Many homeowners like the look of hardwood flooring, particularly in the downstairs living space. As a recent customer in Amherst NH expressed, it can be nerve-wracking to rip up the carpet in a room of your home to put down a hardwood floor, particularly when you aren’t sure what condition the floor will be in when the carpet is lifted. (more…)

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It is easy to make the mistake of assuming that a shiny hardwood floor is a clean, freshly polished one. However, as an Amherst, NH resident recently discovered, this is actually because of the gloss level of the hardwood floor, and has nothing to do with cleanliness. This homeowner was always frustrated by the lack of sheen of her hardwood kitchen floors. Not matter how much mopping and polish she used, she couldn’t achieve that glossy shine that she had…

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Everyone knows the list of things to do to keep your hardwood floor in pristine condition, from not dragging furniture across it to instituting a ‘no shoes’ policy. No matter how careful you try to be, eventually something will happen to scratch your hardwood floors. However, this doesn’t have to be the end the world. In most cases these types of scratches are barely noticeable to anyone but the homeowner. (more…)

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Matching Hardwood Flooring - Some Helpful Tips A big challenge for homeowners putting down new hardwood flooring is to match the wood to the rest of your home. This is particularly important if the room where you are installing the hardwood flooring flows into other hardwood areas of the residence. While realistically an exact match may not be possible, with a little attention to detail you can ensure that the flooring is as close to the existing hardwood as possible for…

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Cleaning Hardwood Flooring - The Right Way Just like the rest of the flooring in your home, dirt and grime can accumulate on your hardwood. From shoes, pets and everyday dust, your hardwood floor will start to lose its sheen without regular cleaning. The good news is even if you have been neglecting the regular upkeep, with a thorough cleaning your floor will be looking like new again. (more…)

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