Is it Time to Replace Your Bathroom Floor?
Do you need to replace your bathroom floor? Unique Flooring in San Diego has provided a checklist of reasons to help you decide if it requires an upgrade.
Soft and Spongy Floor
Bathrooms are the areas of the house where water is most utilized, which makes them especially susceptible to water-related structural damage. A good indicationof water damage is soft, spongy areas of your flooring. If you notice your floor sinking slightly beneath the pressure of your foot, you may need to examine for mold before re-flooring your bathroom.
Gaps in Flooring
Another sign of damage are any gaps between caulk and your tub and tiles. These gaps allow water to settle in the crevices, making them vulnerable to mold, mildew and wood rot that will render your floor damaged and useless.
If you notice a musty odor permeating your bathroom, your damaged floor may be the source. This unpleasant smell suggests a bigger issue is forming, specifically mold and mildew in your bathroom walls and/or subfloor, which will definitely require an investigation before replacing the floor.
Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew on your bathroom surfaces is a guaranteed sign that a replacement is in order. Moisture getscaught between surfaces of broken tiles where mold and mildew form, leading to structural damage from wood rot. If you have water-damaged floors, it’s important to work on replacing them as soon as possible to avoid any health risks.
Time to Remodel
Maybe you’re just sick of your floor and feel like it’s time for a remodel. When designs go out of style and no longer suit your personal aesthetic, it’s time for a change. Start from the ground and work your way up!
If it’s time to renovate your home or replace old and damaged floors, San Diego’s Unique Flooring has you covered. Our extensive collection of hardwood, laminate, vinyl, and tile flooring will suit any homeowner’s aesthetic and for a reasonable price. Call us today at 760-945-0010 for your free estimate!