The floors in your home receive the most wear and tear. They’re high traffic areas that are constantly being put to the test with dirty shoes, spills, scratches from furniture, pet damage, and more. It’s only a matter of time before your floors need to be replaced. The question is: when?
Hardwood flooring may last for decades, but even the most reliable flooring has its limitations, and there will come a time when your floors will need replacing. One of the greatest benefits of hardwood is that it can be refinished, sanded or recoated. However, sometimes it’s a much more practical decision to install new flooring instead of hassling with sanding or recoating.
After a certain period, hardwood floors will begin to deteriorate, making them softer and bouncier – not exactly the characteristics you should be looking for in hardwood flooring. Also with age, your hardwood floors will significantly begin to lose their shine and color. Refinishing your hardwood floor over and over again gets expensive! Take this as an opportunity to update your flooring and give your home a new style or design that you’ve always dreamed of.
Is your linoleum peeling up in several places? Has it gotten damp under the areas where it’s lifting? These are telltale signs that you may need to replace your floors. Old linoleum can quickly date your house, especially if it’s faded or coming loose.
Unlike carpeting, ceramic tile can last for a very long time. Broken tiles can be replaced, and stained grout can be cleaned. However, there are times that even the most heavy-duty cleaning products cannot remove stains and mildew from the grout. When this happens, you should probably consider replacing your tile flooring.
Grout stains are often mildew, which is not only unattractive but unhealthy. When grout and tiles become damaged, water can leak through the surface and cause problems that you may not be able to see. These issues can end up impacting the structural integrity of your home as well as your overall health.
Laminate has become a popular choice for homeowners who are looking to replace their flooring. It mimics the look of wood, but it’s made of multi-layer synthetics instead. Still, no matter how well you take care of your laminate flooring, it won’t last forever.
Most laminate or vinyl tile exhibits signs of when it’s near the end of its life. Whether the floor has seen some water damage or just your average wear and tear, if it starts peeling up that means that the adhesive is starting to fail, and it’s time to replace it.
If your flooring is due to be replaced, it’s the perfect time to consider professional flooring installation from FloorQuest. Our flooring specialists work diligently to help complete your remodeling project on time, within your budget and with top quality results. Contact us today or visit any of our FloorQuest locations for more information.