How to Prevent Area Rugs from Shedding

Merrimack, NH Resident Looks for Suggestions Area rugs made with synthetic materials, such as acrylic, nylon and viscose, can experience shedding as a result of foot traffic.  When purchased new, you can have a fiber protector applied to a rug that is made from a material that is more prone to shedding.  If your existing rug is shedding a lot, use a horsehair brush to gently loosen small pieces, vacuuming them up with an attachment.  Lightly vacuuming the area on…

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Nashua, NH Resident Looks for Advice Hardwood flooring is best installed in an area with controlled humidity levels that range from 30 to 50 percent.  High and fluctuating humidity levels can cause the wood to expand and contract over time.  Once installed, this can lead to buckling and warpage as the floor boards change their size and shift.  This contraction can also cause the floor boards to crack and separate from one another. A homeowner in Nashua was looking to…

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Hollis, NH Resident Seeks Advice Wool carpet is highly resilient, keeping its shape through wear and tear where other carpet types would become worn down and matted.  The wool fibers are naturally resistant to stains, and unlike other carpet fibers that tend to attract oils, wool does an excellent job of hiding stains and repelling oil.  Due to its resilient nature and stain resistance, wool carpeting can often last for decades.  (more…)

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Nashua, NH Homeowner Looks for New Floor Laminate flooring is not typically a good choice for basements due to the risk of flooding and high humidity levels.  Traditional laminates are made with a waterproof layer and fiberboard backing.  The fiberboard is vulnerable to moisture and humidity.  If wet, this backing can warp or even mold and rot.  Basements can be vulnerable to flooding, from storms and wild weather to leaking appliances.  When wet, the damage to laminate flooring can be…

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Most-Durable-Wood-Flooring

Hollis, NH Homeowner Seeks Advice Traditional solid hardwood is an excellent choice for durability.  With durable options that include oak, maple, and Hickory, solid hardwood can be sanded down and repaired several times during its life.  When it comes to durability from moisture, engineered wood is a better option than its solid counterpart.  Made with multiple layers of wood and finished with a layer of veneer, engineered hardwood does an excellent job of resisting moisture. (more…)

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Easy-Solution-to-Shop-for-Carpet

Merrimack, NH Resident Looks for Easy Solution to Shop for Carpet The increase of social distancing has made it important for shoppers to feel comfortable and safe, and the flooring world is no different.  Cardoza Flooring has made many of the most popular carpet styles, from a variety of manufacturers, available to view through the company’s online flooring catalog.  Cardoza Flooring has also added a room visualizer to the web site to allow the shopper to see the floor in…

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Whether redecorating a room or choosing new flooring, you want to choose a color scheme that goes well together.  The focus should be on matching your flooring choice and color with the walls and furniture in the room.  One option is to choose a light and dark contrast, which will give the biggest impact.  Other homeowners choose complimentary neutral colors for the walls and flooring. A homeowner in Merrimack was redecorating her living room.  Looking to update the room’s flooring,…

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Remove Pet Hair from Carpet

Nashua, NH Homeowner Seeks Advice To remove pet hair from carpet you can use a vacuum to go over the area, using an attachment to get the hair that is stuck in corners and against walls and furniture.  However, some hair may be difficult to remove through vacuuming alone.  Pass a window squeegee across the carpet to get additional hair up.  Rubbing the carpet while wearing rubber gloves or with a kitchen sponge can also do the trick. A Nashua…

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Difference-Between-Laminate-Flooring-and-Hardwood

Nashua, NH Homeowner Has Questions Laminate flooring is a synthetic product, created using multiple layers of fiber board material.  The top layer is printed and textured to look like real wood.  Hardwood flooring is comprised of many layers of real wood or plywood.  Unlike hardwood flooring, where no two planks can be completely replicated, laminate flooring comes in pre-designed patterns. A homeowner in Nashua was looking for new flooring for his family room.  Looking for advice about the differences between…

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Clean-Luxury-Vinyl-Tile

Merrimack, NH Resident Looks for Advice Regular sweeping or dry mopping luxury vinyl tile is important to keep the shine.  This will keep debris and dust off of the floor that can damage the finish.  For a deeper cleaning, mix some dish soap and warm water together and use this solution to mop the floor.  To add extra shine to your LVT floor, add some white vinegar to the soap and water mixture. A resident in Merrimack had just installed…

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