Is your flooring looking dull and worn, lacking its luster or it just needs a whole new re-do? It may be time to replace your flooring. There are certain things you can look for to determine if your flooring has passed its time or you can always get the help from one of our own professional flooring specialists. Here are 5 signs you should replace your flooring:
I know it’s something you don’t want to admit, but is your flooring past its time? Does the carpet shed, smell or are the floorboards old and dull? If you want your facility to look and feel polished and professional, having an outdated floor can definitely throw the whole visual out.
2. Stains & Scratches
There is the element of repairing your flooring if these are apparent, but if the damage is extensive, or if the carpet has permanent stain damage there needs to be a replacement. Immediately removing and replacing your flooring can add a whole new freshness back to the space.
3. Cracks in your tiles
This can happen for many reasons but is not something that should be left unattended, with sharp corners and cracked pieces this can become a danger and safety hazards for all around. Recommendations would be to re-tile the floor or choose a different flooring option if tiles are not appropriate anymore for the use of that space.
4. Odour & Allergens
If you can start to smell awful or strange smells, especially for carpets, it’s definitely time for a professional clean or replacement. As much as you can try to mask the smell sometimes even the strongest of cleaners can’t get the odour out. Having old carpets or flooring can also add to an increase in allergens as they can trap pollen, dust and dirt over time. This can lead to harmful health conditions if not properly treated.
5. Water Damage
If you’ve recently had a water leak or there has been unexpected flooding sometimes a replacement of the flooring will need to be done. If it’s carpet that will definitely have to be replaced and if you have hardwood or vinyl flooring this will all depend on what happens when it drys. Most likely the planks will have swelled and buckled due to the moisture and vinyl when heavily soaked will bubble and create air pockets. If you notice your facility has any of the following it’s important to work quickly so a professional can assess the damage and determine what the required solution should be. Our team at Mathiou Services can help inspect and consult with you to make sure your flooring is kept in its best condition. If you have any more questions or enquires about whether your facility needs a new floor replacement or maintenance contact us at 1300 363 423 so we can help you.