It's renovation time, but are you ready to choose a floor for your kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom? Although many homeowners believe the choice all boils down to appearance and budget, the fact is, there's a lot more to a residential flooring installation. As everyone has a different lifestyle, Myrtle Beach flooring must withstand your household. Every day, your floors deal with a great many things that leave behind marks, like pet stains, children's accidents, muddy boots, and high heels. Luckily, Young Interiors, located in Myrtle Beach and Longs, SC, has the following invaluable advice for homeowners who need a residential flooring installation:
Whether you are in the business of renting out vacation properties or you just have a little hideaway at the beach for yourself, chances are that you want to have a floor that will not only make your beach house stand apart from the crowd but also withstand the test of time.
If you think that only high-pile carpet or richly-colored hardwood can make for luxurious floors, think again! Tile is widely considered to be practical for flooring, but tile floors can be chic, too. In your beautiful Myrtle Beach home, a tile floor would be anything but cold and boring.
Have you ever gotten ready to host a party or get-together with your loved ones and spent hours trying to scrub, wash, and dry your carpet to perfection? With most tile floors, even spilled red wine is easy to wipe up with a paper towel or sponge.
Whether you’re coming in from a day at the beach or hurrying inside during a storm, you don’t need to worry about getting your floor wet when it’s made of tile. Your tile floor won’t warp or stain if a little water sits on it. Just remember to put down a beach towel to prevent other people from slipping, and your floor will be fine.
Tile’s durability makes it a great choice for homes with children, pets, and lots of guests. If you’re having company or renting out your beach house this summer, you won’t have to worry about scratches or stains on your tiled floors. Best of all, tile can last for years, giving you peace of mind as life unfolds in your home. Gentle mopping from time to time and spot cleans as needed will be enough to keep your tile floor looking new for years.
It’s easy to overlook this benefit of tile flooring, but tile floors don’t collect dust, pollen, pet dander, or other annoying allergens. Cleaning airborne allergens out of carpet can sometimes require professional assistance. If a pet sheds on the tile, it’s easy to wipe away the fur and dander from the surface of the tile.
Tile comes in a variety of colors and textures. Smooth, shiny glass creates an elegant look, whereas stone or ceramic can give your home a rustic charm. You can go bold with black or white, or create a calming effect with warm neutrals like sand-colored tile. You could even opt for luxury vinyl that looks exactly like wood.
Better for air quality
Because tile is fired in kilns, there are zero volatile organic compounds that can be released into the air and reduce your indoor air quality. Better indoor air quality means less discomfort and fewer health problems for your family.
If you’re thinking about tile floor for your home or beach house, give Young Interiors a call. Shop our wide variety of ceramic and porcelain tile, luxury vinyl, and more!
At Young Interiors, we understand how a residential flooring installation that involves laminate can be viewed as the perfect opportunity for a DIY project. However, there are lots of reasons why you should skip on the do-it-yourself install, and just hire experienced flooring installation pros. If you're in the market for Myrtle Beach flooring, then you'll want the whole scoop on the DIY versus pro flooring installation services, and decide yourself which scenario sounds ideal.
When it comes to discussing ways to keep your hardwood floors safe, we’re talking about things like keeping them shiny and scratch-free.
When we’re talking about being safe with Christmas trees, we’re talking about keeping them away from heat sources such as fireplaces and candles, and not using frayed lighting wires so you don’t experience as house fire: www.myrtlebeachonline.com by Elizabeth Townsend.
While it may not be the most pleasant conversation, it is a necessary one. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says there were 230 house fires originated with Christmas trees in the years between 2007 and 2011. That adds up to $18.3 million in property damages. If you need a refresher on safe practices, please read this article.
One of hardwood’s most beloved features is that it doesn’t require scrubbing with hard bristles and harsh chemicals. When it comes to cleaning hardwood, a gentle touch is best. Here are some gentle, easy actions you can take regularly to keep your hardwood floor looking shiny and new for years to come.
A quick sweep at the end of each day will stop dirt and dust from settling onto your hardwood floor. Use a microfiber cloth or broom with very soft bristles to avoid scratching the floor’s finish. Sweeping the floor at the end of every day might seem like just another task to tackle, but commit to this habit and in the long run you will be glad you did!
Although you can mop a tile floor with water, water can cause significant damage to a wood floor! If you decide to vacuum your hardwood, make sure to adjust the bar accordingly so that the bristles do not scrape or scratch. Avoid vinegar or steam; these can damage your floor.
Polishing your hardwood floor doesn’t have to be a chore. With beautifully scented polishes and oils on the market, everyone in the family can have fun shining up the room! Plus, it is easy to find natural, eco-friendly, and non-toxic products to help you with this task. Orange-based oils are wildly popular for their uplifting citrus scent, and they are safe to use around children and pets.
Spot clean as needed
Life happens in our homes, so every floor will see its share of spills. When liquid spills on your floor, wipe it up quickly and dry the area thoroughly. If liquid is allowed to rest on a hardwood floor’s surface, this can lead to spotting, damage, or even rot.
Deep clean every year
Months of traffic and activity on your floor every year can erode your floor’s finish. It’s not uncommon for the coating on hardwood floors to wear out most on the “paths” your family walks through. Having a professional sand and then re-finish your hardwood floor can make your floor look like new, restoring all of it to an even, shiny finish.
Use mats and rugs in high-traffic areas
Runners in hallways and rugs under tables can not only tie a living space together, but they can help protect your floor, as well. When shopping for an area rug or runner, just be sure to check that you are looking at rugs made for use on hardwood floors. Some rugs have a backing that can trap moisture. If moisture collects on your wood floor, that would damage your floor instead of protecting it!
If your hardwood floor can use a facelift, let Young Interiors Flooring Center lend a hand! We have been serving the Myrtle Beach and Longs area for over 20 years. Give us a call today!
There's no doubt that hardwood in Myrtle Beach needs care and protection, especially with a fireplace. The fact is, your wood floors are susceptible to damage and pose a potential hazard. Luckily, there's no need to worry, as our Young Interiors tips will help homeowners protect their flooring investment.
Ensure a Functional Cover or Grate: A non-flammable cover or grate is a necessity for fireplaces, as it protects your wood floors from fire damage. When purchasing one, bring the dimensions of your fireplace, so you're sure to get one that fits properly. Grates or covers should have air access to allow smoke to pass, but these openings must be small, or sparks will fly through onto your hardwood. Myrtle Beach homes with wood floors are particularly susceptible due to warmer temperatures.
“It’s nice to see a bit of glamour on this site,” said Larry Bragg to Myrtle Beach Online. The chairman of the Community Appearance Board was talking about the architectural renderings for Gateway Galleria, a mixed-use development planned for Myrtle Beach that will include a restaurant, shops and condos.
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When it comes to elegance and glamour in your home, look no further than hardwood, and purchase it at Young Interiors in Myrtle Beach. Hardwood adds richness and warmth, and is versatile enough to suit any style, from traditional and modern, to casual, airy and cottage-like.
Who doesn’t love hardwood floors? They are one of the best selling flooring materials and for many different reasons. They are classic, elegant, timeless and have a lifespan that goes far beyond almost any other floor.
Hardwood isn’t just a great choice for your new Myrtle Beach flooring, it’s an important investment. In fact, it almost always adds market resale value to your home, should you decide at some point to sell it. You’ll never see a hardwood floor depreciate and if cared for properly, and it may never need replacing in your lifetime.
Although it’s October, we’ve been experiencing a lot of summer-like weather. But, finally, we’re going to start to see Autumn, with all the spectacular colors! Really, can anything be more breathtaking than those red, orange, and yellow leaves, not to mention the colorful pumpkin patches!
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