Welcome to Cutter Flooring and Furnishings
We're Here For You
At Cutter Flooring, Bedding & Blinds, not only can we provide you with Quality Brand Name products, but we can provide the knowledge and tools to help YOU do it yourself. Our knowledgable sales staff will help you find the product that best meets your needs and budget.
Your Brand Headquarters for Home Interiors
We sell all types of flooring from the major manufactures--Ceramic tile, Hardwood, Laminate, Cork, Carpet, Rubber, Luxury vinyl and Area Rugs. We also sell mattresses from Corsicana Bedding--Custom Blinds from Comfortex --Vacuums and supplies from Oreck.
One Stop or In-Home Shopping.
We have everything you need from start to finish: *A friendly, knowledgeable staff *Sample Check-Out Service *In-home Consultations *Guaranteed Installation *Finance Options *Complete Warranty Service. *We have many in-stock vinyl patterns to choose from @ A GREAT PRICE Ready for you to take home today! Keep those floors clean with a new Oreck Vacuum. We stock Bags , belts and roller brushes. We will even fix your old ons.*FULL LINE OF CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS from Comfortex. Comfortex offers the honeycomb shades with a chordless lift system. We offer a full line of mattreses from Corsicana. We even stock waterproof and camper mattresses.
Visit Our Showroom
Visit our showrooms in Antrim or Henniker to see the latest innovations in flooring. While you're there try out the comfortable bedding options we offer. We also have many window blinds on display for you to see and try. Pick up a package of Oreck replacement bags and/or belts.
Experience You Can Trust
I opened this store to have fun. I enjoy the flooring industry and offer years of real-world flooring and retail experience. This knowledge is not often found in the large national chain stores. Because we are locally-owned, we want to help you make the right flooring and installation decisions for your home and ensure your satisfaction for years to come. Terry Cutter
Our Installers are second to none!
We have three sets of installers who can handle all of your installation needs. Carl Houghton handles the vinyl, laminate and tile installations. The last of the true professionals who can actually pattern scribe. Brian & Tyler Martin are a father and son team who handle all the carpet installations.. They are also experienced in restretches and repairs from burn holes and stains etc. We are ready to handle all your flooring installation needs. Brian Majestro is a ceramic tile professional who specalizes in all phases of ceramic tile installation. He will make your Dream Walk in Shower become a reality.
Buying Tips for Resilient Flooring
Why Buy Resilient Flooring?
Resilient flooring is an amazing material if you’re looking for something that is both a great value and long lasting. It is softer under foot than ceramic tile and wood, which makes it a great choice in kitchens where you’ll spend a lot of time standing. Its ability to hold up under the harshest of conditions is why it is used frequently in commercial settings.
Resilient flooring is a great solution for residential applications as well. Breakthroughs in digital printing allow manufacturers to create the look of expensive stone, wood and ceramic floors with stunning realism at a fraction of the cost of the real material.
Another huge benefit of using resilient flooring is the easy maintenance. It is highly water and stain resistant. You will only have to sweep up dirt and debris periodically. If you need a deeper clean, you only need to use a damp mop. Follow all manufacture cleaning instructions.
Types of Resilient Flooring
There are different materials available depending on the setting you will be using the flooring in. For example, if you are looking to floor a residential area like your home kitchen you will likely choose one of the following materials:
- Residential sheet vinyl
- Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
- Vinyl Tile
If you are in need of flooring for a commercial setting you will have some different options. Your material options for a project like that will include:
- Commercial Sheet Vinyl
- Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT)
- Bio-Based Tile (BBT)
- Rubber Sheet
- Rubber Tile
We sell only the best brands of resilient flooring available. Call or stop in today to see our selection of resilient flooring.
Buying Tips for Cork Flooring
Why Buy Cork Flooring?
Cork is a progressive design option that offers high-end durability. Cork is a highly resilient flooring because it has elasticity and gives on impact. This makes cork a great option for comfort and sturdiness.
Cork is also known for its abundant design options. The versatile material allows for stains in many shades and it can also be painted. You can have the benefits of cork and still match any décor you choose.
Cork Flooring is Good for the Environment
If you are looking for an environmentally friendly option, cork is the perfect choice. This is because cork can be harvested from a tree without damaging the tree or stunting its growth. This makes cork the most naturally renewable resource for flooring.
What Type of Cork is Best?
It really all depends on your needs. Use plank-shaped cork if you are installing over existing flooring, but use tile-shaped if you need to glue it down. We can help you determine which is best.
Cork texture will greatly impact the look of your cork flooring. Small granules give your floor that traditional cork flooring look you are likely used to. A peeled cork texture gives it a beautiful natural cork look. There are many other textures and designs to choose from. Contact us today and we'll make sure you get the right one for your home's needs.
Buying Tips for Bamboo Flooring
Why Buy Bamboo Flooring?
Bamboo flooring is one of the best ways to get a combination of beauty and durability. It is most known for its strength and stability, making it a great choice for flooring that lasts for many years. Although bamboo is actually a type of grass, it can be harder than oak, giving you a long lasting material.
Bamboo vs. Hardwood
It has a lot of the same benefits of hardwood plus a few more. It has less risk of damage due to expansion or contraction. It is also particularly resistant to insects and mildew growth. Bamboo is one the most recent materials to be used as flooring, but it is also one of the most environmentally friendly. It is a rapidly renewable resource that can be harvested every 5-7 years. An oak tree takes 60 years or more before it’s ready to be re-harvested. This makes bamboo a great choice for environmentally conscious consumers who are concerned about sustainability.
What Type of Bamboo to Buy?
There are a few color options to choose from to get the look you want. You can do a natural bamboo color are get a direct print bamboo to create bamboo flooring that looks like an entirely different type of floor.
There are different grain types for different looks. Vertical grain gives you a uniform, smooth look while horizontal grain helps display the bamboo's random growth rings. The hardest of the grain types is strand-woven which also gives a random look revealing the natural character of your bamboo floors. Contact us today, so we can help you make the right decision when purchasing your new flooring.
Buying Tips for Vinyl Flooring
We have Armstrong Cushion Step in stock ready for installation-Come check out the patterns
Inlaid sheet flooring vs. printed cushion vinyl
Inlaid products will resist the rips, tears and burns far better than printed cushion vinyl products. New innovations like ToughGuard backing from Armstrong help cushion vinyl floors resist tearing. Residential inlaid products are generally 6 ft. wide and will require seams while most printed cushion vinyl products are available 12 ft wide and can offer seamless installation. However, most residential inlaid product patterns are designed so the seam falls in a grout line and therefore not obvious to the eye. In recent years, backing materials have been affected by back staining. Ask for newer backings like Armstrong's ToughGuard, which are designed to resist back staining. Most residential sheet flooring offer no-wax performance and a wide variety of colors and patterns--more than any other flooring product. Printed on products will offer the widest assortment. Some commercial rated inlaid products require waxing. Generally speaking, cushion flooring is the most economical of all flooring choices.
Some products are designed to help you reduce subfloor preparation costs
Next to ceramic tile, vinyl flooring installation demands properly prepared subflooring. Many of the printed cushion vinyl products are very thin. When they are installed with a full spread of adhesive over a poorly prepared subfloor, irregularities can telegraph through. Products designed for perimeter installation will greatly reduce the effects of subfloor irregularities while lowering subfloor preparation costs. In fact, many of these products can be installed over you existing flooring.
Special Considerations when choosing sheet vinyl flooring
Asphalt staining or dragging heavy objects across the floor can result in permanent damage to vinyl surfaces.
Buying Tips for Hardwood Flooring
Factory Finish vs. Custom Sand & Finish on Site
You should feel comfortable with either choice. However, factory finishing offers many nice advantages. Factory finished flooring is inspected for defects at the mill so you receive first choice every time. On-site finishing depends on the quality of the workmanship that day.
Factory finished flooring usually installs more quickly and without the dust and odors that are involved with on-site finishing. However, even though factory finished flooring comes in a variety of colors, on-site finishing allows for closer color match with existing woodwork or cabinets.
Both factory finishes and on-site finishes are available in either high gloss or matte. Both types have exciting new finishes developed with space age technology. These finishes are not like grandma's old wood floors because they require no waxing.
Engineered products install where no solid hardwood dares to go
Prior to the development of engineered hardwood flooring, hardwood products could not be installed on slab or in your basement without a special subfloor system. Now you can enjoy real hardwood flooring in those areas without all that fuss and expense. A special cross-ply construction eliminates the problem of expansion and contraction usually associated with solid hardwood.
Don't become overly concerned with thinner or thicker top wood layers associated with engineered products because it's the finish you are walking on. Generally speaking you won't need to re-sand and finish these products; just re-coat them unless you need to change the color.
Special considerations when selecting hardwood flooring
Direct sunlight can affect the color of hardwood stains, therefore closing curtains or shades during peak periods will reduce damage. Area rugs left in place for extended periods of time may expose a shading difference once they are removed from the remainder of the floor.
Large pets with sharp toenails can also damage even the best finishes.
Ceramic & Porcelain
Buying Tips for Ceramic & Porcelain Tile
The correct subfloor structure is critical to performance
Ceramic tile, more than any other form of flooring, requires the proper subfloor system and setting materials. A double subfloor system with the total thickness of 1-1/4", over floor joists 16" on center is required. The top subfloor layer should be exterior grade plywood or an underlayment specifically designed for ceramic tile installation like cementous backerboard.
Special setting materials are available which will allow ceramic tile installations over existing floors that are solid and already meet the above requirements. Failure to provide a sturdy base can cause grout to crack and release or tile to crack.
Although many ceramic tiles look the same, there are quality differences
The quality of raw materials, the firing process, and the sophistication of glazing applications that create realism will determine the quality of the finished product. These quality differences are often reflected in the price.
Selecting the right surface glaze is an important step when selecting floor tile
Floor tiles are rated for glaze wear and slip resistance, which are important factors to consider. Glaze ratings should exceed 3 for residential applications with the exception of bath areas that can use tiles rated 2. Tiles with a slip resistant rating of 0.5 or better should work well in most indoor residential applications.
Use caution when selecting tile for installations outdoors. Unglazed quarry tiles, tiles with heavily textured surfaces, or porcelain paver tiles, all with slip resistant ratings of 0.6 or greater are possibilities. They must also be frost resistant.
Request the best in setting materials
New latex modified mortars and grouts provide better strength while also allowing greater flexibility.
Dropping objects on ceramic tile--particularly heavy ones--can chip even the best tiles.
Carpets & Rugs
ManufacturersTRED-MOR by Sponge Cushion
Buying Tips for Carpet & Rugs
Don't take the quality of your carpet cushion lightly
The performance of many carpets will hinge on the performance of the cushion. Spending a few extra dollars on cushion can mean extra years of performance for your carpet. Some carpet warranties also hinge on the grade of cushion you select. Carpet cushion affects the luxury feel underfoot, quietness, resilience, cleaning, insulation, and, ultimately, the life of your carpet. Crushing or flattening of your carpet fiber causes it to look ugly long before it's useful wear life is over. Quality cushion will help resist this condition.
Don't judge the quality by feel alone
Thick and luxurious carpet can fool you at times. Determine the performance you want and the conditions effecting your carpet. A tighter twisted fiber doesn't feel as soft but it will generally give you better performance over the life of the carpet. A tightly twisted yarn will resist soiling, matting and crushing. When a yarn is not tightly twisted it may feel more luxurious but it will tend to crush and flatten out more quickly.
Read the labels
Generally speaking you can review the stain resistance, anti-static claims and wear warranties right on the back of the sample. You also will see the type of fiber ( nylon, polyester, polypropylene, etc.), the face weight, density, and twist.
There is no substitute for a knowledgeable sales person
As you can see there are a wide variety of issues to resolve in buying the best carpet for your needs. The performance and quality characteristics of carpet vary more widely than that of other flooring materials and a knowledgeable sales person will help you match up your performance needs.
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We Now Sell Corsicana Mattresses. Made in the USA!
We now carry all you need to furnish and clean your home. Our Memoryfoam, orthopedic, and traditional mattresses and boxsprings are in-stock, ready to go home. American made! Corsicana Bedding from Texas.
Twin sets starting at $159 Full sets $199 and Queen sets $259 We carry several Lines Firm, Standard, Plush Pillow tops and Memory Foam!
Custom Blinds by Comfortex
Comfortex offers a full line of custom shades. Their popular honey comb line offers a single and double honey comb in 1/2" and 3/8" sizes. They also offer Slumber and Comfortrack options. The Slumber Shade is the "Ultimate Blackout Cellular Shade and the Official Shade of the National Sleep Foundation". The Comfortrack is an "Energy Saving Sidetrack Insulation System". They also offer a full line of Roman, Roller and Wood Blinds. Therir Persona Custom Graphics create a roller shade featuring company logos,photography or advertising information. Comfortex Roller Shades are officially licensed by Major League Baseball.
Mattress clearance! They all must go! New 2014 mattresses are on their way and all 2013 mattresses must be sold. We are offering 20% off ALL mattresses, while supplies last! Come on in and find your perfect mattress match.