October 15th, 2021
Knowing when to invest in new flooring seems to be one of the main questions homeowners face today. How do you know when it’s time to say goodbye to your old floor and move on to a flooring option that best fits you and your family’s needs? We are sharing our top six reasons to renovate your floors.
Selling A Home
When getting ready to put your home on the market, one key area that your real estate agent will assess is the condition of the floors. Depending on the age and quality of hardwoods, you may not have to make any updates. However, if there’s significant visible wear and tear, this could be a big deterrent for an interested prospect.
Even if you’re still undecided on updating your floors, doing so can offer a significant return on investment. Buyers love to see new and pristine flooring, and it’s one of the most pined after item on anyone’s new home list. If you’re working with a tight budget, consider investing in a laminate or vinyl floor that will still have the same appearance as real wood without the higher price tag. For areas of your home that are susceptible to moisture, try updating those rooms with tile flooring. Even the simplest of patterns will make a significant impact on a potential buyer.
Wear And Tear
Depending on your lifestyle, flooring can take a real beating. From spills to scratches left by the beloved family pet, over time, these everyday occurrences can really leave their mark and affect the integrity of the flooring. It’s wise to move forward with a newer, practical option.
Most people don’t realize, but when your carpet is new, it can act as a filter, drawing out particles and debris from the air. Over time though, as your carpet continues to wear, it loses its ability to filter these particles, which can drastically affect the air quality of your home. Old carpet can only exacerbate conditions such as asthma and make it difficult for those who suffer from allergies.
Buying A New Home
As previously mentioned, new flooring is always at the top of a new homeowner’s wish list. The perfect time to replace flooring is right as you purchase a new home. It’s a nice open environment, free from any furniture or belongings, so contractors can come in and work their flooring magic. It’s a less stressful approach to waiting a year or two down the road and having to move furniture to accommodate the work that needs to be done.
If you’re moving into a new home and see that the carpet is at least 5-15 years old, it may be time to replace it, depending on the grade. Not only for allergy and general comfort reasons but because that’s the typical lifespan of most types of carpet. That and you may want a different color or style of carpet that fits your style preferences.
A Fresh New Look
Sometimes, homeowners need a fresh new look. With new flooring options and trends popping up yearly (like the coveted wide plank flooring craze), it’s only natural to want to upgrade your flooring to match an entire room renovation project or refresh your space for more positive vibes. Whatever the reason, updating your flooring to make your area happier is always a good reason to renovate.
For Safety Reasons
As life evolves, sometimes current flooring situations become a hindrance. For instance, if a family member has mobility issues and requires a wheelchair, or perhaps an elderly relative is a high fall risk making it unsafe for them to walk across slicker surfaces like tile. For all these reasons, making an upgrade to a more practical option to keep all family members safe is a must. Our experts are always happy to help make recommendations depending on your family’s needs.
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