A bad floor can ruin a home. If it’s not giving an unpleasant look, then it could still be a health hazard depending on what’s going on. We always recommend having a savings account ready in case your floor needs to be redone. You can usually start saving once you start to see decay and that should give you time to save up what you need.

That said, what are these signs and how can I watch out for them? The good news is that these signs are easy to spot and there are several for each floor type. Today, we’re going to share 5 signs you need a new floor.

There is a consistent, unpleasant odor

This one’s mainly for carpet. If you come into a room and it smells bad, no matter what you do, it could be the carpet. Smells can come from almost anything. It could be mold and bacteria growing in the sub floor, or a stain that has seeped permanently into the floor.

Either way, a consistent odor is a clear sign that you need a new floor.

Water Damage

Water damage is no joke. If you can, find where the damage is and replace just that section. This works for tile and carpet tile. If you have any other kind of flooring, you probably have to replace the whole thing.

Water damage can not just leave an odor, but it can become a health risk too.

Clear wear and tear

If you look at your floor and you see parts fraying off and disconnecting from the subfloor, you need a new floor. These floors are exhausted from years of wear and tear and have gone to their limit. This is most prevalent in floors like vinyl,which clearly let you know when it needs to be replaced.

Your Floors Bounce

If you’re walking on your floors and they shift and bounce, that means that there’s an issue with your subfloor. Everything else can look fine, but if your subfloor is in trouble, it needs to be replaced.

Your Floors are Uneven

Another sign of subfloor trouble. If you notice that there are places where the floor is uneven or there are spots where it’s sinking, that means that your subfloor is losing support and is unable to do its job of holding up the main floor.

And there you have it. If you notice any of these 5 signs, call us right away and we will make sure you have a way to get the new flooring you need.