Shag carpet might have been all the rage in the 70’s but nowadays… not so much. You don’t want people to feel like they’ve stepped into another era when they enter your space. These days there are plenty of options to choose from to give your space a freshen up. Our top pick? Hardwood floors are known to match with any décor and have well and truly stood the test of time when it comes to surviving trends.
Tiles crack and carpets stain. Most floors will dent and scratch over time. But there are more troubling signs of deterioration to look out for. Are your hardwood floors warping or buckling? It’s possible that they’ve sustained water damage – which if severe enough can lead to wood rot. Mildew could be the cause of discoloration in the grout of your tiles that won’t budge with the help of any cleaning products. Are there cracks between your floorboards? Because they can serve as breeding grounds for insects and dust mites.
It still appears dirty and worn, even after you’ve cleaned it
Very few floors will appear ‘good as new’ after years of use. Carpets will eventually lose that soft fluffiness, tiles can dull without polish, and red wine will wreak havoc on pretty much any surface it falls on. If you’re finding that your floors still look dirty, tired and worn even after your best efforts to clean and refresh them – it’s time to consider replacing them.
Your allergies are playing up
Asthma, throat irritation and the flu are just a few common effects of indoor air pollution which can be caused by dust mites and mold. While carpet is commonly known to house bacteria and allergens like dust and dander, other floors can also harbor mold within the subfloor if they’re not properly installed or are subjected to water damage. Laminate and Vinyl floors are often recommended for allergy sufferers because of their hypoallergenic status.
You’re looking to sell your home
Next to the walls, your floor takes up the most space in your home – so you can guarantee that potential homeowners aren’t going to miss that stained carpet or scratched floorboards when they walk in. You can bet that if they’re already adding your floors to the renovation list in their mind, they’re less likely to meet you at your desired price.
So there you have it. Replacing your floors can give your space a completely new look, add value to your home and improve your health. Still need more convincing? We looked at the benefits of updating your floor in another blog, read more about it here!