One of the most popular ways to majorly refresh a room, especially in an older house, is by updating the floors. This can be a really intimidating process though. It is a big commitment to choose new floors and a pretty significant monetary investment. In the long run, however, it is an investment that is definitely worth it. Here are a few great reasons you should update the flooring in your home this season.
If you’re wondering how flooring can be a health concern, think about all of the ground-in dirt, dust, and germs in your old carpeting. If you or anyone in your family has allergies or asthma, that nasty old carpeting can be a big problem. A replacement floor, especially one like hardwood that doesn’t trap dust and dirt, could make everyone breathe easier.
As floors age, they get harder to clean. You spend more and more time trying to get the ground-in dirt and stains out of the carpets or to get the grout to look clean. If your old floors are hardwood, you may even be at the point where the upkeep to prevent them from totally wearing out is full-time labor. New floors that are easy to care for will give you back all that time in your day.
Of course, there are outrageously expensive flooring options out there, but there are also super reasonable ones as well. There are even flooring options available that are easy to DIY, making the expense even more reasonable. Take the time to research all the flooring options before writing off the idea as too expensive.
Homes with updated floors sell more quickly than homes with worn out floors. While this isn’t the same as getting more money for the home, you are more likely to at least get your asking price if the buyer doesn’t foresee their own additional expense of redoing the floors. Prospective buyers like to see that work has been done to update and maintain the home.
Boost Your Mood
If your old, dingy floors make you feel down or aggravated and new ones would make you happy, that’s reason enough to do it. Your home should make you feel comfortable and happy.
Questions? RPS Flooring is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to care for your hardwood floors, we here at RPS Flooring are here to help. Our trained professionals will answer your questions and guide you in the right direction. Give us a call or come and visit our showroom to check out our selection of commercial and residential flooring options. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been working on, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.