Signs Your Commercial Floor Needs Replacing

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Commercial floors come in various shapes, sizes, and materials, but they all require proper maintenance to ensure the safety of your staff and guests, and to keep up appearances. If you invest in quality commercial flooring installation and you stay on top of your routine maintenance, your floors can last a very long time, upwards of a decade. 

However, whether from sudden damage or gradual wear and tear, all commercial floors will need to be replaced at some point. The challenge is knowing when your commercial flooring requires replacement. Here are some of the major signs to consider.

Visual Cues

Our eyes can’t see everything, but we can usually tell if something is wrong with the right visual information. For example, if your facility has commercial concrete flooring, it’s easy to notice cracks, bumps, and other abnormalities in your floors. Sometimes, if the damage is minor, your floors might simply warrant repair. But if the damage is widespread and severe, replacement might be the answer.

Depending on the type of floors you have, you may notice different visual cues. Stains are usually easy to spot on carpeted floors, for instance, and they can be difficult to remove or cover up. If your commercial floor paint is peeling, chipping, or fading, this is another sign that your floors may need replacing. Laminate floors may get deeply scratched, or the top layer may get torn away entirely. Be on the lookout for these various visual cues as they relate to your commercial floors.

People are Tripping or Treading Carefully

Sometimes your floors will require replacement without giving away obvious visible signs. But just because you can’t directly see a problem doesn’t mean it isn’t there. When your floors are failing, your employees and guests can get hurt, so you need to act fast if people start tripping or slipping on your floors.

If people are having a harder time treading upon your floors, take this as a sign to investigate the problem. Are any of your tiles slightly raising or sinking? Has the top layer of your floor worn down, reducing friction? When was the last time you hired floor cleaning services? You must do your best to get to the bottom of the issue, and when you do, you may find that your floors need replacing.

Maintenance is Less Effective and Required More Frequently

Routine floor maintenance, such as mopping, vacuuming, waxing, etc., contributes to the durability and longevity of your commercial floors. When your floors are in good shape, this maintenance should be relatively painless. However, if you’ve neglected these maintenance tasks, or your floors have just been through years and years of heavy traffic, you might find that no amount of cleaning, buffing, waxing, and so on, is helping. At this point, it’s often more costly in the long term to continue pouring resources into floor maintenance than it is to simply hire commercial flooring contractors to replace your floors and start over.

Getting Expert Advice

Even with all the visual cues, complaints from your staff and customers, and failing maintenance procedures, you might still be unsure whether floor replacement is truly necessary. That’s why it’s important to team up with reliable, trustworthy commercial flooring experts who can thoroughly inspect your floors and help you find the right solution. At Painters USA, we specialize in repairing, replacing, and enhancing all kinds of commercial floors. To learn more about our company and all the services we offer, contact us at 1-800-999-8715.