March 23, 2020 2 min read

In this day and age, money is tight. We get it. You want any type of flooring you buy to last as long as it possibly can, as a full replacement generally requires a significant investment of funds. However, there’s no need to view your flooring replacement as a bad thing! It’s a great way to give your home a makeover, and brand new flooring lets you take pride as a homeowner knowing you’ve made the place truly your own.


Though, if you’re still on the frugal side, our team at E Hardwoods & Flooring understands. Even so, that’s no reason to neglect to educate yourself on when it might be time for a replacement! All flooring types, from solid hardwood flooring to waterproof vinyl flooring, will eventually need replacement at some point. Nothing is immune to the passage of time.


Though the signs that it’s time for replacement vary from flooring type to flooring type, we’ll dive into some of the more universal signs below.

Should I Replace My Flooring?

If you’re ready for an aesthetic change, you should absolutely consider new flooring! Don’t feel guilty about it, either, because many flooring types can easily be recycled. However, if you want to look at this from the functionality standpoint, flooring that’s past its prime and is in need of replacement will demonstrate the following signs:


  • Stains that simply won’t leave | Though many people see this as an indication that carpet needs replacement, certain other flooring types can also hold stains. Whether they’re moisture-related or the result of a clumsy spill, stains that won’t leave despite your best cleaning efforts can signal that it’s time for a new floor.
  • Deep gouges or scratches | Though hardwood flooring can and should be periodically refinished, which eliminates some physical damage, splintered boards are definitely a sign that it’s time for a new floor. On the other hand, vinyl flooring cannot be refinished, and any significant amount of scratches is a good signal that it’s time to go floor shopping.
  • Your flooring no longer lies flat | In the case of solid or engineered hardwood flooring, severely buckled or tented boards are generally unfixable. At the very least, you will probably need to replace those areas. Vinyl flooring, if it wrinkles, is also crying out for replacement.


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