Posts Tagged ‘hardwood floors’

Questions That May Be Asked When Buying Hardwood Floors    

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Most people who are interested in hardwood floors may not know what they want. This is no problem at all! If you are interested in hardwood floors, you’ve probably realized that it’s an investment worth making, but only when you find the perfect floor. Here are some questions you may be asked and are important in determining what hardwood floor is perfect for your home.new house

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All About Wood Floor Cupping

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Wood floor cupping is when the sides of hardwood floors are higher up than the center of the boards. This produces a concave-like look on the floor. The issue comes from moisture content changes.

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Rain and your Hardwood Floors

Tuesday, 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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Advantages of Different Types of Hardwood Floors

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

There are many misconceptions when it comes to different types of hardwood flooring for your home. There are pros and cons to each, but in the end you can’t go wrong with either. In this week’s blog, we’ll help you decide which type of flooring is best for your home!

Learn about the advantages of different types of hardwood floors in this weeks blog!

Learn about the advantages of different types of hardwood floors in this weeks blog!

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Do Hardwood Floors Increase my Home’s Value?

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

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When looking to make updates to a home, one of the most common renovations homeowners want to make is the addition of hardwood floors. Coming in all different types of wood and finishes, they definitely increase the aesthetic element of your home, but did you know installing hardwood floors could actually increase the value of your home? When you eventually sell, you will be able to get a lot more out of your home than what you may have without hardwood flooring. Whether you are able to raise the asking price, or just receive an offer and sell more quickly, hardwood floors will make your home feel more luxurious, and will in turn, be more desirable to potential buyers.

Check out these pros of hardwood floor installation to increase home value:

  1. Affordable. Installing hardwood flooring is actually an affordable option when you look at what you’ll get back in return. In comparison to other luxurious flooring such as granite or premium carpeting, hardwood is the more affordable option.
  2. Durable. With the right care and attention, your hardwood floors are bound to last a lifetime.
  3. Little maintenance. Though you should pay attention to any spills, or humidity in the rooms containing hardwood floors, maintenance is minimal. A simple sweep, vacuum, and polish will do the trick!

 

If you’re looking to increase your home’s value, installing hardwood floors is definitely the right choice. If you have more questions about what kind of wood is right for your home, or just want more information about hardwood flooring in general, contact the professionals at Signature Hardwood Floors, Inc. With more than twenty years of experience in hardwood flooring installation and restoration, Signature Hardwood Floors offers top quality products and exceptional craftsmanship. We are licensed and insured for both residential and commercial projects. We are also a recognized member of the National Wood Flooring Association. Contact the flooring experts at Signature Hardwood Floors, Inc. by calling 410.415.0755 or click here today! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn!

Source: http://www.valleyenterprisesnb.com/increase-value-2/how-to-increase-the-value-of-your-home-with-hardwood-flooring/

How To Care for Your Hardwood Floor in the Winter

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

The weather outside is frightful, and though the fire is so delightful, when we have someplace to go, we bring the weather in with us when we return. This includes snow, ice, slush, and debris that shouldn’t be on your nice hardwood floors. With that in mind, here are some tips for caring for your hardwood floor in the winter.

 

Floor Mats

Put floor mats in the house by the entrances and have you family take off wet shoes, snowpants, and jackets at the door so they’re not dripping water on the floor. You can put a dish-drainer tray mat with a towel underneath for a place for shoes to dry off.

Pets

Pets track in snow and mud from outside and leave their paw prints all over the floor. Train your pets to wait by the door while you towel off their paws before coming in.

Towels

If water does make it to the hardwood floor from outside, keep a towel handy to clean it up. Water damages hardwood floors when left untouched, so the sooner you clean it up, the better.

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Signature Hardwood Floors has been servicing the entire Maryland, Northern Virginia, and South Central Pennsylvania areas since July of 2004. With more than twenty years of experience, we offer top quality products and exceptional craftsmanship. We are licensed and insured for both residential and commercial projects.

In addition, we are a recognized member of the National Wood Flooring Association, noted for our staff’s regular participation in continuing education programs on wood flooring. Our skilled and knowledgeable staff is proficient in new installation, refinishing, repairs, stain applications, oil and water base poly, and restorations. This expertise enables us to provide you, the customer, with the best results at an affordable price.

Contact the flooring experts at Signature Hardwood Floors, Inc. to help you determine which type of hardwood flooring is best for you. Contact us by calling 410.415.0755 or click here today!

Our mission statement is simple: stay small, personal, and in control of our work, all to ensure that you receive the best job possible! We have a passion for this industry.

You can follow us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn as well!

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http://www.livingwithmyhome.com/diy-do-it-yourself/winter.aspx

Benefits of Commercial Wood Floors

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

If you’re considering flooring for your commercial space, hardwood provides an excellent value for your dollar. Here are a few of the many advantages to commercial hard wood flooring.

Visual Appeal

Hardwood flooring gives any space a classy, warm look. It can be used to liven up any space, and makes a great first visual impression. Also, with a variety of types of wood and finishes to choose from, you’re sure to find something that catches your eye. As far as flooring is concerned, it’s hard to beat the beautiful aesthetics of hardwood.

Durability

Aside from being visually pleasing, hardwood flooring is also very durable and easy to maintain. With proper care, it can last a lifetime, and can withstand heavy use in high traffic areas. And unlike other kinds of flooring, hardwood looks better with age. Hardwood also only needs to be refinished, rather than replaced, when the time comes for a facelift.

Improved Indoor Air Quality

One reason that hardwood flooring is easy to maintain is because it doesn’t attract dust and dirt like other types of flooring such as carpet. A side benefit of this is that the air quality of the building is improved because unwanted particles and allergens aren’t accumulating on the floor. What little debris that does stay on the floor can easily be swept away or mopped up.

Increased Property Value

All of these factors mean that hardwood flooring can increase the value of the property, and in the end it can be worth more than the initial investment. With so many advantages, you can’t lose if you install wood floors in your commercial setting.

 

Contact the flooring experts at Signature Hardwood Floors, Inc. to help you determine which type of hardwood flooring is best for you. Contact us by calling 410.415.0755 or click here today!

Our mission statement is simple: stay small, personal, and in control of our work, all to ensure that you receive the best job possible! We have a passion for this industry.

You can follow us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn as well!

 

Sources

http://www.centurycustomhardwoodfloor.net/benefits-of-hardwood-floors/

http://www.builddirect.com/Hardwood-Flooring/Hardwood-Floors-Articles/Main_Benefits_of_Hard_Wood_Floors.aspx

http://www.theconstructonline.com/2012/12/31/wood-flooring/

 

Protecting Your Hardwood Flooring From Holiday Traffic

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Do you know how to protect your wood floors from holiday traffic this Christmas? If you are unsure, we are here to help by giving you a few protection tips. Read below.

You do not need scuff marks, scratches and water damage to your hardwood floors this holiday season. Keep your holiday floors looking fabulous.

 Under The Christmas Tree

 You can have a fresh cut Christmas tree and still have beautiful hardwood floors. You can start to by giving your tree a good shake to eliminate loose pine needles. This will decrease nettles that can get stuck in your wood flooring. Place a plastic mat under your tree. This will prevent water damage from watering the tree. Remember, bacteria starts growing 24 hours after contact.

 Christmas Party Wood Flooring Safety

 If your house has an abundance of hardwood flooring, purchase extra rugs or mats to place over your hardwood flooring during the holiday season. Rugs and mats will protect your flooring from scuffs and spills in high-traffic areas during parties.

Do not use overly wet rags to wipe up food and drink messes. Dry or slightly wet rags are the best to use to clean a mess from hardwood flooring.

There is no excuse why your hardwood floors should not be in good condition this holiday season.

For more protection tips, read this article from AreaFloorsOnline.com.

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!

Our mission statement is simple: stay small, personal, and in control of our work, all to ensure that you receive the best job possible! We have a passion for this industry.

You can follow us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn as well!

How to Clean Your Hardwood Floors By Finish Types

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Do you know how to properly clean your hardwood floors? If you are not sure, we are here to help! Read below for some great hardwood floor cleaning tips!

 Determine the Finish

Before you even touch a bucket of water or a mop, find out how your wood floor is sealed. You should do this because the finish, not your wood type, determines how you should properly clean and care for your hardwood flooring.

Surface-sealed floors

Newer wood floors are sealed with urethane, polyurethane or polyacrylic. These types of wood floors are stain and water-damage resistant. They are also the easiest to care and clean. All you have to do to clean them is sweep and mop.

 Penetrating-seal treated and oil-treated floors

A penetrating seal or oil finish soaks into the wood grain and hardens your flooring. You should clean this type of flooring with liquid or paste wax.

 Lacquered, varnished, shell lacked and untreated floors

 Lacquers, varnishes, and shellacs are not as resistant to moisture, spills and wear as sealants. Keeping this in mind, treat these types of wood floors the same, as you would penetrating-seal treated and oil-treated floors.

 Not sure of your finish type?

 If you cannot tell the difference between the finishes, rub your finger across the floor. If no smudge appears, the floor is surface sealed. If you do create a smudge, the floors has been treated with penetrating seal, oil finish, shellac, varnish or lacquer, and then waxed.

For more information on hardwood floor cleaning read this article from iVillage.com

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

Our mission statement is simple: stay small, personal, and in control of our work, all to ensure that you receive the best job possible! We have a passion for this industry.

You can follow us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn as well!

Preventative Maintenance for Your Hardwood Flooring

Friday, November 4th, 2011

If you want your hardwood floors to not only last as long as possible, but to also look great for as long as possible, then a few preventative maintenance measures are in order. By taking a few minutes here and there to keep your floors clean, you will save yourself time and heartache in the future.

Every hardwood floor will undergo some amount of wear and tear depending on the amount of foot traffic it receives. Preventative maintenance and regular cleaning can help to significantly reduce the rate of wear.

Preventative maintenance includes:

•     Keep dirt and grime off the floor: No matter what you do, dirt, sand, and other foreign particles will find their way onto your hardwood floors. While you cannot prevent this from happening, you can be prompt in cleaning it up. Sweeping regularly is a great way to rid your hardwood floors of dirt and grime.

•     Rugs are your friends: Use rug in high traffic areas. This will help reduce wear and further preserve your hardwood floors.

•     Fabric Glides: Moving furniture on any hardwood floor can be a very dangerous thing to do. However, placing fabric glides on the bottoms of furniture legs will allow you to move furniture around without scuffing your floors.

•     Vacuum: Using a brush attachment, vacuum as much as possible. This will help to get rid of particles that sweeping just could not deal with.

•     Do not let spills sit for long: Moisture and hardwood floors just do not mix. Deal with any spills as quickly as possible, using a dry cloth or paper towel.

So take the time to properly protect your investment. But remember to always follow your flooring manufacturer’s floor care recommendations.

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

Our mission statement is simple: stay small, personal, and in control of our work, all to ensure that you receive the best job possible! We have a passion for this industry.

You can follow us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn as well!

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