Hudson, NH Resident Needs Help Prolonged exposure to sunlight can cause carpet to fade over time.  This can be seen even more pronounced in darker carpet colors.  To minimize fading and extend the life of your carpet, try to reduce exposure to the sun.  The easiest way to do this is through window coverings, including blinds, drapes and shades.  Blocking the sun from windows and doors can go a long way to preventing fading in carpet. (more…)

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What is the Difference Between Wool Carpet and Synthetic

Hollis, NH Homeowner Has Questions Wool carpeting is soft and comfortable underfoot.  It is also an extremely durable choice, with the natural resistance that come from wool fibers.  Wool carpeting can withstand everyday traffic and its elasticity allows this type of carpet to maintain its shape over time.  Synthetic carpet is made from nylon or polyester.  It is excellent at resisting stains, even those that have been left unaddressed, and the color resists fading.  A homeowner in Hollis was looking…

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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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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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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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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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