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5 Ways to Know if Your Flooring Needs to be Replaced

Is it time to replace the floors?

Is it time to replace the floors?

Sometimes if our floors are not up to our standards, there are little things we can do fix the flaws. And sometimes it really is time to replace the flooring and start new. But how can you know if the issues with your flooring are things that can be repaired or a sign that replacement is necessary?  Here are five signs that your flooring is beyond repair.

Pet Damage

There’s is no getting around the fact that occasionally pets damage our floors. There is a lot you can do to maintain them, but if the staining and odor won’t come out no matter what you try, it is time to replace the floors before they continue to rot.

Leaking Ceilings

If the leaking ceiling is below a floor, the odds are good that the floor has sustained at least some damage. If the floor, subfloor, or any of the surrounding structure is water damaged, you need to look into having it replaced. If you see water stains, or the wood is soft or visibly rotting, it is time to have the professionals come in. If you don’t, you risk living with mold and mildew, which is unhealthy, and rot, which could be dangerous.

Peeling Linoleum

If your linoleum is peeling up in places, then you’re going to have to replace something. If you can find an exact match to the pattern, you may be able to section it off and just replace the damaged part, but that is a big “if”. If the linoleum is very old, you’ll likely have trouble matching it, either because the pattern has gone out of style or because it has faded. Also, if water has gotten under the peeling linoleum, you may have to replace the floor underneath as well.

Over-Sanded Hardwood

Hardwoods are one of the best investments you can make in a house, but there is a limit to how many times they can be sanded down and refinished. Especially if you have an old home, you may be nearing the end of the life of your hardwood floors. In this case, you may be noticing that the nails are starting to be exposed, the boards move a bit, or there are starting to be structural problems. Even if these issues are only on 30% of your floors, that will likely increase to over 50% with another sanding.

Stained Grout

In many cases, the grout between your tiles is easily cleaned, but when it isn’t, it may be time to replace the tile flooring.  If you’ve tried even the most heavy-duty product, and it still won’t come clean, consider calling a professional in to repair it, or more likely replace it.

RPS Carpet and Flooring Wholesalers

Have more questions about choosing new flooring or looking to make a switch in one of the rooms in your house? Our professionals at RPS Carpet and Flooring Wholesalers can answer all of your questions and provide quality flooring for your needs. Give us a call, or visit our storeroom to check out our wide selection of commercial and residential flooring options.

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