No matter how hard we try, nothing lasts forever. Even though floor maintenance may be a cheaper option once or twice, wear and tear eventually require replacement. Floors eventually need to be replaced completely. Replacing floors can help prevent pest infestations, health risks, and safety hazards.
Here are the signs you need to watch for:
Wear and Tear
Our households are busy, so wear and tear will occur to any flooring! Children playing with toys or you moving furniture can cause permanent damage to your flooring by scratching it. Although scratches are unsightly, deep cracks and scratches in your flooring leave your flooring more susceptible to pest infestations. It's hard to find a direct replacement for laminate flooring, so it's always easier to just replace it.
Water damage almost always requires the replacement of the entire floor, depending on the type of flooring. Therefore, if you have a leak in your home fix your flooring while doing other repairs. It may not be the most obvious sign when you have a small area of water damage, but eventually, you will notice these signs:
The floor is soft
Cupping is another more uncommon one. Here, the edges of your flooring are higher than the rest of it. Floor replacement is always the best solution. You should call Buckby if you are unsure if your flooring has been exposed to water for a long period.
Do your floors creak when you walk on them? Do you just assume that this is normal with the type of flooring you have? It isn't always the case! A creaky floor is one of the first signs of damage to your flooring, and if your flooring is older, it could be a sign of deeper problems. It is sometimes enough to replace the one spot or area making the noise to fix the problem. If this doesn't solve the problem, it may be time to call in the experts to investigate the problem further.
Sanded too many times
There are so many benefits to hardwood floors, including how easy they can be to maintain. They are even long-lasting because you can refinish them if you cannot afford a full replacement just to update the look of your home. However, you might risk sanding your flooring too many times in order to keep the look current. In order to decide if refinishing your floors is the right decision, it is always a good idea to know if your home has had its floors refinished before.
Discoloration of flooring
With time, your flooring can become discolored from the activities you perform on it every day. Whether your floors are vinyl, hardwood or even carpet, discoloration is a common problem. Even though discoloration may be caused by everyday use of the flooring, it could also indicate a deeper problem. Mold is one factor that could cause obvious discoloration. The problem of mold and mildew is a recurring one, and it's difficult to remove. Eventually, it may be time to replace your flooring with new flooring.
While pets are great additions to the home, they can cause odors in the flooring and subflooring. Despite our best efforts, we might only be able to get rid of these odors in the short term. Once these harsh odors seep into your subflooring, the only way to remove the smell is to replace your flooring. This will also help prevent mold from growing in the subflooring, leading to more issues in the future.
What better reason is there to change your flooring than an outdated one? Did you buy a home with shag carpet? Don't worry, we've all been there. Renovations don't always prioritize old flooring, but it's a good reason to consider new flooring. In particular, this is true if you are looking to turn a profit on investment properties. For more information on keeping your home up-to-date with the latest flooring trends, call Buckby today.
Do you suffer from allergies? Are you coughing or sneezing even when at home? The following are primary examples of how your flooring may contribute to your allergic reaction. Some flooring may contain volatile organic compounds that trigger your reaction. If this is happening to you, then now is a good time to consider replacing your floors. People with allergies often prefer vinyl, tile, and hardwood flooring as they do not hold as much dust or pollen. You can get rid of allergens in your home by replacing your floors with Buckby.
We hope you found this guide to knowing when to replace your flooring useful. If you still aren't certain if you have any of these signs, it might be time to consult an expert. Buckby has years of experience and knowledge expertise that you can rely on. Book in for your FREE consultation now.