A homeowner taking using real estate services in Brampton to decide if she should install new flooring.
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If you’ve decided to take advantage of the record-high home prices in Brampton and are selling your home, you’ve probably thought about whether it’s worth doing any upgrades or renovations to get a higher selling price. 

But just as you rely on your real estate lawyer for legal real estate services in Brampton, consult a local realtor who knows how to appraise your home, whether it’s above or below the current market value in your neighbourhood and can tell you if the upgrades make financial sense compared to the costs.

Why are floors so important? According to a recent report by RE/MAX Canada, new floors are one of the renovations that give you the best return on your investment and can result in an ROI of up to 100-150% of the money you spent when you sell.

If you notice any of the signs below, it may be time to consider new floors.

Tiled Floors

Ceramic and porcelain tiles are a popular choice for kitchen and bathroom floors because of their durability and how easy they are to clean. 

But if you start seeing cracks and the grouting looks dirty no matter how much you scrub it, you may have a mold problem that needs to be removed and a new floor needed. Other problems with tiles can include unevenness on the floor surface, noises when walked on and soft spots.

Vinyl

Vinyl flooring is durable and can handle heavy foot traffic which makes them popular in mudrooms and laundry rooms. But like any other material, it can also wear out over time. 

Although vinyl flooring is popular because of its water resistance, it can start peeling as the adhesive starts to fail over the years. If you find yourself having to glue down parts of your vinyl flooring on an on-going basis, it may be time to put the glue away and look for a new flooring treatment.

Luxury Vinyl

While luxury vinyl looks more luxurious, is more durable and is a lot more comfortable to stand and walk on than regular vinyl, because there are seams between tiles or planks, there’s more opportunity for water to seep in and, over time, can also cause the adhesive to fail. 

Laminate

Laminate floors have become quite popular over the years as they improve in look and quality, but there are a few signs to look for that may mean it’s time to replace yours. 

If pieces of flooring are starting to curl up at the edges this could be a sign of water damage and potentially mold which means removing the mold and replacing either the damaged planks or the entire floor. Water damage, broken planks or gaps between the planks may also be reasons for replacement.

Also, laminate should feel sturdy when walked on. If it starts to feel like you’re on a trampoline, it’s time to replace your laminate floors.

Hardwood

Hardwood is considered the prime choice for flooring where because of its appearance, durability and value it adds to a home at resale. However, if you start noticing water damage, wood discoloration, creaking or moving floorboards, or if you see scratches, marks or nails coming up through the surface, it may be time to consider repairing or replacing your hardwood floors.

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