Your home is designed to last. Its walls and floors are all made of sturdy materials to keep you protected and make you feel comfortable. But the adage, “Nothing lasts forever,” also applies to real estate properties. Sooner or later, some of your home’s parts will need to be repaired and replaced. One of them is your flooring.
No matter how much effort is spent to take care of the floor, there will come a time that will need to be replaced. In case your floor has been with you for ten or 20 years, it would be safe to say that it has already served its purpose. Nevertheless, some signs will tell you that you need to have it replaced.
Here are some of them:
The flooring has indelible stains
While the floor will catch some spills and stains now and then, these can be easily addressed, especially if the flooring is made of vinyl or hardwood. You will have to wipe the stains off with a moist towel or mop. However, if you are using carpet, the stains may get stuck, and they will be there for good. Over the years, your carpet might already have dozens of stains that no amount of cleaning ever works. In this case, maybe it’s time that you call a carpet fitter.
It’s not safe anymore
Over the years, your floor will see signs of wear and tear. There will be frays, rips, and even bad patches on your carpet. The tiles may be already broken, and the hardwood flooring is chipped in lots of places. Tiles and hardwood boards that are not permanently sitting can be risky, as they may cause people to trip. They may even bring wounds and blisters. With this in mind, you should deal with these unsafe areas to avoid injuries. When you are switching to new flooring material, pick the one that can last a very long time.
The style is already outdated
Interior design is very much like style and fashion. Themes and tastes come and go, and when this happens, you need to make the change, too. When you are renovating your home, you have the opportunity to change your flooring, and in this case, you should go for something timeless — the ones that will endure the passing of trends. Your best bets include neutral marble or hardwood. But if you are looking for something industrial, leave the floor bare, but make sure that it is polished.
Your lifestyle has changed
Lifestyle changes will also prompt you to change your home aesthetics, including the flooring. For one, if your home has welcomed more family members, such as new kids, relatives, and even pets, you can safely say that your place has become a high-traffic area. For it to support such traffic, the floor needs to be sturdy and stable.
Get it done!
Your flooring may be designed to last, but as the saying goes, nothing lasts forever. With this in mind, you should also be ready for a change. And make sure that the new improvement will also last a long time.