Everything gets worn out eventually, even your floors. Quality flooring can last for years, but older flooring materials do not have the resiliency of today’s products. And often there is nothing you can do to bring the shine back to a dull and dingy floor.
Another issue that bears the question of whether to repair or replace is when the flooring is damaged. Peeling, cracking, or broken floors need more than just a cursory glance when being evaluated. After all, if whatever caused the damage in the first place is not taken care of, you may end up spending significantly more money than is required.
Questions to ask yourself:
- How is space or room used?
- Is the current flooring appropriate for that use?
- Can the flooring be cleaned and sanitized?
- Do you like the current style of flooring?
- Why are you considering making a change?
- Is the current flooring damaged?
- If so, is repair even possible?
- Does repairing make economic sense?
- If repaired, will it look good?
- Can you afford to replace the flooring?
- What do you want in a new floor?
Unlike food items, flooring products don’t come with an expiration date. Except when a floor is damaged enough to render it dangerous, the decision to change your flooring has to do with function, style, and appearance.
Another critical matter to consider is your budget. It goes without saying that ultimately replacing a floor will cost more than doing repairs. But it’s important to think whether the cost of repairing an old floor makes sense. Before making a final decision, it’s essential to compare the value of each. The cost to replace the flooring entirely may make more sense because a new floor will look better and last longer than a floor that has just been repaired.
Whether you decide to repair or replace, contact Xtreme Engineered Floor Systems for advice and estimates. With years of experience in the flooring industry, our flooring experts know how to solve your flooring issues.