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How to Tell When You Should Replace Your Floors

Posted on April 15th, 2016 by

While many homeowners paint, add granite counters to kitchens, and upgrade cabinets, floors are sometimes forgotten when considering home renovations. 
However, flooring is one of the most important aspects of a home, for both aesthetic and practical reasons, and every floor needs to be replaced at some point. It’s important to have an idea of what to look for so you know when it’s time to invest in new flooring in San Diego

Carpet

If you’re using furniture to cover up stains you can’t remove, it’s probably time for the carpet to go. Tears, sections of obvious wear, and smells you can’t eradicate are also signs of the need for replacement. Old carpet collects dust and allergens, so if your carpet has some age on it and your allergic reactions are intensifying, replacing the floor could potentially help you breathe a little easier. Experts who sell the carpet flooring San Diego homeowners prefer recommend replacing your carpet at least every 10 years. Even if the carpet still looks good, a fresh replacement can bring some new life into a room. 

Laminate

San Diego laminate flooring offers the elegant look of wood or tile at a more affordable price, but in time the material will wear out. Minor dings in your floor can be overlooked, but if time or water damage causes peeling, you’ll likely need to replace it. 

Wood

High-quality wood flooring is usually durable and can often be refinished, but this can only be done so many times before it has to be replaced. For instance, if your wood flooring is infested with termites or if there is a structural problem with your subfloor, the wood will have to be removed.

Some flooring changes are less about the condition of the flooring and more about the function. If you have small kids or pets, you may prefer the easy maintenance of a laminate or wood floor than constantly scrubbing carpet. Also, if you’re selling your home, a floor upgrade can increase the value of the property and make it easier to sell.

If you’re looking to replace one or more of the floors in your home and want a durable, high-quality solution, get in touch with Unique Flooring in San Diego. We carry a wide variety of carpet, laminate, and wood flooring styles and we offer installation services as well. Give us a call today at 760-945-0010 for a free quote.

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