Should you repair or replace your floor?

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A floor is a very important part of a house. A good house is one with a flooring that is sturdy enough for day-to-day activities and that can resist wear and tear. However, no matter how sturdy flooring is, it can always get water-damaged by natural disasters, broken pipes, or heater leaks, and such damages can make you ask yourself if you need to repair or replace your flooring.

Below are some tips to help you decide. And whether you choose to repair or replace your flooring, you should hire a repair / replace floor Ottawa specialist to do the job professionally for you.

  1. Damage Extent

The number one thing that you should consider when deciding whether to replace or repair your flooring is the extent of the water damage. If despite water-damage, your flooring remains functional and repairing it is cheap and safe, you should repair it. However, if the water damage is extensive and your flooring has become unsafe, you should strongly consider replacing it.

  1. Water Type

The second thing you should consider to decide whether to repair or replace your flooring should be the type of water that has caused damage to your home. If the damage is by clean water, you can repair your flooring easily or with the help of a professional company. However, if the damage is by gray water or black water, you most likely will need to replace your flooring and you can only do it properly with the help of a professional.

  1. Professional Help

If you see any sort of water damage that immediately makes you want to seek professional help as opposed to sorting it out yourself, you should know that you will most probably need to replace your floor.

However, if the water damage in your flooring looks like something that you can sort out yourself, it is most probably a repair job rather than a replacement job.

  1. Severely Damaged Flooring and/ Subflooring

Severely damaged flooring cannot be repaired. It must be replaced. 

Subflooring is the concrete or wooden support underneath the flooring. A water-damaged subflooring will make your flooring swollen and squishy. When a subfloor is damaged, the best way to deal with it is to replace it. 

  1. Your Mood

Many times, floorings are usually repairable but homeowners decide to have them replaced instead of repairing them. So while the water damage on your flooring or subflooring may be repairable, if you are in the mood for new flooring, do not hesitate to get it. And if you can, you should go for a type of flooring that does not easily get water damaged.


As you can see, there are several ways you can know whether to repair or replace your flooring. Whether you decide to repair or replace your flooring in Ottawa, you should get professional help from Continental Flooring experts to get the job done right.