The floors in your home arguably get the most traction, yet they’re often overlooked when it comes to home renovations. Understandably, a new kitchen has a certain wow appeal, while a fresh coat of paint can be an easy refresh. Considering how much your floors go through, including spills and damage, they deserve more attention. Here are 5 reasons why you should upgrade your flooring.
Your current flooring is damaged
When maintained well, your floors can last a long time, but eventually, you’ll see some signs that it’s time for a change.
With carpets, rips and tears are the visible signs, but if deep cleaning no longer helped restore its look, you definitely want to think about your options. When peeling starts to happen with laminate or vinyl, you’ll know it’s time to get new floors.
Tiles can last a lifetime, but if they’re continually cracking, you’ll want to consider a long-term solution. Finally, damage, unleveled planks, and creaks when you’re walking is basically your hardwood telling you to get repairs or a replacement done.
It may increase your property value
One of the first things house hunters notice when entering a home is the floors. Think about it from a buyer’s perspective for a second. Do you think they’ll be more impressed with the property with new hardwood floors or the one with decades-old carpets? New floors also signal to potential buyers that you’ve taken care of your home, which may increase their perceived value.
Even if you don’t plan on selling anytime soon, getting new floors done is still worth considering since you can enjoy them yourself. When you’re ready to sell or rent out your home, the upgrade you’ve already made can potentially help you get a higher asking price.
You want to refresh the look of your home
All parts of your home can look dated over time, but floors can be especially unattractive if you wait too long for an update. By upgrading your floors, you can give your home a whole new look, and in some cases, you can make rooms appear brighter. New floors may also be easier to maintain since they may need less cleaning. You should also consider your personal preference. Since this is your home, you should enjoy it. If new floors will make you happy, that’s a pretty good reason to make a switch.
It could improve your health
If anyone in your family has allergies, asthma or difficulty breathing, new floors could potentially improve their health. Carpets are known to trap dust, dirt, and allergens, which can move around whenever you walk around your home. If you have a pet, their hair will also get caught in your carpets.
Upgrading your floors to hardwood, laminate, vinyl, and tiles may improve the air quality in your home. Not only will you be getting rid of years of dirt by removing your old carpets, but your new flooring will also likely require less maintenance.
It’s less expensive than you think
Many people falsely assume that getting your floors replaced is expensive. Sure, it’ll cost you more if you have a large surface area that needs to be redone, but with so many different materials available, you can easily find something within your budget.
Just because you’re spending less doesn’t mean you’re getting an inferior product that isn’t worth the cost. How much it costs you in the end depends on the style chosen, if your subfloor needs to be replaced, labor, and more. Book a free consultation today with one of our experts to get your project started! Don’t forget, Sam’s Club Members get a 10% discount off fair market value estimate.*