19 Jul 2018

If you are a homeowner then you know that there are endless types of flooring options, and likely your home has flooring made of at least two or three different flooring choices. You may have plush carpet in your bedroom areas, ceramic tile in your hallways or foyer area, hardwood floors in your living and dining areas, and perhaps laminate flooring in your kitchen and bathrooms. Each type of flooring requires a different maintenance plan based on the materials the floor is made of.

Here are a few suggestions on how to care for your laminate flooring:

  • If a liquid substance is spilled on your laminate flooring, clean it up as soon as possible. Liquids can seep into the seams of laminate flooring, and over time this can ruin your floors.
  • Do not over soak the flooring when you are cleaning it. The image of a bucket of soapy water and a wet mop comes to mind. When you clean laminate flooring, you can use hot water and soap but do not soak the floor. Get it wet enough to clean it and no more.
  • Avoid using harsh acidic cleaners on your laminate flooring because they can strip the protective seal on the laminate flooring.
  • Anything remotely sharp or extremely heavy can leave small holes or dents in the laminate flooring. For this reason, keep pet nails trimmed, try to avoid wearing high heels on the flooring surface and use furniture pads under big pieces of furniture.
  • Floor cleaners that give floors a shiny look, pine scented cleaners, too much vinegar – all of these are bad for laminate flooring.
  • Sweep your laminate floors often.

Many homeowners choose laminate flooring because of its’ affordability and its’ ease of care. You can ensure that your laminate flooring lasts a long time by following the simple tips above. If you are looking for a great laminate flooring option for your home, Magnus Anderson would love to help! Come see us at our Fayetteville, North Carolina location or give us a call at (910) 483-0468 and let our experts assist you in picking out your perfect floor!

15 Jun 2018

We have heard this story more times than we can adequately count. Homeowners decide to get rid of their aging carpet or vinyl flooring and are pleasantly surprised to find great hardwood flooring underneath. The only problem is that the hardwood flooring is dull and faded. They want to know if we can save their hardwood flooring and return it to it’s former glory. Of course, our answer is nearly always that yes we can. Magnus Anderson prides itself on providing high quality flooring options to our clients and that includes refinishing existing hardwood flooring.

Our professional team is specifically trained in hardwood floor refinishing and certified by the Magnus Anderson Institute for Master Floor Refinishers. When it comes to refinishing your hardwood flooring, you can be sure that the experts at Magnus Anderson know what they are doing. For starters, we use the Magnus Anderson Dust Containment System, a high powered vacuum that removes the dust created by the sanding process. If you know anything about sanding floors, then you probably know that a lot of dust accumulates during the process. Our Dust Containment System makes the job of getting rid of all of that dust a lot easier, making for a healthier environment for you and your family.

We use a Swedish waterborne finish when we refinish hardwood flooring. This finish is safer for the environment, has no toxic fumes, and is the strongest finish of its kind. As a matter of fact, you should be able to walk on your newly refinished hardwood flooring in socks in just a matter of three to four hours! You won’t even have to leave your home during the process, and the results are so satisfying, we back them up with a 20 year no dulling guarantee.

Are you a homeowner who has discovered great, but dull, hardwood flooring in your home? If you are ready to refinish your hardwood flooring, Magnus Anderson would love to get the job done for you! Give us a call at (910) 483-0468 or come into our Fayetteville, North Carolina location on Ireland Drive.

 

01 Sep 2017

At Magnus Anderson, we understand that when it comes to your home, you want nothing but the best. If you’re interested in redoing your floors, there are various options from you to choose from, which is why we offer them all. We understand that choosing can sometimes be the hardest part, so here’s some information on different flooring options to assist in narrowing down your search!

Hardwood

Besides it’s beautiful finishes and being able to easily keep them clean, hardwood floors offer various other benefits. Hardwood floors are resistant to stains and spills, which we know may be a common occurrence with little ones running around the house. Another benefit is that they don’t hold in dirt and dust, which can be a huge upside to those who are allergy prone.

Although accidents do happen, and scuffs and dents can occur, you can simply sand your floors down, smooth them over and refinish them. It is rarely necessary to have hardwood floors completely replaced.

Carpet

Carpeting comes in so many beautiful colors and textures that it’s almost more difficult to chose the exact carpet you want, instead of which type of flooring to choose from. At Magnus Anderson, we offer a large variety of carpeting to fit any lifestyle and style. Benefits of carpeting include how quiet it can be to walk on them, and how comfortable it can be to lay on them. Next to tile or hardwood, they provide a feeling of warmth as well.

Laminate

Water and scratch resistant sound too good to be true right? Well we’re here to tell you it’s not! Not only do they offer those two amazing benefits, but they also won’t fade in the sunlight like some of the other options. If that’s not enough to convince you, laminate provides easy installation, lower costs, quick maintenance and even expands more easily than hardwood without the fear of damage! If that hasn’t sold you, we don’t know what will.

Tile

Tiles biggest benefit is that it offers the largest variety in color, shape and size! The beautiful designs are endless! Tile flooring is easy to keep clean and very cost effective. Ceramic and porcelain options provide an incredibly long lasting and durable flooring; and let’s face it, who doesn’t love that? If that’s not motivating enough, tile flooring is actually a healthy option. Yes, that’s right, healthy. How you ask? Because they can help preserve your indoor air quality. Due to the way tile is created, it has little to no volatile organic compounds, which can contribute to various health issues.

If your home is in the need of new flooring, or you’re just ready for a change, look to the professionals at Magnus Anderson to provide you the highest quality, at affordable prices. We service Fayetteville, Raleigh, Wilmington and various other cities through North Carolina! To learn more visit us online today at magnusandersonnc.com, or call us to make an appointment at (910) 237-6749. With a reputation for providing the best flooring solutions, we promise you won’t be disappointed!