Floors in a house are meant to be walked all over and that often means that they are damaged over time from an unexpected circumstance such as a burn, a falling object or a spill. Often this damage can be repaired which is why a regular maintenance plan is a must.
Often a kitchen will have vinyl or linoleum flooring. This flooring can often stand up to the worst messes, but sometimes traditional cleaning products cannot clear the mess, or a stain is left behind. Another worry about this type of flooring occurs when a corner starts to come up. Both of these issues can be resolved by a professional saving the expense of a replacement floor.
If your house has carpeting, you may find that over time small spots of damage appear, such as burns, holes, or tears. Minor damage does not necessarily require carpet replacement. Small holes can be patched with a small piece of matching carpet.
If your room has hardwood floors, keeping a regular schedule of maintenance will allow them to last for decades. Through regular use, hardwood floors can become scratched, stained, and dented. Any of these issues can be resolved by a professional without having to resort to floor replacement.
Two of the longest lasting types of flooring, tile and stone, also have maintenance issues that must be addressed. While stone and tile are easy to clean, often the grout will become stained and discolored. Some stains may be removed, but when they are not, grout can be replaced as needed during regular maintenance. Natural stone has different maintenance requirements than man-made products. When the natural shine of stone is dulled, it can be restored by a professional. Both types of flooring will require resealing on a regular basis to protect the material.