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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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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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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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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Windham Homeowner Seeks Options Laminate flooring is a good alternative, mimicking hardwood in both look and feel for a fraction of the cost.  Tile flooring is now available to look like wood, but is made of ceramic or porcelain.  There are also vinyl flooring options that are made of synthetic materials that copy the look of hardwood.  Finally, engineered hardwood is wonderful alternative to solid hardwood. These options are all more affordable than standard hardwood flooring. A homeowner in Windham,…

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Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) closely resembles its ceramic and porcelain tile counterparts.  The price for LVT is often less than standard tile, with easier installation as opposed to the mortar and grout necessary to install traditional tile.  Like tile, LVT is water-resistant making this ideal for bathrooms or the entryway of a home.  Standard tile flooring does tend to outlast LVT, which for some homeowners can justify the higher price. A homeowner in Amherst, NH was looking to install a…

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Porcelain Tiles

The best flooring options for a bathroom are porcelain or ceramic tile, LVT (luxury vinyl tile) or natural stone. These flooring choices can withstand the everyday moisture of a bathroom. A Nashua homeowner was replacing her laminate flooring in the bathroom. Over time, moisture had penetrated the floor causing the telltale damage of lifting at the edges and corners of the laminate. With two young children, this homeowner wanted a floor that could withstand the test of time and water.…

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Springtime is right around the corner. Unfortunately for those with asthma and other respiratory problems this can mean even more of an everyday struggle. While the outdoors may be out of our control, the flooring that you choose for your home can go a long way to managing allergies and asthma. A customer in Hudson, NH recently visited our showroom complaining about the flooring in her bedroom. She was suspicious that dust mites were in the carpeting, causing her asthma…

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Textured-flooring-vinyl-tile

Yes, the floor of your home can, and in many cases should, have texture. A visually appealing floor with subtle design can add a lot to any room. Many people think of only a home’s walls for adding this level of design, but don’t overlook the value of texture in the flooring to create a stand-out room. (more…)

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Carpet-Runner-Style

Let’s face it no matter how hard you try the floor of your home will get wet, whether from an over-zealous child in the bathtub to a spill in the kitchen. And quite honestly, some flooring is more resilient to water than others. Another concern that many homeowners have is the best flooring for their entryways and mudrooms, which unintentionally see a lot of moisture, particularly during the winter months. (more…)

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