If you have noticed a dark spot in your hardwood subfloor, or if you notice scratches on the floor that are driving you crazy then it may be time for you to consider replacing flooring. The first thing you need to determine is if you plan on renovating your entire home or just a section of it. The decision to replace or repair existing flooring will be impacted by many factors including:
Changing Parts Of The Flooring
If you plan on renovating the entire house, then replacing flooring will provide the opportunity to add a new floor design or to simply update your current carpet and hardwood flooring. A new carpet floor or solid wood subfloor will provide a more durable surface for your rooms and will improve the resale value of your property. On the other hand, repairing existing carpet can add value and comfort to an older home while adding wear resistance to your children’s knees.
Another factor to consider when deciding on whether to repair or replace flooring is the appearance of the room. Many people choose to remodel rooms one at a time. Changing the look of one room, such as your kitchen or bedroom, can make a big impact on other rooms by changing the feel. This can add value to your home, because if you ever sell it you will probably receive a higher asking price. Replacing floors can also add value to your home by giving you the opportunity to create the appearance of an all new room. Hardwood floors are one of the most desirable finishes and having them repaired or replaced can actually increase the resale value of your home.
One of the disadvantages of repairing or replacing flooring is that hardwood is not always easy to install. Some types of hardwood are more difficult to install than others and will require professional assistance. If you choose to repair your existing hardwood floors then you should check with your installer to find out the pros and cons of each type of flooring. Some hardwoods are more durable than others and you may need to invest in more durable nails and flooring materials to install your new flooring.
Overall Benefits Of Flooring
One of the best benefits of purchasing pre-finished floors rather than replacing flooring is that you have a professional grade floor that has been finished. Pre-finished floors have been professionally cut, sanded and stained. Although pre-finished floors are durable they do not offer the durability or look of real wood. Some of the professional options include pre-finished Basement Floors and pre-finished Porch Swings. Although these pre-finished floors are durable, they do require that you hire a professional installation company.
If you are looking for a cost effective way to change the look of your home and add value to your home in a short amount of time, then consider the idea of adding new flooring to an existing floor. Replacing flooring in a mobile home can be an extremely easy DIY project for the do it yourself homeowner. There are many benefits that come with completing this project such as: saving money, enhancing the appearance of your home and creating additional space. Although the idea of replacing flooring in a mobile home may seem like a daunting task, it can be an easy and affordable project for those with the proper know-how. To help make this project easier there are some helpful resources available to aid in this project from online articles to flooring retailers.