5 Signs The Time Has Come To Replace Your Floors & The Best Floor Options For You

If your home has seen better days, things will eventually start to go wrong, as time and general wear and tear gradually erode the materials. Your flooring is subject to this wear and tear and with that in mind, here are a few tell-tale signs that the time has come to replace your flooring.

Room with hardwood floor

1. Visible Damage If you can see floor damage then it is time to do something about it. Floor tiles can easily be replaced if certain tiles are scuffed or stained, while timber planks can also be removed and replaced. If you are looking for new floorboard options, it’s time to visit the established flooring company in your area as they have all the solutions. A quick online search will also provide you with some valuable tips.
2. Water Damage Timber floors can easily become warped if they get wet and if this happens, you have little choice but to replace the floor. Solid timber is not ideal for kitchens and bathrooms due to the potential for water damage; if you want the look of timber, luxury vinyl comes in many wood-grain finishes, while engineered timber is another option. The Perth modern cork flooring selection you see online is also a good idea to replicate; apart from being eco-friendly, cork floors will stand the test of time. With a coat of sealant, your new floor would surely be protected
3. Deep Scratches Years of wear and tear can cause deep scratches and gouges; these might not be repaired. If there are many deep marks, it would probably be better to replace the entire flooring. Visit a flooring showroom where you can view a wide range of flooring in a real-life setting. Cork, engineered timber, solid hardwood, and luxury vinyl are all good choices, depending on your style and your budget.
4. Heavy Traffic Wear If certain parts of the floor look more worn than others, this is probably due to constant heavy traffic; that means it is time to replace the old floor with a material that stands up to heavy use, such as luxury vinyl or laminate flooring. If you visit your local flooring showroom, the knowledgeable staff can advise you on the best materials for heavy-traffic areas.
5. Stained Floor Some stains come out if you act quickly, while things like oil-based paint, red wine, and coffee are very difficult to remove. If your floor is tiled, you can remove the damaged tiles, otherwise, it might be best to replace the whole floor. There are a lot of free resources online to help you find ways to remove stains from a range of flooring materials, and there are also professionals who can remove most stains.

You may have been aware of flooring issues but have yet to do anything about them. Should a neighbour mention your floor, this means it is time to think about replacing the floor with something suitable. It is important to have the floor professionally installed, and the flooring company would have teams of installers who work with their products.


  • Anonymous

    If I were choosing any floor option I would go with a dark wood. I just seem to prefer dark woods to the lighter ones. I also really like the concrete floors that are tinted in various colors.

    • Tamra Phelps

      Connie, this was me–for some reason yesterday the form was losing my name/email when I commented. Not sure why. It seems to be retaining it now.

  • heather

    This was super informative to read. The time has come for us to replace our flooring in the living room and this was helpful to read.

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