Harris-Cork-Floor

Hollis, NH building manager asks: How Can Flooring Affect a Room’s Acoustics? The best flooring for sound reduction is carpet, with a padding underneath this allows for even more sound absorption. Cork is also a good choice particularly for second floors, as it absorbs the sound. Vinyl flooring that has a foam, cushioned backing can also be a good option for sound reduction. Laminate flooring, when the installation includes putting down underlayment pads, can also help to absorb sound. An…

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Area-Rug

Area rugs are great for adding a warm, cozy accent to a room. These floor coverings can also move around and slide causing a fall risk, unless proper precautions are taken as one Goffstown homeowner discovered. Proper Padding Keeps Area Rugs from Sliding With kids running in and out of the house, this homeowner’s area rug would never stay in place and she was concerned about one of them falling as they ran across it. While she loved her hardwood…

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