8 Signs Your Flooring Needs to be Replaced

outdated flooringNothing lasts forever and unfortunately, as something that sees foot traffic every day, the flooring in your home can become scratched and damaged in several different ways. There are several benefits to replacing the flooring in your home and if you’ve been wondering if it’s time you replace yours, we’re sharing a few signs to pay attention to.

1. Your flooring is old

The floors in your home won’t last forever and although there are some materials that are extremely durable and last longer than 50 years and can easily be refinished, this isn’t always the case.

Over time tile will chip and grout will start to look unpleasant and resilient flooring will begin to warp due to humidity and various issues with the subfloor, including rot. When this happens, it’s best to replace the flooring material to avoid further issues in the future.

2. There are cracks and soft spots

Cracks in your flooring are not only aesthetically displeasing, but they will also make visitors to your home feel uneasy about the safety of your flooring. If left untreated, cracks and soft spots in your flooring can become a huge safety hazard.

3. Your flooring looks outdated

If you ran into a friend wearing bell-bottom pants, tie-dye, and platform boots, one might think they just stepped out of the 70’s. Don’t let the guests in your home think this way about your flooring! Replacing your outdated flooring is also a great way to refresh your space without having to spend a lot of money.

4. The floor looks uneven

Your floor can become uneven from leaks and water damage. Depending on the type of flooring you have in your home, the material will either start to buckle, cup or become lumpy. This happens more frequently in regions that experience flooding and excessive humidity.

5. You want to increase your property value

Safety hazards are not the only reason to replace your flooring. If you’re planning on selling your home, updating your flooring can increase property value. Replacing your flooring before selling your home can also increase a buyers interest in your home, as it’ll be one less thing they have to worry about updating once they move in.

6. It groans and makes odd noises

When your floor is making odd noises, it can be a sign that your subfloor is on it’s way out. Rot spreads fast and the longer you leave the issue, the more expensive it’ll be to fix the damage. Rotted subflooring is also more prone to mold growth, which can lead to extensive damage.

Specializing in carpet, tile, and resilient flooring installation, the Tiles Gone Wild team will work closely with you to select the materials and design that will work best in your space. If you’re ready to replace the flooring in your home, give us a call today at (978) 462-9453.