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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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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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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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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ceramic tile

Brookline Homeowner Seeks Advice Most home basements are below ground, leaving them dark and damp.  Some are even susceptible to flooding during large amounts of rain.  For these reasons, the best flooring choices for a basement are moisture resistant.  These include ceramic tile, engineered hardwood, rubber and laminate.  Each of these options will offer the best choice of deterring mold and mildew growth, even in a damp basement. A homeowner in Brookline, NH was looking to replace her basement flooring. …

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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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