Slight changes that will make a difference with your hardwood floors

March 4th, 2019

Hardwood floors are an extremely durable and a long-lasting flooring choice for your home. However, overtime, it can start to look a little dull or scratched. Luckily, there are small changes you can make that can have a lasting effect on your floors, keeping them looking brand new for even longer.

Always do some light cleaning

Cleaning your hardwood floors does not have to be a strenuous job. All you have to do is consistently make sure your floors are being cleaned with the correct cleaning solution so they do not become damaged. In between cleanings, you can use a dry mop or broom to clean spills.

Check the humidity in your home

Wood floors are porous, and will expand and contract throughout the year depending on the temperature and season. If there is humidity and moisture in the air, your wood floors can buckle which creates gaps in between your floorboards. The best temperature for your home would be between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Your humidity level should be between 30 to 50%. You can use a humidifier or dehumidifier to balance the moisture levels in certain rooms. Humidifiers in winter seasons are ideal because of the low humidity, and dehumidifier in the warmer seasons like summer.

Floor protectors

Scratches on your floors can be caused from different objects in your home, such as dining room chairs being moved across the floor, or shoes being used in the house. Adding pads to the bottom of your furniture will ensure it will not scratch or cause damage to your floors.

Add rugs throughout your home

One of the reason to get hardwood floors is because of its beauty, so it’s obvious to not want to cover it up completely with a rug or carpet. However, you can have an accent rug in certain rooms in your house to not only protect high traffic areas, but also coordinate with the furniture and compliment the hardwood floors.

These slight changes can change your hardwood floors for the better. To learn more, 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, Twitter, and LinkedIn!

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Some people may think that installing hardwood floors is just connecting wood boards together with a staple gun, but this is not the case. The process requires a lot of work, and can even be impacted by different conditions and climates only professionals will be aware of. So, put that staple gun away, and read about the information you must consider before installing hardwood floors.

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Personalizing Your Home Office

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An important factor for any office space is comfortability, and has a direct impact on a productivity. Another important factor is personalization, and making it your own. Whether you like a space that’s more fun, or more serious, it’s yours to customize. You can experiment with different style options like custom shelves, plants, fun furniture, etc. Whether you have a large home office to get your work done or just a little nook, you’ll be spending a lot of time there, and it’s important to make it as comfortable as possible. So, how can you make this happen?

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Fireplace and Your Hardwood Floors

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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

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Facts and Misconceptions about Engineered Hardwood Floors

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Why Transition Molding is Important

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Transition molding is what helps one surface transition to another, making sure there are no unfinished edges. Transition molding is actually an extremely essential piece for the look and function of your floors. It also prevents tripping if you are walking from one surface to another.

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