5 Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Floor
The other day, while I was sitting in the verandah in the morning and reading the newspaper, as the sun shone on the flooring of my house, I realised how it had borne the brunt of years of living and looked completely worn out. I realised then, how we tend to overlook flooring as a key component of our interiors.
Floors usually take the worst of the knocks of everyday living. Heavy furniture like chairs, tables etc. are regularly dragged on its surface, all sorts of objects are always falling or bouncing off it, and hot and cold spills are common. Then there’s the heavy footfall of dusty, muddy, spiky footwear in certain areas and the scratchy paws of household pets distressing the surface. Although floors are designed to withstand a lot of wear and tear for many years, yet ageing shows up eventually and they need to be replaced.
If you are able to spot the following five signs of deteriorating floors, it is time to replace your old floor with a new stone, tile or affordable wood flooring:
1. You can see the damage to the floor– If the damage is visible to your eyes, then it’s time to change the floor. Visible damage like chips and cracks on your tile, pitted, cracked and disfigured stone slabs, split and splintering hardwood floors are all signs of flooring past it’s expiry date. These are all irreversible damages and can’t be put right.
2. Flooring starts to feel uneven– While stepping on the floor, if you can feel dips and highs of the floor beneath your foot then there’s a problem with your flooring. If lately you observe water spills pooling regularly in certain areas and furniture becoming wobbly on the floor without any problems with it’s own structure, then you have an uneven floor! Most probably, the packing beneath the flooring has collapsed in places and made the floor loose support in the troubled spots. In this case, flooring will have to be ripped up and the base needs to be refilled, levelled and compacted before new flooring is put in.
3. Water damage causing the floor to rot – This problem can occur due to consistent seepage or stagnant water on any kind of floor, especially material such as marble, vitrified tiles (due to porosity) and wood. This is when you need to call the best wooden flooring experts, Trysquare. With multiple options to choose from and almost no civil work, a new wood floor can make your space new.
4. Stains and scratches don’t go away – If there are persistent stains and spots on your marble floor or wood floor which refuse to go away even with chemical treatments or polish, then it is time to change them. Tiles and hardwood floors can get permanently scratched. If you can see the gloss or a particular finish missing on the tile surface it’s an indication that it’s permanently scratched. If there are too many places with scratches on your wood floor which polish couldn’t fix and you couldn’t possibly hide with a rug or a potted plant, it’s time for a change.
5. The flooring looks old fashioned– With the kind of environment and warm tropical weather in India, some kind of floors just don’t work well. Carpeted flooring is one of them. It will make the house warmer, catch all kinds of dust and pollutants, and as a result, cause allergies. It’s best to replace such flooring with a more suitable wood, tile or stone flooring. A lot of homes still sport old fashioned stone chip/cement or small sized tile floors. For an upwardly mobile, modern family like yours, this just won’t do. Replace these old relics with the practical and aesthetically appealing wood floors and large sized modern tiles in a variety of new finishes.
If you think it’s time to replace your floor too, how about exploring some options on our website or consulting our team of interior design experts to offer you end-to-end solutions for your interior design needs!
Neetu Singh (Business Developer and Technical Advisor)
Neetu is working with Trysquare Flooring Pvt LTD, Banglore as a business developer and technical advisor as well. She has been working in this field for the last 12 years which has contributed to her technical know-how and an in-depth understanding of the customer’s requirements. This helps in providing a customised and unique design for every client. During her spare time, she pens down her ideas, research and finds for Trysquare’s blog. She is an avid reader, travel enthusiast and nature lover.