Walls, ceilings, and floors— they’re the three main components that make up the whole of your home’s indoors. Yet, which of the three do you think gets the most wear and tear? The answer is, of course — your floors.

As a result, it certainly makes sense that some fixing and enhancements here are there will be in order over time. Here at Floor Coverings International Cleveland West, we are pretty familiar with the common damage our floors can succumb to. Without further ado, here are three common fixes that will instantly improve the appearance and utility of your home’s flooring.

Replace Carpet Strongsville1. Repairing worn carpet

You invested big when you purchased your carpet, and you undoubtedly want to keep that investment. Therefore, when carpet gets worn, it’s wise to repair the damage as opposed to completely replacing the entire surface. Common wear and tear on carpets includes water damage from leaking or flooding, tears, holes, or burns.

Fixes are easier than you may think as most of the above problems can be fixed with a carpet “plug” (a replacement piece) that blends seamlessly with the rest of your flooring. In this case, the plusher the carpet, the better. Soggy padding can also be replaced if water damage is an issue.

Restain Hardwood Avon Lake2. Restaining or refinishing hardwood flooring

Hardwood floors can last decades when properly cared for. Still, it’s bound to become worn and scratched over time. Fortunately, you can bring old hardwood floors back to life with a relatively straightforward restaining and/or refinishing.

You have some options here. For example, you might choose to completely sand down your floors to raw wood and refinish the surface anew (if you have solid hardwood floors). But if time or money is an issue, a fresh coat of finish can work wonders to renew wood flooring.

Because it can be hard to match the finish, we recommend trusting flooring experts to do the job. If you’re going through the time and effort to revamp your floors, give it a professional treatment. The team here at Floor Coverings International Cleveland West can help you out!

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3. Updating kitchen flooring

Of all the rooms in your home, the kitchen is likely the most trafficked one. Not only is it a gathering point for all families, but when we are in the kitchen, we are moving around, maybe dropping heavy objects, and definitely using abrasive cleaners much more often than in other spaces of the home. Foot traffic, spills, and scuffs can make kitchen flooring look old, worn, and dated.

Updates to kitchen flooring are easier than you may think, and it’s wise to consider replacing your old worn out flooring with something both durable and classic. Ideally, in this case, it won’t need replacement for many years to come. Quality options are ceramic tile, hardwood, wood laminate, or even natural stone tile for a truly elegant addition.

While painting your walls and repairing cracks in the ceiling can certainly do a lot for the appearance of your home, there’s almost nothing more impactful than improving your flooring. You’ll increase both its beauty and resale value and you’ll be able to enjoy it for years to come! Consider these three fixes for your next home improvement to do list and call the team here at Floor Coverings International Cleveland West to learn more about how we can help. We proudly serve Avon, Westlake, Avon Lake, Strongsville, Lorain, and beyond!

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