The list of benefits for hardwood flooring is endless, from durability to color that does not fade. But when is it time to replace your hardwood floors after you have refinished them numerous times? Follow along as we dissect a few reasons to replace your flooring.

 Water Damage

If your flooring is exposed to flooding or water damage, it may be time to replace them. Water can cause both decay and warping of the boards. Signs of water damage include unstable boards, buckling or peeling of the floor, and spaces between the boards. It is vital to replace your flooring once water damage has occurred. Water-damaged flooring can also begin to rot or grow mold if not cared for quickly. Homeowners should mitigate any water damage to floors immediately to avoid the growth of mold or warping of the wood. 

 Aging Floors

While hardwood floors typically last decades, their lifespan does run out. Old floors tend to be wobbly and pliable. In the worst-case scenario, old boards can rot or splinter in high-traffic areas, causing a risk to anyone walking on the floors. Nails can also begin to appear over time; if you start to see a large area of exposed nails, it may be time to replace them.

 Time for a Change

Sometimes it is just time for a change. Looking for a new color scheme or wanting wider boards than what your current flooring has to offer are both valid reasons to replace your floor. Updating the look of your flooring can completely change the look of your home! 

 Selling or Renting Your House 

Updating your flooring is a sure way to increase the value of your home if you are thinking about selling or renting. Hardwood floors tend to be less maintenance in comparison to carpet should you have renters. 

When you are ready to replace your flooring, come on down to The Floor Store or give us a call for a free in-home measurement. Our locally owned showroom is full of experienced staff and a large inventory of hardwood, vinyl, tile, and carpet options for all your home’s needs.