Does this sound like you: You’re interested in new floors but aren’t quite sure if it’s time? You’ve made it this far with the ones you have. How do you know if it’s time to invest in an upgrade?

There are a few reasons why investing in new floors might be a good idea:

  • If you’re listing your house on the market or plan to do so in the future, new floors can improve the value of your home. 
  • Those of you who have lived in their current space for a while might want to improve the aesthetics after seeing the same flooring for years.
  • If you’re brand-new to the living space, you might want to invest in new floors since you’ll be living with them for the foreseeable future. 

Regardless of your why, the fact remains that you want to squeeze the most value out of the existing floor beneath your feet.

Old floor warning signs

If a lot of people live in or have lived in your home, the flooring has a greater chance of showing signs of wear and tear. The same goes for high foot traffic areas, such as hallways and main rooms. 

Some of these signs of wear and tear include:

  • Permanent stains
  • Rips and tears in carpet and laminate
  • Odors in carpet
  • Worn or wrinkled carpet
  • Laminate flooring has peeling corners 
  • Cracked or loose tiles
  • Uneven hardwood floors

Alternatively, there could be a major event that prompts the change in flooring. For example, it might be time to upgrade your floors if your home has seen recent water damage.

If you have carpet and know when it was installed you can estimate when a replacement might be needed. Low-quality carpet can last for 1-5 years while high-quality carpet can last for 15-20 years.

If you have hardwood floors there’s a chance they could be refinished instead of replaced. But depending on the cost you might find them worth replacing so you won’t have to worry about them for years to come.

The plan

If the thought of new floors has even crossed your mind it’s worth contacting a flooring professional for guidance. If you live in the greater Atlanta area, the professionals at Revere Construction and Roofing are ready and available to help.

A professional can lay out your options, associated costs, and give you a projected timeline. Knowledge is power!

Armed with the information a professional can provide you’ll be better informed about your options when dealing with your unique situation. Then the question becomes: what kind of flooring should you get?[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]