ProSource | 9/25/2015 | Expert Advice
When was the last time you took a good look at your floor? If you’re like some homeowners, you might wonder if you’re seeing a new floor in your near future. How do you know when it’s time to explore the home flooring options at your local ProSource Showroom? Just look for the signs.
Nothing makes a floor look old and tired like stains that stick around. You might not remember how they got there, but your flooring seems to be unwilling to forget. Despite your failed attempts to scrub, shampoo and mop them into oblivion, those stains are apparently not going away. That is, unless your flooring does.
Wear And Tear
By its very nature, home flooring takes a lot of abuse. (In fact, we literally walk all over it.) When carpet becomes matted, unfortunately there’s not much you can do to bring it back. Or if your hard flooring develops cracks or tears, the problem goes beyond aesthetics. Because that surface damage can expose your subflooring to damage from spills and other liquids – and replacing a subfloor requires a bigger project than simply replacing a floor.
Wrinkles, Crinkles And Soft Spots
In some ways, our flooring ages just like we do. And the subfloor or carpet pad issues that develop along the way are part of the life cycle – especially if your home flooring is subjected to heavy traffic.
If your hard floor coverings develop soft spots or warped areas, it’s likely a sign that both your floor and subfloor need to be replaced. Along the same lines, if you start to see wrinkles in your carpet, or hear crinkling sounds when you walk on it, your project probably includes new pad as well as carpet.
The Romance Is Over
You loved it when you first picked it out. But styles have changed, and so has your décor. And the flooring you once loved now looks out of date, and out of place, in your home. That’s a sure sign that you need to rekindle the romance with a new floor.
Making A Move
For some homeowners, a sign that it’s time to replace flooring is a “for sale” sign in the front yard. Nothing gives a room a fresh, updated look like a new floor. It’s also a good way to help neutralize a room’s color palette, to improve the changes for appealing to potential buyers.
If you’re seeing signs that it’s time for new home flooring, it’s time to see the experts at ProSource. Be sure to show the product ideas you saved to the myProSource Project Center.
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