You might be looking at your floors and thinking to yourself, “should I get these replaced?” If so, you’re not alone! While floors can last quite some time, it’s important to look for a few key signs that they’re deteriorating. Our Floor Coverings International Hillsborough flooring experts offer some valuable tips for evaluating your flooring.


Carpets are one of the easier types of flooring to look at and know that it’s time to replace them. Excessive wear and tear, stains that won’t come out, and discoloration are some of the most noticeable signs to look for. One thing to think about that’s not quite as common is the smell! If you’re noticing any kind of smell, even after some deep cleaning by you or professionals, it’s definitely time to replace your carpet!

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Hardwood Floors

The great thing about hardwood floors is that they can be sanded down and refinished multiple times! However, there will come a time when they’ll need to be replaced. If you’re noticing any cracks or serious damage to your floors, they’re likely on their last legs and can’t be refinished again. Water damage is also a hardwood floor killer. Extensive water damage is near impossible to fix.

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Vinyl and Laminate Flooring

While luxury vinyl tile and laminate flooring can take a beating, they won’t last forever. The peel and stick nature of this tile makes it fairly easy to recognize when they’ve reached the end of their lifespan. Once you notice your flooring peeling up, it’s time to start thinking about replacement flooring.

Tile Flooring

Tile flooring is the flooring option that will last you longer than almost any other type of flooring. Grout can be cleaned and broken tiles can always be replaced. Mildew stains will be your worst enemy for tile flooring. If you can avoid those, you might as well wait until your tile floors are out of style!

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If you have any more questions about new floors, flooring installation, or anything else, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here atFloor Coverings International Hillsborough!

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