Flooring suffers a lot of wear and tear on a daily basis, which is why it’s so important to choose a tough and durable material for your floors, such as natural stone. But how can you tell when it’s time to replace your flooring rather than just cleaning it, resealing it, or refinishing it to cover up the wear and tear?
Signs your floor needs replacing
If you’re wondering whether to replace your floor or whether it just needs a good scrub, here are some signs that might indicate it’s time for a new floor:
- Cracks in the floor – Cracks aren’t just displeasing to look at, but they can also be a safety hazard, particularly when they are left to get worse over time
- Uneven flooring – Flooring can develop dips, soft spots, and uneven surfaces over time
- Creaks and other noises – If your floor creaks and groans when you walk on it, then this could indicate structural weaknesses that can be fixed by replacing the flooring
- It looks old and worn – Maybe your floor just doesn’t look nice anymore because it was become old, worn, and dull due to the ongoing wear and tear
Fixing and replacing tile flooring
One of the great benefits of tile flooring is that you might not have to redo the entire floor if damage or excessive wear occurs. If a small area of your floor suffers from water damage (which can be common in bathroom tile) or any other kind of wear and damage, then you can simply pull up the affected tiles and replace them, leaving the rest of the floor intact. This means you can save some time, money, and energy by not replacing the entire floor.
Of course, this might not always be possible or the best idea. For example, if your floor is particularly old, the wear and tear might have caused it to become duller. When you install brand new tiles next to the older tiles, the difference in color or finish will likely be noticeable if this is the case.
So, it will get to a point in the life of your tiles where simply replacing them individually won’t do the trick. Plus, you might also decide on a change in style, in which case you’ll want to redo the entire floor to suit your new tastes.
Whether you want to fix up a few tiles or replace your entire floor, you can find stunning granite tiles and other types of natural stone at Amanzi Granite. We also offer installation services around Kernersville, Winston Sale, Greensboro, and High Point. Get in touch for all your bathroom and kitchen tile needs.