Hudson, NH Resident Needs Help Prolonged exposure to sunlight can cause carpet to fade over time.  This can be seen even more pronounced in darker carpet colors.  To minimize fading and extend the life of your carpet, try to reduce exposure to the sun.  The easiest way to do this is through window coverings, including blinds, drapes and shades.  Blocking the sun from windows and doors can go a long way to preventing fading in carpet. (more…)

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Hardwood Flooring Armstrong

Bedford, NH Homeowner is Looking for Advice Remodeling and keeping the existing flooring can present some unique challenges.  Depending on how the floor was originally installed, if fixtures and the layout of the room are being changed you may be left with some areas where the existing flooring does not match what is underneath.  In this scenario, you can either sand down the entire floor and refinish it, placing new boards to cover the missing area, or simply patch the…

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What is the Difference Between Wool Carpet and Synthetic

Hollis, NH Homeowner Has Questions Wool carpeting is soft and comfortable underfoot.  It is also an extremely durable choice, with the natural resistance that come from wool fibers.  Wool carpeting can withstand everyday traffic and its elasticity allows this type of carpet to maintain its shape over time.  Synthetic carpet is made from nylon or polyester.  It is excellent at resisting stains, even those that have been left unaddressed, and the color resists fading.  A homeowner in Hollis was looking…

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Nashua, NH Homeowner Looks for Suggestions To keep your laminate floor looking great, sweep the area regularly with a soft bristle broom.  This will remove any pet hair, dirt and dust from the floor.  You can then use a damp mop to remove any lingering dirt from floor.  Avoiding using anything too wet, will ensure that the moisture does not penetrate the laminate seams.  A homeowner in Nashua has just installed new laminate flooring in his home.  Looking for suggestions…

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How to Prevent Area Rugs from Shedding

Merrimack, NH Resident Looks for Suggestions Area rugs made with synthetic materials, such as acrylic, nylon and viscose, can experience shedding as a result of foot traffic.  When purchased new, you can have a fiber protector applied to a rug that is made from a material that is more prone to shedding.  If your existing rug is shedding a lot, use a horsehair brush to gently loosen small pieces, vacuuming them up with an attachment.  Lightly vacuuming the area on…

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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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Hollis, NH Resident Seeks Advice Wool carpet is highly resilient, keeping its shape through wear and tear where other carpet types would become worn down and matted.  The wool fibers are naturally resistant to stains, and unlike other carpet fibers that tend to attract oils, wool does an excellent job of hiding stains and repelling oil.  Due to its resilient nature and stain resistance, wool carpeting can often last for decades.  (more…)

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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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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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Easy-Solution-to-Shop-for-Carpet

Merrimack, NH Resident Looks for Easy Solution to Shop for Carpet The increase of social distancing has made it important for shoppers to feel comfortable and safe, and the flooring world is no different.  Cardoza Flooring has made many of the most popular carpet styles, from a variety of manufacturers, available to view through the company’s online flooring catalog.  Cardoza Flooring has also added a room visualizer to the web site to allow the shopper to see the floor in…

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