Floors are probably the one part of the house that we think about the least. If they are doing their job right, we never even really think about them.
But floors play a critical role in your home. If they are broken or in poor repair, that’s not something you can wait to repair. You can’t have holes or broken boards on your floors because they present a serious hazard.
They also can lead to other structural problems if left unfixed, which is one of the reasons abandoned homes tend to fall apart faster than occupied houses.
The Right Time for New Floors
Having your general contractor replace a floor when it becomes broken or damaged is important. But what are some of the other times to think about replacing or refinishing your floors? Here are a few ideas:
- When You Are Remodeling — One of the easiest ways to get a whole new look for a room is to replace or refinish the floor. If you have bare wood floors, consider covering them with carpeting. If you have carpet, think about pulling it up to expose the floors underneath. Resurface your floors in the more public areas of your home with marble or tile. New floors can make a stunning statement about the new look of your remodeled room.
- When You Move into a New Home — One of the benefits of replacing or refinishing floors when you are moving into a new residence is that none of your stuff is there yet, so there’s nothing to move out of the way. There’s also the convenience of doing it when there aren’t people living there to get in the way.
- When You Want to Increase Your Home’s Value — Upgrading your floors is an affordable way to instantly increase the value of your home if you are putting it on the market. Replacing worn or outdated floors with popular new materials such as marble or tile will make your home more desirable to buyers.