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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Protect Hardwood Floors from Sand and Salt

Placing a waterproof mat inside the front door of your home, where boots and other wet items can be taken off, will keep winter’s salt and sand off from damaging hardwood flooring.  It isn’t unusual to track the gritty sand indoors.  Regularly sweeping hardwood flooring during the winter can prevent this residue from damaging the floor. Hollis, NH Resident Seeks Advice A Hollis resident was concerned about protecting her new hardwood floors from salt and sand tracked into her home. …

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Carpet Cleaning Tips and Tricks

The key to removing stains and spills in carpet is to take action quickly, blotting the area to soak up any moisture.  Most stains can be cleaned with water, continuing to blot the area with a damp cloth.  For tougher stains, a solution of equal amounts white vinegar and water can go a long way to removing a stubborn spill. Merrimack, NH Resident Looks for Suggestions A homeowner in Merrimack was frustrated with her young children constantly spilling on the…

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Armstrong-Hardwood

Bedford, NH Homeowner Looks for Options There are many great alternatives to hardwood, offering the same stunning look for a fraction of the price.  Laminate flooring now has designs that mimic the look of hardwood planks.  LVP, luxury vinyl plank, is a great option for the look of hardwood at a much lower price tag.  Another option is engineered wood flooring, designed with layers made of plywood. A Bedford homeowner was looking to replace the flooring in his living room. …

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Carpet Cleaning

Hudson, NH Homeowner Seeks Relief for Allergy Symptoms Carpeting, while wonderful for comfort underfoot, can gather dust, dirt, pet dander and other contaminants.  This can become a big problem for those with allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems.  Regularly cleaning the carpet, through vacuuming and professional cleaning, can help to prevent the contaminants from settling into the carpet. A homeowner in Hudson, NH was experiencing allergy symptoms when at home.  Trying to identify the cause of the problem, she turned…

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Best Flooring for a Home with Kids Nashua NH

New Parents in Nashua Seek Advice For homes with young children, carpeting is a great option.  The extra padding makes crawling more comfortable, not to mention parents sitting on the floor for extended periods of time.  Dark carpets are more forgiving with the inevitable stains and spills.  However, for ease of cleaning, hardwood or laminate flooring can’t be beat.  A family in Nashua had just welcomed their first child.  Looking to replace a living room floor, they sought the advice…

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Make a Small Room Look Bigger

Pepperell Family Looks for Suggestions The right flooring choice can actually enhance a small room, giving it the visual impression of being bigger.  Dark-colored flooring, when paired with a lighter wall color, can give a room a more expansive feel.  To add dimension to a room, the flooring should be placed diagonally.  When using tiles or planks, choose the largest size available to give the illusion of more space. A family in Pepperell was looking to replace their flooring in…

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Carpets

Hudson, NH Homeowner Looks for Advice Regular upkeep, including vacuuming and spot removal, is important to keep your carpets in top condition.  However, these do it yourself cleanings can only go so far to remove the dust and dirt that can easily become embedded in carpet fibers.  Having a professional deep clean the carpets in your home annually can go a long way to removing this caked-in dirt that can leave them looking dingy and discolored. (more…)

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Large Floor Tiles

Merrimack, NH Homeowner Discovers the Trick A large flooring tile, opting for a 16” or even 24” tile, can give the illusion of more space in a room.  Having less grout lines with these larger tiles makes the floor look less busy, giving the illusion of a larger area.  A busier design or mosaic, created with smaller tiles, can make the room look closed in.  This is important when working in an already small space, using large tiles can go…

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