Nashua, NH Resident Looks for Advice Hardwood flooring is best installed in an area with controlled humidity levels that range from 30 to 50 percent.  High and fluctuating humidity levels can cause the wood to expand and contract over time.  Once installed, this can lead to buckling and warpage as the floor boards change their size and shift.  This contraction can also cause the floor boards to crack and separate from one another. A homeowner in Nashua was looking to…

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Most-Durable-Wood-Flooring

Hollis, NH Homeowner Seeks Advice Traditional solid hardwood is an excellent choice for durability.  With durable options that include oak, maple, and Hickory, solid hardwood can be sanded down and repaired several times during its life.  When it comes to durability from moisture, engineered wood is a better option than its solid counterpart.  Made with multiple layers of wood and finished with a layer of veneer, engineered hardwood does an excellent job of resisting moisture. (more…)

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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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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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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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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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Dark and Light Hardwood Floor

Tyngsboro, MA Homeowner Seeks Advice The ultimate question of dark vs. light hardwood floors is a matter of personal preference.  This decision may be made based on the style and décor of your home.  What goes best with the furniture in the area or the paint color may also be a factor in your decision.  Dark hardwood is on the uptick for current style, but the final decision should be based on your unique situation. A homeowner in Tyngsboro was…

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Windham Homeowner Sees Results Whether you are looking to sell your home now or to just enjoy the coming years, home improvement projects can significantly increase the value.  Some of the big winners for return on your investment are kitchen and bathroom remodels.  However, even smaller home improvement projects such as installing hardwood flooring or new carpeting can make a big difference. A homeowner in Windham, NH was listing her home for the summer market.  Seeking to get top dollar…

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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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You can Protect your newly installed hardwood floors and extend the life and beauty of your floors with these simple guidelines: Wood is natural, it’s a product that enjoys being at 35% to 55% relative humidity, and between 60- and 80-degrees Fahrenheit. This is to ensure a long life for your NEW hardwood floors. Maintaining a consistent and relevant temperature in your home is crucial. Sweep or vacuum your hardwood floors regularly. Built up grit can damage the finish and/…

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