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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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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