Spring is a great time to freshen up your indoor space, perhaps even the best time. When it comes to installing new flooring there are several reasons why spring makes this whole process better. Pleasant temperatures and spring humidity levels can make the perfect atmosphere to replace your flooring.
If you are wondering whether you should install new flooring this spring, here at Ascension General Contractors, we have a few things for you to consider before you decide to replace your flooring.
Things to Consider Before Replacing Your Flooring
Does your carpet have stubborn stains that just won’t come out? It may be worth it to opt for replacement. It’s normal for stains to occur throughout the lifespan of your flooring, especially with pets and kids. However, if the stain has been there for a long time it may not be able to be removed. If you’ve tried every cleaning method you can think of and the stain is still there, replacing may be the best option.
Flooring can play a role in allergies becoming worse because of the dust and pollens it can trap. If you have old carpeting in your home there is a good chance that it could be affecting your allergy flare-ups. Hardwood floors, however, don’t have fibers that trap and retain allergens such as mold, dander, dust, molds, and pollen. This is important to keep in mind if you are trying to choose between new carpeting or installing hardwood flooring.
Cracks or Chipping
Many different types of flooring can become cracked or chipped over time. Not only do cracks look bad, but they can also negatively affect the structure of your flooring, resulting in a safety hazard for your family and guests. If you see cracks or chipping, it’s best to consider replacing them as soon as possible.
Creaking or Moving Floorboards
Creaking floorboards usually means your wood floorboards are rubbing against themselves or against the subfloor. This can be a result of old flooring that needs replacing. Moving floorboards can also be caused by water damage or cracks in the foundation. It’s always important to watch for even subtitle shifting in the floorboards and be prepared to replace if necessary.
Planning on replacing your flooring? Ascension General Contractors is here to help! Call us and let’s get started! We are also a full-service repair company, and we’re proud to serve as general contractors for the people of the Nashville community.