Carpet

Amherst Homeowner Discovers her Options There are two main types carpet styles, based on how the carpet fibers are constructed ad attached to their backing; loop pile and cut pile. In loop pile, the carpet fibers are bent into little loops. Cut pile carpets have the yarns tips cut. A homeowner in Amherst, NH was looking to replace her bedroom carpet. She was unsure of the different carpet fiber options available and sought the advice of Cardoza Flooring. A homeowner…

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Water Stains on Hardwood

Nashua, NH Homeowner asks: How can we remove scratches from wood floors? To remove scratches from wood floors, use a fine-grain sandpaper to buff out the damage. Continue buffing the surface until the scratch is removed. You will then need to re-stain the buffed area. Depending on the severity of the scratch, there are also many commercial products on the market for polishing and cleaning floors that can make scratches less noticeable. A homeowner in Nashua, NH recently contacted Cardoza…

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Harris-Cork-Floor

Hollis, NH building manager asks: How Can Flooring Affect a Room’s Acoustics? The best flooring for sound reduction is carpet, with a padding underneath this allows for even more sound absorption. Cork is also a good choice particularly for second floors, as it absorbs the sound. Vinyl flooring that has a foam, cushioned backing can also be a good option for sound reduction. Laminate flooring, when the installation includes putting down underlayment pads, can also help to absorb sound. An…

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Carpet

Deep carpet cleaning, done by a professional, is necessary to keep your carpets looking fresh and long lasting. Surface cleaning at home through vacuuming, while necessary, is only part of the process. Carpets should be treated to a professional deep clean once every eighteen months. The carpets in a home in Brookline, NH were looking worn beyond their years. After speaking with the family about the carpet care, we were able to deduce that the cause was improper cleaning of…

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Porcelain Tiles

Amherst, NH homeowner asks: How can I remove and replace a damaged ceramic tile? To remove a damaged tile, you must first remove the grout surrounding the tile with a scoring tool. Apply painter’s tape around the edges of the other tiles to protect them and drill evenly spaced holes in the damage tile. You can then use a chisel to remove the pieces of the damaged tile. Ceramic tiles are made to last and to withstand every day wear…

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Armstrong-Hardwood

If the area of warped flooring is small, you can try wetting it and placing a heavy object such as a cinder block on top of the floor for a few days. For large and medium areas, you may have to replace the warped plank. After an unfortunate dishwasher mishap, a homeowner in Bedford contacted us in a panic. Several planks of her hardwood floor had warped as a result of the leak. Hardwood Warping from Humidity or Small Spills…

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Porcelain Tiles

The best flooring options for a bathroom are porcelain or ceramic tile, LVT (luxury vinyl tile) or natural stone. These flooring choices can withstand the everyday moisture of a bathroom. A Nashua homeowner was replacing her laminate flooring in the bathroom. Over time, moisture had penetrated the floor causing the telltale damage of lifting at the edges and corners of the laminate. With two young children, this homeowner wanted a floor that could withstand the test of time and water.…

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Floor Installers in Milford NH

It may be hard to think about now, but the cold months of winter are right around the corner. As beautiful as their hardwood flooring was one family in Merrimack, NH constantly struggled with “cold feet syndrome” in the wintertime. Area rugs do a great job of warming up the floor, but this family has been hesitant to cover up the hardwood floors that they are so proud of. Radiant Floor Flooring – An Investment in Your Family’s Comfort Each…

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Best Carpet For Your Home

A homeowner in Hudson, NH recently contacted us. He had a dark carpet in one of his bedrooms and was already seeing fading as a result of direct sunlight from the windows. Concerned about even more damage, he was looking for ways to prevent this type of discoloration. For UV Damage to Carpets, Prevention is Best This is a common complaint for rooms that have a darker carpet and get plenty of sunlight. While it is natural that over time…

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Armstrong-Hardwood

There is little more frustrating than a squeaky floorboard, particularly when it is located in the master bedroom as one Nashua family was experiencing. After countless nights with the floorboard wreaking havoc on their sleep, this husband and wife contacted Cardoza Flooring. In their desperation, they were ready to replace the entire floor but quickly learned that this wasn’t necessary. Common Causes for Squeaky Floorboards This is a common problem plaguing many homeowners. Frequently squeaky floorboards are caused by the…

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