Do your floors need to be replaced? How do you know for certain? Scuffs and stains don’t necessarily mean that it’s time to renovate. If you’re not sure if it’s finally time to replace your old floor, there are some signs to look for.
Under-padding keeps your carpet looking plush. When there is a lot of high traffic or heavy furniture placed on a carpet, it can wear down the under-padding. Small gaps or holes eventually develop and can create a “sunken” look. If the under-carpet has been damaged, it’s most likely time to replace your carpet.
Hardwood floors, especially those installed generations ago, can be very vulnerable to moisture and water damage. Even using too much water or liquid floor cleaner while mopping floors can create damage. Keep your eyes peeled for signs of rot. If your hardwood begins to peel, buckle or warp, it’s most likely time to replace your flooring.
Wear & Tear
Over time, dirt, grime and other abrasives will start to wear down your floor and cause damage to the surface, especially if you have hardwood flooring. In addition, over generations the wood will gradually soften. However, this doesn’t mean you have to replace all the hardwood in your home. If dents and scratches are destroying the look of your floor, consider replacement boards.
Termites can affect both laminate and hardwood floors. Look for small holes or soft spots in your floors. Termites tend to congregate in certain spots. Have a professional inspect your floors right away if your think you might have a possible infestation.
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