Anti-Slip and Durable Finishes

December 12th, 2016

Hardwood floors are a great addition to any home, but they can sometimes be slippery. Not only may you want to avoid slipping on your hardwood floors, but making sure your floors are durable is important as well. A non-slip finish suitable for hardwood flooring is a perfect way to ensure the safety of those in your home. Here are a couple examples that can be easily applied, lasts a long time, and can be applied over an existing finish.

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Hardwood Flooring Trends

December 6th, 2016

Designing your home is all about letting your own personality show throughout your home. Hardwood floors are a perfect way to give your home that extra touch and personality. Here are some of the top trends in hardwood flooring this year.

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Popular Flooring Patterns for Your Home

November 28th, 2016

Picking a floor pattern that fits your standards and vision is key in ensuring a quality end product. There are many flooring patterns, but here are the most common flooring options. Each one will help create a unique atmosphere in any home.

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All About Walnut Flooring

November 23rd, 2016

Walnut flooring is known for its beautiful lush color. This wood can provide a beautiful statement for your home. Walnut hardwood floors come in two varieties: American walnut and Brazilian walnut.

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Rain and your Hardwood Floors

November 15th, 2016

Fall season brings with it some much-needed rain, but how is this affecting your hardwood floors? A lot of moisture can make your hardwood floors expand, and then contract. This process makes the boards cup, crown, crack and buckle, which all have negative effects on your floors. Here are some tips to make sure your flooring lasts.

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Which Wood Floor is Perfect for My Home?

November 7th, 2016

Site finished or factory-finished?

Both site-finished and factory-finished have their benefits. Choosing one will depend on the level of customization you would like, and your own personal preference.

A site-finished floor is when finish is applied on the job site, in the room where the raw hardwood floor is installed. It offers the most customization, such as, staining, borders, etc. Although, you need to put aside time to let it dry, in which you will not be able to walk on your floor.

A factory finished floor, or pre-finished hardwood floor is when the finish is applied at the factory during the manufacturing process ,way before it gets to your home. This offers less customization, but you can walk on your floors immediately after they are installed and there’s no mess.

Glossy or matte?

Sheen of your hardwood floors is all about personal preference. Gloss finishes offer the most shine (think basketball court), but they will also reflect more light, thus showing more dirt and scratches. Semi-gloss finishes will offer minimal shine and will reflect some light, and are a very popular choice. Matte finishes offer the least amount of shine and reflect the least amount of light. The less sheen, the less likely you will see small scratches on the floor and other types of wear. More people today are choosing matte or satin finishes than any other.

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Strip, plank or parquet?

Hardwood floors are manufactured in three ways: strip, plank, and parquet. These are all available in different species, colors, and widths, so it’s all about which you prefer. Strip flooring is less than 3 inches wide, and has a more linear effect, making the room look larger. Plank flooring is equal or greater than 3 inches wide. It is still linear, but its wider width creates a casual look. Lastly, parquet flooring varies in sizes, but it has a geometric non-linear look. It can be simple, or it can be complex.

Still have questions about what type of hardwood floors are a great fit for your home? Contact the hardwood flooring experts at Signature Hardwood Floors for any questions, and a FREE ESTIMATE. You can call us at 410.415.0755 or click here today! You can also follow us on Facebook

Why Hardwood Floors?

November 1st, 2016

Health benefits

Hardwood floors improve the air quality inside your home. They do not harbor allergens or harmful pesticides that can be tracked from outside. Dust and mold are minimal also, which allows for hardwood floors to be a healthy flooring option.

Environmentally beneficial

Hardwood floors are a renewable flooring option since trees can be replanted to replace the ones that were harvested. In the US, for every tree that is harvested, another 1.66 is planted. Because wood floors can last for decades, they require fewer raw materials, and produce less landfill waste (unlike other flooring options).

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Durability

Hardwood floors can stand up to busy lifestyles of today’s families, and will continue to look beautiful for decades. The Janka Scale, which measures hardness of wood species, gives you an indication of how wood floors are expected to perform.

Competitive benefits

Homes that have hardwood floors sell faster and for more money than homes without it. Wood floors offer your home long-term value that other flooring options cannot.

Still have questions about why hardwood floors are a great fit for your home? Contact the hardwood flooring experts at Signature Hardwood Floors for any questions, and a FREE ESTIMATE. You can call us at 410.415.0755 or click here today! You can also follow us on Facebook

Hardwood Flooring Trends for your Home

October 24th, 2016

Hardwood flooring can be used to express yourself and your home, and can give your home personality and character. It’s one of the first things people see when they enter your home, and can possibly last the life of the house. There are trends that are still continuing to grow over the years, and will help personalize and create beauty in your home!

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Hardwood Floors for a Rustic Interior Design

October 17th, 2016

If you love the simple and natural look of rustic design, hardwood floors are your ideal design option! Since rustic design brings the naturalness of outside to the inside of your home, the perfect hardwood floor selection can bring life to any room.

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Holiday Parties and your Hardwood Floors

October 10th, 2016

With the holiday season here, it’s important to keep your floors in mind. It isn’t uncommon for hardwood floors to wear down a bit from people being in your home. Here are some tips on how to protect it!

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