When it is installed correctly and is well taken care of, flooring can be one of the longest lasting aspects of your home. Many flooring types come with warranties of up to 30 years, and others will last even longer with proper maintenance. Consider how often original wood floors are the highlight of historic buildings and homes. However, even with appropriate care, there comes a time when flooring needs to be replaced. If you’re torn between replacement and repairs, consider these three signs that it’s time for new floors.
Damage Is Visible
One of the most significant signs that your flooring needs to be replaced is if there is significant damage; particularly if it is dangerous and not just unsightly. Overtime carpeting can become threadbare leaving the staples exposed and opening the risk for cuts and injury. Similarly, wood and vinyl that has cracked and splintered can cause all types of injuries. If your wood flooring has begun to rot you also have the risk of stepping through it creating even worse damage.
It’s Affecting Your Home’s Value
If you are planning to sell your home in the near future replacing your flooring may help improve your homes value and your potential for selling. While you should always consult with a real estate agent before you make any drastic changes, a new floor might be just the incentive buyers need to snap your home up quickly. This is particularly important if your floors look worse for wear or are particularly outdated. There are plenty of easy to install, affordable options that are much more sophisticated than the tired 70’s laminate your home might still be sporting.
Extensive Wear and Trouble
In high-action homes, like those with children and pets, floors may wear out sooner than they otherwise would. If there are numerous signs of wear on your flooring, it may be a good time to upgrade to a more durable option. Another aspect to keep an eye out for is signs of uneven flooring. Uneven floors can be dangerous and a tripping hazard, but they also might be a sign of more extensive problems and a general contractor should be consulted.
Questions? RPS Flooring Can Help
If you still are unsure of which flooring material to choose for your office remodel, RPS Flooring is here to help you. Our trained professionals can answer any of your questions and guide you in the right direction. Feel free to give us a call or come visit our showroom to check out our wide selection of commercial and residential flooring options. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.