Have you ever looked at your floor and wondered if it is time to replace it? Sure, it has been a while, but what signs should you look for to give you clarity on whether or not you need a new hardwood floor?
Here the signs we recommend you keep an eye out for in your home:
Lots of scratches
If your floor is suffering from nicks and dings from years of wear, then it could be time to refinish or replace the floor. Hardwood tends to be easier to scratch, so a couple of small scratches are likely to happen, but anything more than that should be a major indicator that it is time to consider a new or refinished floor.
Some boards are turning grey
If any of your hardwood floor boards have started to turn grey, (unless the floor was originally grey!) you may want to consider a new floor. The boards turning grey or discoloring in that fashion means that they have been worn down enough to start to lose their color, and that hardwood is at the end of its lifespan.
Some boards have already turned black
Like the last item on this list, a board turning black means it is absolutely, 100 percent, without a doubt time to replace your hardwood floor. The board turning black is like a worse version of it turning grey, meaning it was time to replace the floor some time ago, but it was not done. Time to rectify that and replace the hardwood floor!
Water (or moisture) damage
If you have any kind of water damage to your hardwood floor, it may be time to refinish or outright place it. Water damage is horrible for the hardwood, causing it to peel and sometimes even crack, but it is much worse for the people in the house. Also, the water damage can allow mold to grow and release spores into the air, making anyone living in the house sick. If this is you, be sure to replace the boards right away!
If you do see any of these signs, or just decide you need a new, fresh look, call Tri Point Flooring today! We are the industry leader in low prices, and we offer a 1 year warranty and satisfaction guarantee on our work! Call us today for a free consultation.