The type of flooring that you choose for your home will have an impact on the design of your interior, your comfort, as well as the overall value of your property. At Home Care Contractors we have the expertise to install new flooring, repair damaged floors, and replace floors. Our contractors are here to help you pick the right type of flooring for your house. 

If you have noticed that your flooring is in need of repair, it is recommended that you hire a contractor with a proven track history of installing flooring in Seattle as soon as possible. Contact us today to speak with one of our professionals or schedule your free quote. Learn more about flooring types, when it’s time to make a repair, and why you should work with Home Care Contractors below. 

Most Common Types of Flooring 

Choosing which type of flooring best fits your home is not always an easy decision. Whether it is a newly constructed home, you are considering a remodel, or your current floors are in need of repair, there are many options to consider. The most common types of flooring include: 

  • Hardwood: Hardwood floors are a top choice for many homeowners. They are stylish, versatile, and relatively easy to install. However, they can be expensive and prone to repairs. In general, hardwood floors are typically not a great choice for rooms that experience a lot of moisture like bathrooms, kitchens, and utility rooms. 
  • Laminate: Laminate floors look and feel like hardwood floors, but are much more cost-effective. They can mimic almost any type of wood and are very easy to install and maintain. Laminate flooring can also be installed in just about any type of room, but are typically not recommended for bathrooms. 
  • Carpet: Carpet can be great for living areas (bedrooms, living rooms, etc.). Options can range from cheap to very expensive. The downside of carpet is that it can be unsanitary and easily stained. 
  • Vinyl and Linoleum: Though different, both vinyl and linoleum, are “resistant” are popular Seattle flooring options. They are great for kitchens, bathrooms, and utility rooms. Each option offers versatility and is cost-effective. 
  • Tile: Many homeowners interested in attractive flooring in their bathroom and kitchen consider tile. It comes in many colors, is versatile, and can add value to your home. Tile can be difficult to install and repair. 

Signs That Your Floor is in Need of Repair

If you have been living in your home long enough, you know when something is not right with your floors. Whether you have noticed soft spots, squeaking, a musty smell, etc., they are all signs that it’s time to contact an experienced Seattle flooring contractor. Listed below, are a few signs that it may be time to have your floors repaired. 

  1. Your floors are not even or you notice sunken spots
  2. You notice loud squeaking when walking 
  3. There is a smell of mold or mildew coming from your floors
  4. Your floors are bouncy or shifty
  5. Your hardwood floors begin to “cup”
  6. There are stains or scratches on your floors 
  7. Your linoleum has begun to bubble

If repairs are not made in a timely fashion, it can lead to irreparable damage that can lead to the need for an entire floor replacement. It is recommended that you contact a reputable professional trained to identify and repair flooring in Seattle the moment that you notice any of the signs above. 

When It’s Time For a Replacement

Much like anything else, no floor will last forever. Hardwood floors can last for many decades, they will eventually begin to deteriorate. Though you can refinish your hardwood floors many times, eventually, it will become more cost-effective and practical to replace them. 

Similarly, laminate flooring can last for quite some time. However, no matter how well you take care of them they will eventually begin to exhibit signs of wear and tear. This is true of every type of flooring material. 

Signs that it may be time for a floor replacement include peeling, loss of shine, water damage, past its expected lifespan, and sinking. Additionally, if you are considering a remodel, your current floors might not fit with the new design scheme that you choose. 

If your floors are aging, showing signs of deterioration, or you are considering a remodel, call the experts at Home Care Contractors to discuss your floor replacement options today.

How Long Will It Take to Replace My Floor?

How long it takes to replace your floor will depend on a number of factors to include the type of flooring that you choose, potential damage to the subflooring that needs to be repaired, and the flooring contractor in Seattle that you choose to work with. 

Hardwood floors can take one to seven days to acclimate to the environment and an additional 1 – 10 days to install. Installation time will largely depend on if you are replacing the floors in your entire home and how big your home is. Laminate flooring can take up to three days to acclimate but can be installed much faster than hardwood. Laminate floors can be completed within a matter of hours or a few days depending on the size of the project. 

Each type of flooring has varying installation needs that your flooring contractor in Seattle will make you aware of. It is important that you have an understanding of how long it will take and what areas of your home will be inaccessible so you can make appropriate plans. 

Why Choose Home Care Contractors

At Home Care Contractors, we set the standard for flooring in Seattle. Our contractors have a commitment to provide high-quality craftsmanship, excellent communication, and top-notch customer service to all of our customers. 

Additionally, we offer an industry-leading 12-month warranty against defects in workmanship. Each tradesman that we work with is a master of their craft. You can rest assured in knowing that your floors are in good hands. If you are in need of floor repair, replacement, or initial installation, contact Home Care Contractors to request your free quote today.

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