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Maximise The Lifespan Of Your Flooring

Tips and Tricks for Every Type

Last Updated: 05/09/2023

Your home’s flooring is an investment, and like any investment, you want to make sure it lasts as long as possible. Different types of flooring can run into a different set of issues and require specific care and maintenance to ensure they look fresh and vibrant for years to come. In this post, we’ll explore how to maximise the lifespan of four popular flooring options: carpet, laminate, vinyl, and LVT, to make sure you get the best out of your investment.

Carpet Flooring

Carpet flooring adds warmth, comfort, and luxury to any room. It’s versatile, offering numerous textures, colours, and patterns to complement any décor. It’s also an affordable way to create a cosy environment, and its cushioning effect provides a quieter and softer walking experience.

With Easipay Carpets and our Pay Weekly Carpet plans you can get that new carpet from just £10 per week!

Brand new living room carpets - the king of warm flooring

Main Issues and Solutions:

  • Stains: Prevention is key; avoid spills when possible and quickly clean any accidents. Regular vacuuming also helps. For fixing, invest in a good carpet cleaner and consider professional cleaning annually.

  • Wear and Tear: Regularly rotate furniture to prevent persistent pressure points. Use rugs in high traffic areas. If wear becomes noticeable, a professional can sometimes re-stretch or repair specific areas.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring brings the beauty of wood or stone to your home without the high price tag. It’s both stylish and functional, offering durability and ease of maintenance.

Again, with Easipay you can get Laminate Flooring from just £10 per week!

Living Room with Easipay Carpet's Pay Weekly Laminate Flooring in a light shade with plant pot and sofa

Main Issues and Solutions:

  • Scratches and Scuffs: Use felt pads under furniture. Regular sweeping and cleaning prevent grit that might scratch the surface. For existing scratches, specialized repair kits or markers can help.

  • Moisture Damage: Wipe up spills immediately. Use mats or rugs near entrances and in high moisture areas. If warping occurs, individual boards may need to be replaced.

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring offers a seamless look, available in myriad designs, mimicking everything from tile to wood. It’s affordable and particularly resistant to water and humidity, making it ideal for bathrooms or kitchens.

Vinyl Flooring is also available with our Pay Weekly plans from as low as £10 per week!

Pay Weekly Vinyl Flooring with Easipay Carpets - Fitter pic 5

Main Issues and Solutions:

  • Tears and Cuts: Ensure furniture has protective pads and avoid dragging heavy items. Small tears can be patched using adhesive and a piece from a leftover vinyl sheet.

  • Discolouration: Use non-rubber backed rugs, as rubber can stain vinyl. Regular cleaning can prevent stains. Once discolouration happens, consider professional cleaning or strategically placed rugs to cover affected areas.

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)

LVT is the upscale cousin of vinyl sheet flooring, offering the aesthetics of more expensive stone or wood in convenient tile form. It’s durable, water-resistant, and offers the charm of premium materials without the cost.

Vinyl-Flooring-Living-room-mob

Main Issues and Solutions:

  • Dents and Chips: Like laminate, using felt pads and not dragging heavy items is essential. For chips, a matching-colour sealant can help. In the case of serious damage, individual tiles can be replaced.

  • Fading: LVT can fade over time if exposed to direct sunlight. Use blinds, curtains, or UV window films to protect your flooring. If fading occurs, the only real solution is replacement, so prevention is crucial.

In Conclusion

In conclusion, each flooring type, while offering its unique set of benefits in terms of style, affordability, and function, also requires particular attention to ensure longevity. By being aware of potential issues and practicing preventative maintenance, you can ensure that whichever flooring you choose remains vibrant and beautiful for years to come. Remember, the time and effort you invest in caring for your floor today will pay off in the long run, both in terms of aesthetics and saved costs. Happy flooring!

We’re here to help with budgets. Easipay Carpets offers Pay Weekly Flooring Plans for Carpets, Laminate and Vinyl flooring where from as little as £10 per week you can split the cost of the flooring over time into smaller, regular payments. The plans are interest free, there’s no credit checks and we can schedule a home appointment where you can see all of our samples up close and personal to match them to your current décor, as well as get a bespoke, free quote. We’ve got thousands of 5 star reviews online from our happy customers. If you want to join them or simple get a quote, reach out using the form below. 

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