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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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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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A homeowner in Bedford, NH was browsing for new flooring for her master bedroom. She loved the look and feel of carpet. As she was looking at the samples in our showroom, she mentioned how dry the air in her home is in the winter, despite running a humidifier in the bedroom. You can imagine the surprise on her face when we explained to her that the type of carpet that she chooses can actually help dramatically with that problem.…

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Cooper

An Amherst, NH homeowner recently stopped by our showroom. She was frustrated because her geriatric dog was having bladder problems, which had subsequently destroyed her carpets. This customer wanted to replace the carpets, but was leery of doing so only to have it happen again. As with any spill or stain on the carpet, the key is to get it up as quickly as possible using a cleaner designed for carpeting. Unfortunately, in the cases of pet accidents many times…

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Area-Rug

A Nashua, NH homeowner was recently looking for a way to add a “wow factor” to a sitting room in her home, without the commitment of painting the walls. A visit to Cardoza Flooring’s Milford showroom and she knew exactly what the answer was, an area rug. The hardest decision was choosing which rug would best fit her family’s personality and the space. (more…)

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Options for Indoor and Outdoor Carpeting The weather in New England can be an ever-changing mix, making it even more important for homeowners to take advantage of those beautiful days. Whether a warm summer afternoon or crisp, cool fall day just enjoying some fresh air can be enough to recharge anyone. Many homeowners are turning to their own porches and decks to enjoy the beautiful weather days. (more…)

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Unlike that coveted ‘new car smell’, a new carpet odor is something that many homeowners do their best to get rid of. In most cases that new carpet smell is actually a VOC called 4-phenylcyclohexene (4-PCH). 4-PCH is a byproduct of the latex used to secure the carpet fibers to the backing.  Not surprisingly, the cheaper the carpet, the more noxious the smell can be. In most cases this off-gassing of the carpet does little more than make you uncomfortable, occasionally…

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Advantages of Adding a Carpet Runner on Your Stairs A carpet runner, or stair runner, is a section of carpet that runs the length of your stairs but does not cover the entire width. This is an ideal covering for hardwood stairs in a home. Wood flooring can become slippery, increasing the risk of falls, particularly for children and people with mobility issues. Carpet runners provides a safe place to walk on the stairs. (more…)

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