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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Water Stains on Hardwood

It is not possible to perfectly match new hardwood floor to existing hardwood, but you can make the match as close as possible. Choosing your hardwood from the same species of tree and in a similar color can make the new hardwood a close facsimile. Some homeowners focus instead on matching the new hardwood to something that will complement the existing floor. A homeowner in Greenville, NH was looking to replace a carpeted room with the hardwood that was throughout…

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Bedford, NH Homeowner Learns the Difference Hand scraped hardwood flooring uses a chisel and hammer to sculpt the wood, giving it a distinct look and feel. This type of flooring often gives the look of an older style floor, going back to the 1800’s when this was customary for manufacturing hardwood planks. Hand scraped flooring has a rougher feel than engineered or solid hardwood flooring, which is smooth on the surface. A homeowner in Bedford was looking to add hardwood…

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Hardwood Flooring Armstrong

If when installed, hardwood flooring is too dry for the normal environment of the home it will expand over time. This can cause cupping or buckling. By acclimating the wood prior to installation, it can adjust to its environment expanding or contracting. This will reduce the likelihood of problems after later on. After ordering her hardwood flooring, a homeowner in Nashua asked why the flooring would have to sit in her home for a few days prior to installation. When…

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Armstrong-Hardwood

Hollis, NH Homeowner Asks The type of tree that the flooring is made from classifies it as hardwood or softwood. Hardwood is able to withstand wear and tear better than softwood, which is more susceptible to dents and damage. The most common softwoods, pine, spruce and fir, are generally lower cost than hardwood. In the market to replace their living room floor, a family in Hollis inquired about the differences between hardwood and softwood. Hardwood vs. Softwood: Choosing Your Tree…

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Shiny-Hardwood-Flooring

Brookline Homeowner Seeks Advice Scratches, faded areas in the wood, and boards showing discoloration are some prime indicators that the floor is need of sanding and refinishing. Water damage on hardwood can leave dark discolorations which can also be corrected through refinishing. A homeowner in Brookline was concerned about her discolored hardwood floors and was looking for options to correct the problem without replacing the entire floor. Many Reasons for Discolorations and Damage to Hardwood Floors In this case the…

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Water Stains on Hardwood

Nashua, NH Homeowner asks: How can we remove scratches from wood floors? To remove scratches from wood floors, use a fine-grain sandpaper to buff out the damage. Continue buffing the surface until the scratch is removed. You will then need to re-stain the buffed area. Depending on the severity of the scratch, there are also many commercial products on the market for polishing and cleaning floors that can make scratches less noticeable. A homeowner in Nashua, NH recently contacted Cardoza…

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