Carpets can be really frustrating! While new, clean carpet can add warmth and color to a room, it quickly wears down. Even cleaning your carpet frequently can wear down carpet fibers. Stains can also be very difficult to lift from carpets. As your carpet begins to wear down, it is only natural to begin to wonder if you should replace it.
Before you rip up all the carpet in your home and install hardwood floors, there are several things you need to consider. While removing and replacing flooring sounds easy, it can be a very difficult project. Most homeowners don’t consider floor replacement a DIY job and call-in professionals. This adds to the expense of the replacement. If you are getting a quote from a professional, make sure to provide them with precise measurements of each room.
You also need to consider why you want to remove your carpet. If you are looking for a fresh look, sometimes a deep clean can help. If you are looking for easier maintenance, there are a wide range of alternatives to carpet to choose from, each with their own benefits. Hardwood floors are a great choice and can withstand everyday use very easily.
If you have a large home, you may want to consider removing carpet in part of the home. Many people keep carpet in low-traffic areas, such as bedrooms, but switch to hardwood or tiles in rooms with heavy traffic, such as kitchens or bathrooms.
After you remove all of your carpet, you should take the time to inspect the subfloor. Sometimes, damage can be hiding underneath your carpet and this is the perfect time to address any issues you may see. Treat cracks and look for signs of termites or mold before installing your new flooring.
If you are considering removing all of the carpet in your home, talk to a professional. They can help you understand all of the steps your project will entail and help you to choose the best flooring options for your home. To learn more, please contact our team of experts today.