Ways to Update Your Current Flooring Without Replacing It

Handyman laying down a carpetAt Flooring Professionals, we provide you with information to make an informed decision on which flooring to choose for your home and help connect you to the best flooring professionals in your area! Not only does this mean you can get professional advice and installation, but our flooring dealers also provide you with products and resources to update your existing floors. Making sure you go through your options before replacing the flooring in your home is a great way to save money and time, and a repair or update to your floors might just be the answer!

Here are just some of the things you can do to update the existing floors in your home:

Put a cushion under your carpet: If your carpet fibers are still in good condition, but you find that the underfoot is not as soft as it used to be, the underlayment may be too hard or cushion may be giving way. You can change this by adding or replacing the cushioning underneath of your carpeting.

Sound-proof your floor: If you are thinking about purchasing new flooring to improve the sound transfer from room to room in your home, it could be as simple as sound-proofing your existing floors. To sound proof your floors, talk to your local Flooring Professional about purchasing the best underlayment option for you!

Add a new underlayment: An underlayment is an additional layer of material that goes between your floor and your subfloor. There are a variety of underlayment materials to choose from, and they can serve many different purposes to fit your needs. Some reasons to replace or install an underlayment are soundproofing, temperature control, to smooth your subfloor, or to create a softer underfoot.

Re-grout old tile flooring: Over the years, grout can get dirty and slowly deteriorate from wear and tear. Save money by reusing the tiles that already exist, but just re-grouting between them. This will level your floor better and help you spend less time cleaning this type of floor.

Repair your subfloor: If you hear a squeaky floorboard, it may not be your actual flooring, but the subfloor beneath it. Repairing your subflooring is as simple as removing only a part of your flooring, replacing a subfloor board, and re-installing the flooring that was removed. There are different types of subflooring, so contact your Flooring Professional for the best advice.

Deep clean your floors: If you are thinking about replacing your flooring due to the dirty or worn appearance, the flooring may just need a deep cleaning. Depending on the type of flooring that you are concerned about, this could mean steam cleaning, re-polishing, shampooing, or getting a professional to come in and make your floors look brand new again.

Now that you know some of the alternative options to replacing your flooring, make sure to check our more resources on our website, and speak with a local Flooring Professional about what option would be best for your home.