Many people know when it is time to replace their bed. Or their mattress.
You wake up with back pain, there are visible springs sticking through the material, and the bed just feels lumpy. However, have you ever thought about the signs that it may be time to replace your flooring?
Flooring is something that many people overlook when it comes to home refurbishments, yet it can make a huge difference to the appearance of the home, the feel, and the sale value! So, here are some key signs that it may be time to replace your flooring. Enjoy!
As obvious as it sounds, a key sign that you need to replace your flooring, whether it is in your dining room, your kitchen, or your hallway, is that it is damaged. This can look like cracks, chips, and just parts of the floor rotting and warping. This is more common with older homes or those that have had water damage.
When your flooring is severely damaged, make sure that any tiles or new flooring is laid by a professional to ensure that it is placed on a stable and safe surface.
Have you ever walked into a home, usually one that is older and has no carpet, and just noticed that there is an off smell?
Many people who opt to buy fixer-upper homes have this issue, often citing odors like pet urine, mildew, or mold smells that cannot be removed. This may be due to these issues leaking into the wood under the flooring or the flooring itself, meaning it needs to be replaced to improve the indoor air quality. Oh, and to help the house actually smell nice!
Ongoing Allergies and Health Issues
It may be the case that you have moved into a new home, and now, your children have allergies, or the allergic issues that they had before moving into the home have worsened. It may even be that they, or you, are getting more colds than usual. The reason behind this? Well, the flooring may be holding allergens like dust mites, persistent dust, mold, and mildew. So, you will need to upgrade your flooring to a new, easy-to-clean flooring that is also hypoallergenic. These carpets are easily found online and are also easy to clean with vacuuming and shampooing once or twice a year. Oh, and if you have to put down carpets in your home, make sure they are thin, as deeper carpets hold onto allergens, too!
Or, if you have just bought a home and you see that the flooring is not quite to your style, or it is not going to go aesthetically with what you have planned for your home, it may be time to replace it.
Remember that, as well as aesthetics, you have to think about foot traffic when choosing flooring for an area. So, if you have lots of kids or big dogs who love bounding in after a walk, then you will need to choose a flooring option that can handle heavier foot traffic.
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