Posts Tagged ‘Tips’

How to Paint Your Hardwood Flooring

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Are you considering painting your hardwood flooring? If yes, we are here to help you by giving you great tips on how to get your desired hardwood flooring look without damaging your flooring. Read below to learn how!

You can make your hardwood floors look amazing, by adding some colorful paint to it. Popular colors to use are white, yellow, red and green. Painted floors look great in both historic and contemporary homes.

But how should you paint?

For one, do not put the paint on thick.

You should not put paint on thick because the chemistry of paint makes thin coats of paint wear slower than thick coats of paint. Why does this happen? It happens because thin coats of paint dry harder.

Use Oil-based Primers and Paints on Floors.

You should use oil-based primers and paints on your hardwood flooring because it will enhance the long-term durability of the wood. If you do not want to use oil-based primers and paints, you can use a waterborne enamel or specialty floor paint to do the job.

Here are just a few things you will need to foolproof paint your hardwood flooring:

-Sand paper.

-Powdered detergent cleaner.

-Primer.

- A Rag.

- Paint.

-Natural-Bristle Brush.

-Roller.

To learn what to do with these items, read this article from ElleDecor.com.

If you are considering hardwood flooring for your home or need help painting your hardwood floor, let Signature Hardwood Floors Inc. deal with the messy installation and design process. You might be surprised at just how much you love it!

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

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Tips, Tricks and Secrets You Need To Know Before Cleaning Your Hardwood Floor

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Forget what you have seen of any infomercial. Miracle cleaners and solutions may sound like a great idea, but the truth is that the makeup of many of these “cleaning” solutions will actually void the warranty of your new hardwood floor. Certain cleaners contain residues that dull or cloud hardwood finishes. And depending on how much cleaner you use, that damage may go deeper…into the pours of the wood.

If this is the case, the only way to fix the problem is to sand your hardwood floor until all the harmful residue is gone. Then and only then will you be able to properly apply your new hardwood finish.

There is a better way.

  1. Purchase a high quality broom: This way to can regularly sweep away dirt, dust and other particles. But be sure to choose a broom that will not scratch your hardwood flooring.
  2. Use a vacuum cleaner with a beater bar: This will help you get in between the boards and other hard to reach areas.
  3. Invest in a terrycloth mop with a rotating head: It makes cleaning a breeze. But don’t wet mop or use excessive water to clean your floor (wood naturally expands when it’s wet and can cause your floor to crack or splinter).
  4. Consult your retailer before applying any cleaning products: Professional cleaning products recommended by your flooring retailer can be used to remove tough stains and spills without dulling the finish of your wood floor.
  5. Don’t wax a wood floor with a urethane finish

Remember, the better you treat your hardwood floor, the longer it will maintain its original beauty.

If you have any questions, please contact 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.

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Sources:
Cleaning Hardwood Floors: What the Infomercials Don’t Tell You HardwoodFlooringNut.Blogspot.com

How to Clean Hardwood Flooring WFCA.org

How To Care For Your Christmas Tree And Hardwood Flooring

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Are you worried about your hardwood flooring as you deck the halls and drag your Christmas tree across your hardwood living room floor?  If yes, we are here to help give you a few tips on how to protect your hardwood flooring this holiday season. Read below to find out how.

 

Protect your floors where your Christmas tree is placed:

 

Right under you Christmas tree place a plastic sheet beneath the base. You do not want your floor suffering from water damage, if any spillage happens when watering your Christmas tree.

 

Keep Your Pet Away from the tree.

 

Your pet, just like children, will be curious of seeing a tree in the house. Your pet might think it is potty time. He or she just might pee on your hardwood floor. Not only will there be urine damage but an unpleasant smell. Be careful.

 

Kick off the shoes at the front door.

 

During the holiday season, you may have many guests come in and out of your home. If you are not careful, your guests could bring in moisture from the outdoors on their winter boots. You will need to dry mop spills or liquid moisture as soon as possible. To save your hardwood floor, recommend to your guests to take off their shoes at the front door. Tell them your home is meant for them to be comfortable and relaxed. It works like a charm.

 

For more hardwood floor care and Christmas tree tips, read this article from Blog.BuildDirect.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.

 

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