In the second quarter of 2020, 36% of homeowners were working on home renovations. Since COVID-19 forced families indoors for months, many are looking at how the home is used and how to accommodate changing needs.
If you’re thinking about remodeling your space, you’re likely to think about the kitchen and living room. Don’t overlook a flooring remodel.
If you’re not sure if it’s time to renovate your floors, read on to learn how you can decide if you should go ahead with the project.
1. Sustained Water Damage
Water damage can have horrific consequences for your floors. The floors can rot, or mold can grow underneath the mold. Worst-case scenario, the support under the floors gets so much moisture that it rots.
You will need to have the flooring replaced if your home sustained water damage.
2. Outdated Styles
You don’t need shag carpets or old linoleum flooring from 1982. Updating your floors to something neutral and timeless gives you the flexibility to update the interior of the home.
What type of material should you use in the flooring renovation? It depends on your style and the room. You may want to install tile in the bathroom or kitchen. You may want to have a low-pile carpet in the basement.
3. Repurposing the Garage
The garage is likely to be a dumping ground for things that you just don’t know what to do with. If you decide to clean out or organize the garage, you suddenly have room for so many things.
You can fit your cars in the garage, or you can turn it into a home gym. It’s a great time to prepare the floors for new activity. Take a look at the Garage Force process, which adds a strong coating on the floors.
4. Sinking Floors
Floors that dip, are uneven, or are sinking is a bad sign for your home. Sinking floors means that the support underneath the floors is damaged and needs to be replaced.
A dipping or uneven floor can be a sign of poor installation and can lead to problems down the road. It can also mean that your home is a safety hazard. People can trip on the floors and get hurt.
5. Time to Sell
You already have a lengthy punch list when you’re getting ready to sell your home. Redoing floors before you sell could add more value to the selling price of the home.
For example, if you have had carpet throughout your home, you may pull it up and discover that you have stunning hardwood floors underneath.
Buyers prefer hardwood floors because they make the home look stylish and they’re easy to maintain.
Is It Time for a Flooring Remodel?
You don’t have to wonder long if it’s time to remodel your floors. If your floors sustained water damage or are sinking, then a flooring remodel has to happen.
If you’re ready to sell your home, it’s best to have the flooring installed now. You have the time and the sooner you get them done, the faster you can get your home on the market.
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