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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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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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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