Some of our top tips on when it’s time to replace your indoor flooring
Deciding when to replace your indoor flooring depends on several factors, including the type of flooring, its condition, your lifestyle, and personal preferences. Here are some signs and considerations to help you determine when it’s time to replace your indoor flooring:
Visible Wear and Tear: If your flooring shows significant signs of wear, such as deep scratches, cracks, chips, or warping, it might be time for a replacement. Worn-out flooring not only looks unsightly but can also pose safety hazards.
Stains and Discoloration: 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. Removing and replacing your flooring can add a whole new freshness back to the space.
Fading or Sun Damage: Flooring exposed to direct sunlight over time can fade or become discoloured. If your flooring has noticeably faded and doesn’t respond well to cleaning or refinishing, replacement might be necessary.
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 lifted to be replaced and if you have hardwood or vinyl flooring this will all depend on what happens when it dries. 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.
Irreparable Damage: If your flooring has undergone multiple repairs and is still showing signs of damage or deterioration, it may be more cost-effective to replace it entirely.
Outdated Style or Design: I know it’s something you don’t want to admit, but is your flooring past its time? Does the carpet shed smell? or has it become too thin? Are the floorboards old and dull? These are all signs your flooring needs replacing. If you want your facility to look and feel polished and professional, having an outdated floor can definitely throw the whole visual out. Talk to a professional about getting a quote to help you with planning and execution
Allergies and Health Concerns: Can you smell awful or strange smells from your flooring or 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 allergies as they can trap pollen, dust and dirt over time. This can lead to harmful health conditions if not properly treated.
Changes in Lifestyle: If your household has undergone changes, such as the addition of pets or children, you might need to replace flooring to accommodate the new needs and potential wear and tear.
Increasing Maintenance Costs: If you find yourself spending a significant amount of time and money on frequent repairs and maintenance, it might be more cost-effective in the long run to invest in new flooring.
Energy Efficiency: Some flooring materials, such as older carpets or poorly insulated flooring, can contribute to energy inefficiency. Upgrading to more energy-efficient options can help lower utility bills.
It’s important to assess the condition of your flooring regularly and consider these factors when deciding whether to replace it. When choosing new flooring, research different materials, styles, and flooring installation methods to find the best fit for your home and lifestyle. If you’re unsure, consulting with a floor installation expert can provide valuable insights and recommendations based on your specific needs.
If you have any more questions or enquiries about whether your facility needs a new floor replacement or maintenance contact us at 1300 363 423 so we can help you.