Posts Tagged ‘refinish’

Spring Cleaning for Your Hardwood Floors

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

With spring in full force, it’s time for spring cleaning! A huge part of extending the life of your hardwood floors is regular maintenance, and now is the perfect time to put in extra love for your floors. Since hardwood flooring is a durable flooring option, it is easy to take care of. Here’s an easy to follow schedule to ensure your hardwood floors are always in the best possible condition.

General Habits to Start Following

  • Protect your floors in the kitchen with rugs. Place them on areas most likely to have spills, like under the sink, refrigerator, and stove.
  • Use mats outside all exterior doors, such as your front door and back door. This prevents dirt from coming into your home.
  • Place fabric glides under furniture to prevent scrapes and dents.

Daily Habits

  • Aim to sweep daily, but do not use a broom with sharp bristles.
  • Clean up spills immediately to ensure your floors do not get damaged.
  • Try to avoid wearing shoes in the house. Shoes with heavy soles like high-heels can cause dents in the floor over time.

Weekly Habits

  • Dust mop and vacuum the floors.  For dusting, we always recommend only using products that are safe for hardwood floors, like Bona hardwood floor cleaner.

Monthly Habits

  • Wash any rugs that are on your hardwood floors.
  • Clean doormats outside so there’s no lingering dirt being carried into your home on someone’s shoes.

Annual Habits

If your floors are waxed, rewax them. This can greatly extend the life of your hardwood floors.

  • Hardwood floors changes color when it is exposed to sunlight for an extended period of time. To avoid an uneven appearance, move your rugs and mats around.
  • And if the UV damage has already affected your floors, they can always be refinished to look new again!

Curious about other ways to maintain the life of your floors? 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!

Why Can’t I Install Hardwood Floors Myself?

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Although some may think hardwood floor installation is easy, it is not. It is an extremely complicated process, and in certain instances, it can add an extra layer of difficulty. Here are a few reasons why we are against installing hardwood floors yourselves.



Holiday Parties and your Hardwood Floors

Monday, 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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How Do You Know It’s Time To Refinish Your Hardwood Floors?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Having a hard time figuring out when exactly you should refinish your floors? It can be a little hard, because though it may have some scratches or discolorations, it may not need to be refinished. On the contrast, your floors could look just fine but may need to be refinished. Here are ways to tell:




The Benefits of Refinishing a Hardwood Floor

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Whether your home is new or old, on the market or just purchased, refinishing damaged hardwood floors is one of the first things to be considered when it comes to home repair.  Just like there are many benefits to having hardwood floor as opposed to the cheaper substitute, there are many benefits to getting those floors refinished.


Restoring the floors

If you see dents, scuffs, scratches, sealants that have peeled, and fading stains in your hardwood then you should consider replacing the wood. But for the parts that can still be restored, doesn’t it equally make sense to salvage them by refinishing? By refinishing your hardwood floors your are lessening the chance of them needing to be replaced in the future. Once you’ve committed to refinishing your hardwood floor, you can begin to develop the rest of the room around it.

The Look

The use of polyurethane or varnish when refinishing your floors, often gives the floors a nice darker, and glossy look. The use of penetrating sealer can result in a natural-looking finish that brings out the wood’s grain. These looks are what separates hardwood floors from all other floors, especially imitation wood vinyl’s.

Home Value

The value of your home depends on quality of each part of the house, and what is in demand at the time. Hardwood floors are a tried and true aspect of a home that always increased the value of the house.


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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.

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