As flooring contractors for over 20 years, we have seen and heard the many reasons why people want new flooring. Depending on the person’s wants or needs, the reasons for switching your floors are extremely long. Instead of listing out every little thing, we made a list of the top ten reasons why homeowners may want to change their flooring.
One of the top reasons why homeowners change their floors is to remove any damages. There is a load of damages that your floors can undergo throughout the years, including scratches, dents, stains, scuffs, tears, rips broken boards, nails and more. If the damage is minor, you can fix it with the leftover flooring pieces or hardwood floor refinishing. However, for bigger problem areas, you will need to change the flooring completely. Luckily, we have a wide selection of hardwood, laminate, carpet, luxury vinyl, ceramic tile and waterproof flooring. We can even come to you with different samples!
Increase Home Value
New floors (especially hardwood floors) can increase your home’s value. About 54% of homeowners are willing to pay extra for properties with new or excellent condition hardwood floors. Plus, having hardwood floors can increase your home’s value up to 5%. However, you do not need hardwood floors to up your home’s value. Instead, laminate, carpet, luxury vinyl, waterproof flooring and tile can increase it as well. If you do decide to go with one of those options, here are a few tips you will want to remember:
- Stay consistent with your flooring.
- Do not let different floors meet in high traffic areas.
- Stick to carpet in bedrooms.
Want an Updated/Changed Look
Many people will switch their floors because they want an updated look or floors that match their home’s aesthetic. There are loads of flooring options that may be hard to find the right one for you. Right now, eco-friendly flooring is one of the most sought out options on the market. If you want to know the current 2021 flooring trends, then check out our latest guide.
Has Excessive Wear & Tear
Floors with scratches, dents, scuffs, stains, sun fading and other problems are not visually appealing for most homeowners. To get rid of these issues, people will change their floors. After installing your new floors, we recommend learning the proper ways to clean and maintain your floors, so you do not have to install new flooring any time soon. Each flooring type has specific needs. Give us a call, and we can give you some tips and suggestions to help you maintain your new floors.
Creaking or Moving Boards
No one wants to hear eerie creaking or experience their floors moving every time they take a step. In some cases, you may be able to fix a moving board or two, but if the whole floor is having issues, then you will need to start from scratch. Your floors may be creaking or moving because they are separating from the subfloor. Therefore, whenever you install new ones, you want to make sure they are tightly attached to the subfloor.
Encountered Water Exposure
Whenever your floors experience water exposure, they can start to swell, contract, split, expand and grow mold or mildew. You never want to live in a home that has water-exposed floors. If not taken care of properly, it can cause health issues, especially if you have allergies or asthma. If water exposure or flooding worries you, we recommend installing waterproof flooring. These floors are 100% waterproof and can be dried and re-installed if your home ever floods. For more information about the benefits of waterproof flooring, check out this guide. To see our selection of waterproof flooring, give us a call today.
Over time, your floors can start to change colors. And sometimes, a deep cleaning or refinishing job will not return it to its original shade. And other methods are fruitless as well. Instead, you can damage or discolor your floors even more. By this point, your best option is to install new floors. Once you install the new floors, you need to understand the proper ways to care and clean them. This way, you can prevent discoloration.
Did you know that some floors work better for specific lifestyles? Yes, you can install floors that match how active your life is. For example, you can install flooring that is children and pet-friendly as well as floors that can handle heavy or light foot traffic. There are even specific flooring options that can help with your health and safety. Whatever you have going on in life, there are floors out there that can help.
Get Rid of Allergies
Some floors do not work if you have allergies. Older floors and some carpets hold in pollen, allergens, bacteria, mold and mildew if not properly maintained. If you or your other family members have allergies, try out a floor that fits best with your health. And if you do enjoy carpet, there are allergen-friendly carpets out on the market.
Improve the Maintenance
Finally, the last reason why many homeowners change their floors is to improve the overall maintenance. Many homeowners do not have the time, patience or knowledge to maintain specific floors. For example, carpet flooring tends to go through more upkeep. And for people with children or pets, you may not want this flooring option. There are a ton of flooring options out there that meet different lifestyles. When shopping around, make sure to pay attention to the maintenance and cleaning of the floors you view.
Ready to switch up your floors? Then, look no further than Valor Home Services. We have helped homeowners in Belleville, Edwardsville, O’Fallon and the surrounding areas for over 20 years. If hire us as your flooring contractor, we will help you every step of the way, including choosing and finding the materials, removing and disposing of old flooring, installing the new floors, cleaning after we finish and checking up to make sure your floors are still meeting your needs and wants. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.