Archive for the ‘Hardwood Flooring’ Category

Best Flooring Option for a Bathroom

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

What is the best flooring option for a bathroom? Even though regular tile or hardwood floors could be great options, you want a material that can withstand humidity and frequent temperature changes.

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Allergies That Will Not Stop?

Monday, March 26th, 2018

When you’re inside your home, do you ever find yourself having allergies that will not stop? You might be coughing, sneezing, or having a runny nose. The cause of this could be your carpet.

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4 Design Tips for your Kitchen Renovation

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Are you considering a kitchen renovation for your home? Deciding on cabinets, colors, and flooring can be extremely difficult. You can always hire a designer to help you out, but we’ve got some tips that could save you a lot of time and money.

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Figuring out paint colors

2018 has seen a growing popularity of neutral colors. Simple and clean colors bring a feeling of calm to any room. They also help to brighten up a space.

If you don’t want neutrals and are looking for something bold, definitely do it. Paint is an easy way to bring that boldness to your home.

Finding the right flooring

There are many options for kitchen floors in your home. Wood floors are a popular choice- they have the ability to add character to any room. An entire room can be built around them. Some people question having hardwood floors in their kitchen, but what they don’t realize is that they are an extremely practical choice. Wood floors can have attractive add-ons like going over radiant heating systems. Who wouldn’t want the feeling of a heated floor?

Remember that contrasting is key, so if you have wood floors and wood cabinetry, go lighter and darker. You can paint your cabinets any color so your wood floors pop. Or, if your kitchen is made up of cooler tones, contrast it with some warm hardwood floors. We recommend hardwood floors that have some texture and details in them so they can hide traffic marks from people’s shoes or your pet’s feet.

Hardwood floor stain

Warm tones for hardwood floor have always been a favorite among homeowners, but light neutral colors are growing in popularity. However, dark stained hardwood floors are the less practical choice. They usually show more scratches or dents caused by traffic. They are beautiful, just maybe not the best choice for kitchens.

Textured finished hardwood floors are also a great choice. This is due to their ability to hide wear and damage.

Make it yours

Make sure your kitchen reflects your personality. The kitchen is the heart of the home, so make sure it is everything you want it to be. If you love bold, get some bold colored cabinets! Or, you can get a bold light fixture or playfully designed mats. If you enjoy more of a calm, neutral look, opt for a more simple feel. Get some simple colored mats or neutral colored cabinets.
At Signature Hardwood Floors, we work closely with homeowners to make sure their vision comes alive. If you have wanna know more about kitchen renovation, contact the flooring experts at Signature Hardwood Floors. You can call us at 410.415.0755 or click here today! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, andLinkedIn!

Here’s How to Boost Your Home’s Value

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Spring cleaning is approaching! This doesn’t just entail cleaning out unnecessary items in your home, but includes taking time to reflect and evaluate things in your life. Will you be selling your home in the future? If so, this year is great time to increase the value of your home.

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How to Make The Most of Small Spaces

Monday, February 12th, 2018

We all know the struggle of trying to utilize a small space. Sometimes it feels impossible, but there are many little ways to make the most out of small living spaces.

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Best Hardwood Floors for Kids and Pets

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

When you’re living in a house with messy kids and pets, a hardwood floor is the best flooring option to choose. Unlike carpet, hardwood floors are much more forgiving when it comes to spills and mess. Of course, you might be a bit concerned that your kids or pets may ruin your hardwood floors, so here are some tips to keep in mind when looking for the perfect hardwood floors for your home.

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How to Make Your Living Room More Comfy

Monday, January 29th, 2018

We all know the feeling of coming home from a long day at work.  This is the time you are finally able to relax and be with your family. When the colder seasons come along, you get even more excited to be comfy and cozy in your living room.

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Hardwood Floor-Safe Games for Winter Break

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Winter is coming up, which means kids are home for winter break. With the cold weather and possible chance for snow, this may be the time to bring your family indoors. If you are looking for ideas on how to entertain your young ones this winter break, read on for a list of games that are hardwood floor-safe!

 

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Dirt and its Damage to Wood Floors

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

It’s no secret that dirt and dust can make any type of surface look messy, but when it comes to wood, it can be really harmful. Read on to learn some facts about dirt’s impact on hardwood floors, and ways to prevent any harm.

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What is dirt and dust even made of?

This is a complex question, as they both can be made up of a number of elements. Homes are filled with so many substances that can break down and be pushed around, turning into dirt and dust particles.

The most common sources of dirt are pets, open windows/doors, and shoes. Dirt is transferred to wood floors when it sticks to our shoes or socks, or becomes airborne. Food can also be a source of dirt, and whenever it is spilled, pieces are left behind and get broken down into particles that are then carried around the house.

Human and pet hair, as well as skin are constantly shedding, breaking down to small particles that float around the house, landing on wood floors and becoming dust.

How can this damage my wood floors?

Discoloration is a way dirt and dust can damage your floors. Traffic in a room can break down the elements that make it stick to the floor. It can then make its way into small cracks of the wood, and cause discoloration which is hard to remove without refinishing.

Dirt and dust can also cause scratches in your floors. If a food comes in contact with a particle on the floor, it can damage the wood. The scratches leave wood vulnerable to water, leading to swelling. It can also lead to discoloration.

How can I prevent this?

Reduction. If you reduce the amount that is brought into your home, you will see a lot less damage. By removing shoes before walking on the wood floors, you are preventing any elements from being tracked from the shoe to the floor. Regularly cleaning the entryways, vacuuming carpets, putting a rug by the doors, and keeping your windows/doors closed will also prevent damage.

Dirt and dust will always make its way into your home somehow, so ensuring that you are regularly cleaning around your home is the major way to prevent wood floor damage. If you spill food or water, blot it up as fast as possible before it can seep into the crevices of your wood floor.

Learn more about these issues and how to address them by contacting the flooring experts at Signature Hardwood Floors. You can call us at 410.415.0755 or click heretoday! You can also follow us onFacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn!

 

Dealing with Seasonal Issues

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

With the fall season in full effect, the temperatures are starting to cool, and humidity is dropping. Seasonal related issues are extremely common during this time of the year. Most wood floors will have some type of seasonal separation in the boards during the fall and winter. Due to the heating systems in full effect, the humidity levels drop. The wood starts to lose moisture and the boards shrink, resulting in gaps.

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