Posts Tagged ‘hardwood floor refinishing Maryland’

Tips to Give Your Home a Modern (but comfortable) Look

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Modern home design can give off a clean, organized and polished look many people long for, but many worry it won’t have the personality of a real home. If you are interested in a modern design, but also want to maintain the comfort of your home, we’ve got tips to bring your desires to life:

Keep it comfortable

Monochromatic decor is usually associated with modern design, but adding a little color to your rooms are great way to make your home more personalized and comfortable. This can be done by using furniture pieces like couches and side tables, or decor items like throw pillows or curtains that have a pop of color.

Texturize it

If you don’t want the seemingly simple or bleak interior of some modern homes, adding something that appeals to your tactile sensations is a great way to combat this. This can be from textured pieces such as a shaggy rug or a leather couch and armchair. You can even it up a notch by using velvet wallpaper; anything that can appeal to your sense of touch.

Bring nature indoors

Spaces can look a lot less sterile when nature is brought into it. House plants and seasonal flowers can add beauty and life to any space. If you have oversized windows, show off any yard you have by planting flowers and plants outside as well.

Invest in wood

Replace boring marble or porcelain floors with natural hardwood floors. They are easy to maintain and can bring your modern space to life. Hardwood flooring can also accommodate almost any look, and will look good anywhere you put them in your home. It’s also a great excuse to go out and buy a pretty new area rug to throw down!

Personalize your space

A simple way to make your home more comfortable is to make it your own. Adding a personal touch can help reflect your personality in your home. Surrounding your home with family photos in frames can not only add that personal touch, but is also beautiful to look at. Try using different size frames throughout the home to make it more fun, and use frame colors such as black and white for that more modern feel. 

Ready to transform your home? Signature Hardwood Floors is here to help with any wood flooring ideas. Contact us 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!

Myths About Hardwood Floors

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Hardwood flooring has been around for so long, it’s common to hear misconceptions and myths about it. To save yourself any confusion (and money), we’re going to set the record straight on the facts about hardwood floors.

Myth #1: Wax your floors regularly

Floor finishes have evolved over time, making this statement no longer true. It was necessary in the early 20th century when floor finishes were tung oil. This was not as durable as the floor finishing options we currently have available.

Waxing your floors can make it impossible to apply a new coat of finish when needed, so the floors will ultimately end up being sanded down when a new finish is required.

Myth #2: Hardwood floors are terrible for kitchens

Wrong- hardwood floors are great in kitchens! They are durable enough for such a high-traffic area. Just be sure to clean up spills immediately as to not damage the floors over time.

Myth #3: You can refinish hardwood floors yourself

The people who have ended up refinishing hardwood floors themselves have had mixed results. Sure, some rental shops can have equipment to lease, but typically their sanding machines are not the best. The bigger factor is, if you do mess up the floors (circular marks in the floor, uneven sanding, etc), you wind up spending more money to have them fixed.  Companies like Signature Hardwood Floors that refinish floors for a living use the best tools and have years of expertise to leave your floors in perfect condition.

Myth #4: Certain hardwood floor finishes will prevent denting

Although finishes are great at resisting wear and tear, it does not resist dents very well. Same goes for scratches; you can drag something sharp across any hardwood flooring and you will still see some damage, regardless of the finish type.  Certain types of wood are more durable and resistant to denting than others, but there is no wood that is completely dent-proof.

There are many misconceptions about hardwood flooring, but our experts at Signature Hardwood Floors are ready to debunk them. Contact us 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!

Refinishing Hardwood Floors vs. Replacing Hardwood Floors

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Scratches from moving furniture, dents from dropping heavy items, general wear and tear – all of these might cause your hardwood floors to look a little less than great. Many homeowners ask us if they can refinish their existing hardwood floors – and if so, how often.

Depending on the severity of the situation, you might be able to get by adding a new finish to your floors without stripping them down entirely – if they only have a few scratches or scuffs, for instance. But if you’re facing worn down finish or deep scratches and stubborn stains, it might be time for an overhaul. In this process, the existing finish will be completely removed, sanded down, and then retreated with a new finish.

Hardwood floors can’t continually be refinished, though, as every time they are sanded, wood is taken off of the floorboards. A standard, ¾” thick floor should be refinished no more than ten times over the course of its life – any more and the tung and groove will begin to show, and the integrity of the wood will suffer. Hardwood floors should be refinished on average, every 7-10 years, depending on the amount of traffic under foot, the durability of the wood type, and the amount of damage it undergoes.

If your floors seem be to suffering from more than just cosmetic issues, it may be time to replace them altogether: do so if they are buckled or warped, sag, or feel excessively spongy.

Whether you decide to refinish your hardwood floors or opt to replace them, Signature Hardwood Flooring in Maryland can tackle any flooring project with experience and expertise. Let us help you restore the beauty of your hardwood floors – or introduce it into your home for the first time.

If you have any questions or need professional help, contact the flooring experts at Signature Hardwood Floors, Inc. by calling 410.415.0755 or click here today!

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