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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Brookline Homeowner Looks to Add Visual Appeal The tiling trend has moved from its usual place in flooring, to now also transform the kitchen with its eye-catching designs used to create a one-of-a-kind backsplash. The reason for the growing popularity in tile can be attributed to its versatility. While a great fit for flooring, tile can be a stunning addition to any kitchen backsplash, particularly when used creatively to add a unique accent to the home. A homeowner in Brookline,…

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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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To remove carpet dents caused by furniture, use a water bottle to dampen the dented area. Then use a blow dryer, on the hottest setting, to dry the carpet. While blowing dry the carpet, use your fingers to fluff the carpet fibers. Another option is to steam away the dents using an iron placed over a damp cloth on the carpet. Slowly move the iron across the cloth for a minute. A homeowner in Hudson, NH was rearranging furniture in…

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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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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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Nashua Homeowner Seeks Advice One of the important decisions in shopping for carpet is the fiber, nylon or polyester.  Nylon is a popular option because it is durable, resilient when trod upon even in high-traffic areas, and hides dirt well.  Polyester fibers       are typically vibrant in color and resist fading over time better than nylon.  In recent years, polyester is also the greener choice for carpets, with a portion of the rug made from recycled items. A Nashua, NH…

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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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Area-Rug

Amherst, NH Homeowner Asks Area rug finishing refers to the way the carpet is cut and bound to keep it from fraying at the cut edges. Rug binding is one of the most popular choices, when the edges are taped using special binding tape and are sewn using industrial sewing machines. Serging is when the carpet looks hand-sewn, but is in fact done by a machine. Fringing is when the carpet is wrapped continuously with yarn, giving it tassels along…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile

Both porcelain and ceramic tiles are made from clay. The clay used to make porcelain tile is extremely dense, making this tile harder than ceramic. It is very durable and long-lasting because of this density but is also more expensive than its ceramic counterparts.A homeowner in Hollis was looking to install a new bathroom floor. After a visit to the Cardoza Flooring showroom, he realized that there are many differences between porcelain and ceramic tiles. A Long Lasting and Durable…

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