Posts Tagged ‘summer’

Best Hardwood Floors for Pet Owners

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

We all love our pets, but sometimes we’re not always very happy with what they can do to our homes. Shedding, scratching, and trailing dirt are just some of the not so fun dilemmas pet owners have to deal with. So, can pets and hardwood floors live happily together?

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Renovation Spend has Increased for First Time Homebuyers and Millennials

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

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Millennial and first time homebuyers are starting to spend more money than ever before on renovation. The sixth annual Houzz & Home survey of U.S. 100,000 respondents found that first time homebuyers who bought their home in 2016 spent an average of $33,800 on renovations; a 22% increase from the year before. Although Baby Boomers still spend about three times more on their homes, Millennials invested an average of $26,200 in 2016, which is 7% more than the year before. Also, both first time and repeat buyers are taking on large projects, remodeling four rooms at the same time on average. For long time homeowners, their projects average to be smaller, remodeling 2.5 rooms during renovation.

 

The Houzz survey also found that homeowner’s main reason to do renovations in 2016 was because they finally had the time and financial means. Also, the rate of professional hiring has increased to 87% in 2016 from 85% in 2015, and is high in repeat homebuyers (94%). Also, first time homebuyers are just as likely to hire professional help as long-term homeowners. The most important demand for homeowners looking to renovate has been fueled by a need for specialty service providers. Have any projects you’re looking to get done in your home? Signature Hardwood Floors would be happy to help. Contact our flooring experts for any questions, and a FREE ESTIMATE. You can call us at 410.415.0755 or click here today!

Bringing the Beauty of Fall to your Home

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Fall is right around the corner, and so are its beautiful hues and colors. The changing leaves and autumn produce create colors that range from golden to dark brown. One of the best places to find these beautiful colors can be found right in your home: your hardwood floors.

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Hardwood Floor in the Kitchen

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Many times when people think of flooring in their kitchen, they picture tile due to its resistance to spills and simple cleaning. Although, what homeowners may not know is that the right hardwood flooring in your kitchen can be just as durable, and even longer lasting. Also, hardwood floor has the advantage of being a flooring choice that can help blend your kitchen with the rest of your home.

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When To Use Engineered Floors

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Engineered floors are a great alternative to solid hardwood floors. Since there are advantages and disadvantages to both types of wood, the choice can come down solely to your preference. There are, however, situations where using engineered floors are favorable. Here are the instances in which engineered floors may be the best fit for your home.

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The Effects of Humidity and Dry Air on Your Hardwood Floors

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Now that spring is here and summer is around the corner, humidity will be a huge issue for homes. With its high moisture content, it can cause expansion, cupping, and buckling to hardwood floors in your home. Not only that, but dry air can also be a problem. It can cause separation within boards, shrinkage, and cracks.

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