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5 Signs Your Floors Need to Be Replaced

 

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Flooring usually lasts longer than just about anything else in a house.

Many floors come with twenty- or thirty-year warranties, and it’s not uncommon to find well-maintained historic homes that have their original flooring from over a century ago. However, as with everything, floors do sometimes need to be replaced.

Here are some signs that it might be time to call for a quote:

1. There Is Visible Damage

Visibly damaged floors are not just unsightly, but potentially dangerous.

Patches of carpet that have been worn threadbare, planks of hardwood that are rotted or missing, vinyl that is starting to crack and peel – all these issues are hazardous, particularly to small children or pets.

Threadbare carpet can expose carpet staples, which can run into hands and feed. Broken hardwood planks can, at best, leave splinters or, at worst, leave gashes. Broken vinyl can also be sharp enough to break the skin.

If your floors are too damaged to fix, it’s time to replace them for your family’s safety and for aesthetics.

2. You’re Getting Ready to Sell

The idea of putting new flooring in a house when you’re prepping to sell may seem counter-intuitive, but your investment will drastically increase the value of your house on the market.

If you’re using a real estate agent, consult with him or her before you go through with such a major project.

3. They Look Outdated

Lots of people live with flooring choices they regret because they don’t think they have any other choice. Many of today’s flooring options, including laminate and vinyl planks, are attractive and affordable.

4. The Floor is Uneven

Uneven floors are frustrating and a tripping hazard. In some cases, uneven floors are caused by foundational issues, so it’s a good idea to have a general contractor take a look at your house before you have your new floors installed.

5. Extensive Wear & Tear

Some families are just harder on floors than others. Maybe you have large dogs or energetic kids. the reason, excessive wear and tear can be a reason to replace your home’s floors. Many of today’s flooring options are designed to hold-up to heavy use, which would probably be a great fit for your household.

 

If you’ve been putting up with less-than-ideal floors in your home, now might be the time for you to seriously consider ripping them up and starting anew. Not only will you be adding value to your house, but your family will enjoy the newer, safer flooring that we offer.