Archive for the ‘Hardwood Floor Protection’ Category

Fireplace and Your Hardwood Floors

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Hardwood floors are a beautiful investment for any home. Although, being wooden, it is vulnerable to different types of damage. If you have a fireplace that is near your hardwood floors, this can be a fire hazard. Also, if little sparks of wood hit your floors, this can damage your floors. Instead of worrying about this, there are ways to protect your floors. Here are some tips:

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Protecting Your Floors This Holiday Season

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

It’s the holiday season, and while hosting parties can be fun, there’s a huge toll it can have on your hardwood floors. With the weather, guests and food, your floors could end up stained, scratched, or ruined. Here are some steps you can take to ensure your floors stay beautiful despite the craziness of the holiday season.

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Facts and Misconceptions about Engineered Hardwood Floors

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Engineered hardwood flooring is a popular alternative to solid hardwood. The difference between the two is that a plank of solid hardwood is one cut of wood all the way through. A plank of engineered hardwood is a cut of solid wood on top of a compacted layer of composite wood. In this way, you can sometimes get the look of hardwood at a more affordable price. Engineered hardwood can even be used in locations that solid hardwood can’t, such as the basement.

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Vents as a Hardwood Floor Accessory

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Homes have duct vents in the floors because heat rises, so it’s perfect to keep your house warm on a cold fall or winter day. Although this is a great source of warmth, the metal coat most vents have don’t look amazing with your hardwood floors.

Fortunately, there are many different styles and species of vent registers that can go well with your floors. The vents can either be flush mount, which sits down even on your hardwood floors, or surface mount, which can be put over the duct opening.

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High Gloss, Semi-Gloss, or Matte Finish?

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

When installing hardwood floors, homeowners have a lot of choices to decide between, including the type of wood and stain. Another important choice that should never go overlooked is whether you install high gloss, semi-gloss, or matte hardwood floors.

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Reducing Sunlight Damage on Hardwood Floors

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Fading of hardwood floors as a result of sunlight is a problem that is unavoidable to a degree. The sun’s strong ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) rays fade everything over time. Wood floors are no exception. Wood floors with oil based finishes fade more severely than those with water based finished, but one thing’s for sure, there is no such thing as a fade-proof floor. However, there are a few things you can do to reduce the amount of fading on your hardwood floors.

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How Does Subfloor Influence Flooring Choice?

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

The type of subfloor you have has a strong influence on what kind of wood flooring you can install. In this case, we’re talking about solid hardwood flooring vs. engineered hardwood flooring. In this week’s blog, we’ll discuss what kind of floors work for different subflooring.

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What to Clean Hardwood Floors With

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

From the amount of advice out there on what to clean hardwood floors with, it would seem like there are as many products that can be used to clean your floor as there are varieties of wood species. However, this is definitely not the case. You should be very careful when choosing a product with which to clean your hardwood floor. Many so-called tips and tricks can actually be very harmful to your wood floor. In this week’s blog, we’ll go over a number of things you shouldn’t use to clean a hardwood floor, and then we’ll talk about what is safe to use. Read on to make sure you’re treating your hardwood floor right!

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Playroom Flooring Options

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Are you looking for the perfect floors for a playroom in your home? There are so many options to consider, ranging from hardwood floors to carpeting. Here are some playroom flooring options that will guarantee durability and knee-friendliness for your kids!

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Coordinate Cabinetry and Hardwood Flooring

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

You might be considering remodeling your home or are just looking for some ideas. Here are some ways you can coordinate cabinetry with hardwood floors!

Use matching wood and stain

You can always match your cabinetry with your hardwood floors by using the same species, style and stain. In the example below, you can see that other than the appliances, the cabinetry matches the hardwood floors perfectly:

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Slightly contrast the cabinetry wood/stain with the hardwood floors

The contrast between the cabinets and hardwood floor can be minor. As you can see in the picture below, the cabinetry is only slightly darker compared to the hardwood floors, but it’s not a big difference and still compliments each other nicely.

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Completely contrast the cabinetry wood & stain with hardwood floors

You can always opt for a more dramatic difference and either have light colored hardwood floors and dark cabinets, or vice versa, like in the image below.  In this particular photo the cabinetry really pops and stands out!

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There are so many options when you’re deciding on how to coordinate your cabinetry with your hardwood floors. To learn more about anything and everything related to hardwood flooring, contact the flooring experts at Signature Hardwood Floors by calling 410.415.0755 or click here today! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, andLinkedIn!