15 May 2018

It is among one of the biggest decisions that homeowners and home builders will face when constructing or remodeling their homes. Do you go with hardwood flooring or do you go with carpet, and if you choose both, then where do you spread out the two options. At Magnus Anderson, we see people struggle with this decision on a regular basis. We thought we would share some pros and cons of both to help you out before you get to our showroom.

Hardwood flooring is a popular option among homeowners and home builders, and it is easy to see why. Hardwood flooring provides a sleek, polished look to any room. The possibilities are numerous with hardwood flooring and it is fairly easy to assemble. Clean-up tends to be easy, although some options require specific cleaning instructions. Prices range from pretty inexpensive to fairly pricey depending on which hardwood flooring option you go with. Hardwood flooring works in common living spaces, like dining rooms and family rooms, bedrooms and even kitchens. Some homeowners and home builders will put hardwood flooring throughout the entire home for a uniform look. Most stop short of putting hardwood flooring in the bathroom areas however, due to the risk of water damage to it.

Carpet flooring is still the most popular type of flooring in the United States. The wall-to-wall carpet flooring that we see installed in homes today found its’ way into the United States in the early 20th century. There are many reasons why homeowners and home builders still choose carpet for their homes. Carpet is a good insulator, helping to keep homes warm in cold weather. It is also a noise insulator, providing less echo in any room it is in. Carpet obviously is a softer surface, so those with small children or older adults in the home may feel that carpet flooring is a safer option. It is also fairly easy to care for, and the carpet flooring options in the industry today are many. Carpet can range from extremely economical to higher than average prices for finer carpet materials. Some homeowners and home builders choose to place carpet in the bedrooms, while placing hardwood flooring in the living room and dining room areas. Some choose carpet for all of the bedroom and living areas, mostly deciding against carpet for the kitchen and bathroom areas due to fear of water damage.

Whichever option you choose, or if you choose both, Magnus Anderson believes you can’t go wrong with either one. If you are interested in installing hardwood flooring or carpet in your home, the professional team at Magnus Anderson would love to help you decide. Give us a call today at (910) 483-0468!

20 Dec 2017

Hardwood flooring can completely change the look of any living space. With so many hardwood flooring options to choose from, you can create a space with a more rustic look or a more modern look depending on your style and just by switching to hardwood flooring. Because of its versatility and fairly low maintenance, replacing your current flooring and putting in hardwood flooring is almost always a great design idea.

Once your hardwood flooring is in place, you will want to maintain it in order to get the most life out of it. Because of winter weather conditions like snow and ice, caring for your hardwood flooring in the colder months of the year could present new challenges. Our team at Magnus Anderson wants to help protect your hardwood flooring investment, so here are a couple of tips to keep in mind.

Keep moisture off of your hardwood flooring. When water from snow and ice are tracked into your home and onto your hardwood flooring, wipe it up as soon as possible. When a spill happens, clean it up quickly. Do not allow liquid to sit on the floor for a long period of time.

You should consider placing a mat for wet winter shoes and clothes outside your doors and possibly inside your doors as well. Create a space in your entryway for all wet clothes and shoes to go, so that snow and ice are not dragged into your home.

Every once in awhile, North Carolina will see a winter snow and ice storm. Save your hardwood flooring from being scratched in the winter by sweeping or vacuuming up rock salt on a regular basis that may be tracked inside. Use a floor cleaner that is specifically made for your type of hardwood flooring.

Your hardwood flooring is made to last for many years to come. With a little maintenance, they will continue to look beautiful for a long time. Do you have more questions about caring for your hardwood flooring? The flooring experts at Magnus Anderson can help! Give us a call at (910) 237-6749 today!

29 Nov 2017

When it comes to creating a stunning look in your favorite living space, you cannot go wrong with classic and durable hardwood flooring. Hardwood flooring has been an American tradition in homebuilding since the colonists discovered that they could take advantage of the plentiful forest wood to build floors in newly constructed homes. In the Colonial era, hardwood flooring was all about practicality and much less about style. Wood was a sturdy option and was often installed using different sized planks with no finishing. It wasn’t until sometime in the late 1800s that European parquet flooring began to show up in wealthy American homes. The parquet style consisted of shorter planks of wood installed in geometric patterns. The result was stunning hardwood flooring.

Today, the options in hardwood flooring are many. They range from domestic woods like Red Oak, Black Cherry and Pine to exotic options like Australian Cypress, Brazilian Redwood and Black Acacia. If you are choosing a hardwood flooring option that will be the most durable over time, it is a good idea to consider Hickory, Maple, Cherry or Oak.

Engineered wood flooring started to become popular in the 1960s. This type of flooring is created by placing a layer of completely natural wood on top of other layers of wood. These other layers are pressed together helping to create a strong core. This option in hardwood flooring can be installed in basements, over heated floors, and in other areas where traditionally natural wood flooring does not do well because of the threat of moisture in those spaces. Popular types of engineered wood flooring include engineered black walnut, tamarind, red oak and bamboo.

At Magnus Anderson, our team of flooring professionals can help you decide which hardwood flooring choice is right for you and your living space. Our Master Craftsmen are trained to provide high quality service for our customers, including creating a flooring solution that you will love at the best possible prices. Do you have a hardwood flooring space that needs to be refinished? We do that too! Our staff would be happy to talk to you about our available hardwood flooring options. Give us a call today at (910) 237-6749.

21 Sep 2017

Choosing hardwood floors for homes and offices isn’t anything new, but did you know that this staple in home design can be more versatile than you think?

Your design choice for hardwood floors will impact the overall aesthetic of your home or office. From furniture placement to the overall feel of your space, the pattern of your hardwood floors is the foundation for your design.

Hardwood floors are traditionally laid out in a straight pattern, with the boards being uniform in shape and color. This design is useful if you desire a simple or contemporary home design, and it’s the least expensive option when installing hardwood floors.

If you like the look of simplicity and uniform color for your hardwood floors, but you want a little more detail or an old world feel, the random pattern is your best option. Much like the straight pattern, these hardwood floors are installed in parallel lines, the only difference being that the boards themselves have differences in width.

Other layout options demand attention, which is useful if you want to feature your hardwood floors prominently over other design elements. Choose from diagonal hardwood floor installations or parquet and herringbone patterns for a touch of luxury and elegance in your space. You can also create custom designs like puzzle pieces or mosaic images. The options for hardwood floor design is endless!

Whether you’re designing around your hardwood floors or you just want them to be an accent to the rest of your home design, Magnus Anderson can help you discover the hardwood floors that are perfect for you!

17 Apr 2017

If you’re looking to increase your home’s value, or even just revamp your living space, consider installing hardwood floors.

Hardwood floors work especially well in living room and kitchen areas. They’re sleek and modern in appearance and make cleaning a breeze! Because dirt and dust won’t accumulate on hardwood floors, and they are much more resistant to staining, a quick vacuuming and mopping routine once a week is all you need. There’s no grout lines to scrub or fibers to trap mud and debris, just be sure to keep them dry!

Strength and durability is also a bonus when you choose hardwood. The high quality hardwood flooring that we offer at Magnus Anderson will pass the test of time. Our floors are long lasting, tough and able to stand up to high traffic areas of the home. Hardwood floors that meet the elevated specifications of Magnus Anderson will last for generations and maintain their strength even under the toughest of circumstances!

Of course, there’s more to hardwood flooring than its ability to withstand wear and tear. Hardwood floors are known for their transformative properties as well. Even the smallest room will appear larger and more spacious with hardwood floors. The appeal of hardwood floors is apparent when you consider the source. Hardwood floors bring the warmth and essence of nature into the home that isn’t available with other sources. The value and aesthetic of hardwood floors is timeless.

For a classic look and value that grows, hardwood floors are the top choice for homeowners who want to change up their floors. Whether you plan to live in your home for a lifetime or are looking to sell, hardwood floors will meet your needs.

At Magnus Anderson, we pride ourselves on our high-quality hardwood floors, our expert installation, and our unique refinishing process for existing hardwood floors. Call us today to discover the perfect hardwood floors for your home in Fayetteville, Pinehurst, Southern Pines, and the surrounding areas.