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If you haven’t shopped flooring lately, then you’ll be blown away with all the different options available that put fashion at your feet. At Monadnock Flooring we offer more than just flooring. We give you an opportunity to achieve a look that will have friends and family bragging about your sense of fashion. You’ll be wowed at the new designs and brilliant finishes that accompany both hardwood and laminate flooring. If it’s carpet that you’re looking for, you won’t believe all the new pattern looks and colors. Click on our PRODUCT links above to view hundreds of samples from our manufacturer’s website.
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We understand today’s flooring market. Today’s consumer is educated, and value conscious. That is why here at Monadnock Flooring we understand value. Value is not about the lowest price, it’s about getting the best product for the job at the right price. From quality products, to quality installation, along with the most knowledgeable sales and installation staff, The Flooring Guys at Monadnock Flooring have the answers for you. From the moment you walk into our beautiful showroom to long after your new floor is installed, The Flooring guys will provide you with the service and experience you deserve to get the best value for you and your home. Contact Monadnock Flooring today to get your flooring project off on the right foot!
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Visit The Flooring Guys at Our Carpet & Flooring Showroom in Keene, NH
Come in and let The Flooring Guys help you with all the flooring needs for your project. Offering quality sales, service and installation since 1976 of carpet, ceramic & porcelain tile, hardwood floors, laminate flooring, vinyl, linoleum and more.Plus visit Vermont Cabinetry’s shoowroom within our showroom. WWW.VERMONTCABINETRY.COM
Offering quality, sales, service and installations since 1976.
Monadnock Flooring is a family owned and operated flooring store. Second generation owner, Matt Lilly, along with Ron Ayotte and Gary McRae continue the traditional values that have made Monadnock Flooring the leader in flooring through out the Monadnock Region for over 35 years. Directory
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We are a full service flooring store- offering quality, sales, service and installation, along with providing product selection, design advice, free estimates, professionally guaranteed installation, and in-stock cash and carry products for do-it- yourself projects. From your first visit to the showroom, to the day the installers are laying your new floor, to our final follow up call- you can be sure you are getting the very best from Monadnock Flooring. Stop in to see for yourself why we have been voted the best of the best for Carpeting and Flooring by Market Surveys of America for 15 years running.
Planing your next project, looking for budget figures, or just looking for an idea of project cost? Monadnock Flooring will gladly provide free no obligation estimate for your project. Do you have a drawing? No problem we will come to you at no charge. Call today to set up a free estimate for your project. Whether it's
- Ceramic & Porcelain Tile
- Luxury Vinyl Tile & Plank
Environmentally Friendly Flooring
If you are one of the growing number of homeowners seeking ways to incorporate green products into your home, you are in the right place. Green can mean many things- natural materials, low-impact production, recycled content, product life span and ability to be recycled. The following manufacturers are our partners for bringing you environmentally friendly floors.
Teragren BambooTeragren Bamboo: Since 1994, the founders of Teragren have upheld a mission to help reduce the dependence on dwindling timber resources by manufacturing bamboo flooring from sustainably harvested Moso bamboo. Teragren products are LEED certified and they are an active member of the US Green Building council. Durable and beautiful products that look good in any color and are good for the environment!
AMORIM:Amorim offers the highest level of experience and quality in natural cork & floating floors. The beauty, serenity, and elegance found only in nature has been incorporated into our cork products. Each of these striking elements has been preserved to offer you an option in design and flooring unlike any other.
LINOLEUM:Harmonium Tarkett is made with natural raw materials- linseed oil, rosins, and cork flour, calendared onto a natural jute backing (backing for tile is polyester). It is a tough yet visually striking floor covering, highly resistant to heavy rolling loads and foot traffic, and easy to clean and care for Harmonium has no adverse health issues whatsoever, either during production, it's useful life, or disposal. Made with natural materials and installed with solvent free adhesives, there are no harmful VOC's being emitted & Harmonium is the natural choice.
Lauzon WoodLauzon International Inc.: Lauzon is a fully integrated operation from forest to finished flooring products. Their exemplary environmental practices include responsible forest management in compliance with the Forest Act, using finishes that are solvent-free, VOC Free, and formaldehyde-free, as well as recycling all wood waste into hardwood pellets used for home heating. The ethically harvested guarantee assures that these practices are in place no matter what part of the world the raw material originates from.
Patcraft EcoWorx Carpet TilesPatcraft EcoWorx Carpet TilesEcoWorx Carpet is a nylon fiber carpet with a PVC free backing which is able to be completely recycled back into new carpet, over and never ending up in a landfill.
Mannigton Vinyl Tile:ColorPoint, SolidPoint and Brushwork, solid vinyl composition tiles from Mannington are made with recycled drywall- diverting tons of construction waste from landfills.
SmartStrand Carpet:Mohawk leads innovation in sustainable flooring with SmartStrand carpet with DuPont™ Sorona renewably sourced polymer. In a partnership with DuPont, this carpet exclusively offers fiber made with Bio-PDO trade; (the key Sorona ingredient), which is produced from corn sugar. By utilizing this new ingredient, 37 percent of Sorona is being made from renewable resources. This marks the first time that a luxuriously soft carpet offers durability and stain protection, while also making less of an environmental impact.
Anything Goes! Green Carpet by ShawMark:Offering innovation, incredible performance, and style. Anything Goes! Green is made from durable Anso nylon that can be recycled and made in to carpet fiber again and again.
Godfrey Hirst Wool Carpet:Wool carpets offer great durability, beautiful style, natural stain resistance and comfort all while being made from a 100% renewable resource, making it a great choice for the enviroment.
Chef Teams With Monadnock Flooring For New Studios Mondnock Shopper, June 2 2009
There is a new home for Culinary Journey Studios, the set that Luca Paris will film his TV show, A Culinary Journey with Luca Paris for Cheshire TV. It's inside the brand new Design Center at Monadnock Flooring, where the cooking channel meets the home improvement channel. Luca Paris, along with Matt Lilly and the folks, at Monadnock Flooring, have teamed together with several local vendors in creating a dream kitchen and showcase center. The new Design Center displays some of the products available at Monadnock Flooring and acts as the home of Culinary Journey Studios.
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 Laminate Flooring
Why has this new product category been such a hit?
Laminate products feature a newer type of wear surface that resists scratching, denting, and burns better than many existing products. They also offer extended product warranties to back up these claims for superior performance. Much of the styling is done in wood grain patterns taking advantage of popularity of hardwood. Still other styling resembles natural stone like you would find in ceramic tile. Laminates offer a popular trade-off for people wanting wood or ceramic. Laminate floors are more scratch resistant than most regular hardwood finishes and easier to clean than the grout lines associated with ceramic tile installations. Laminates also require less demanding preparation of the subfloor because they are not glued directly to the subfloor. Most of these products are glued or snapped together over foam padding. This feature has made laminate flooring popular in areas where vinyl flooring traditionally was installed. Custom floor design is also very easily done with products that offer planks and squares that mix and match together.
High pressure laminate vs. direct pressure laminate
You’ll hear conversation on this difference but both products perform equally as well in most situations. The high-pressure products have greater chipping and impact resistance. High-pressure laminates also have a separate wear surface protecting the pattern, where as the pattern and the wear surface is the same with direct pressure products.
Laminate flooring in wet areas
Many of the products are okay for wet areas, but the core is made of wood fiber. Look for products that have warranties, that cover water damage. All of them will insist on proper installation.
Finishing touches are important
Look for products that can provide the needed accessories like reducer strips, stairnose, and even air vents that either match or coordinate with the flooring.
Buying Tips for Vinyl Flooring
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. Moisture plays a large role in your harwood flooring.
In wood flooring more than any other flooring product moisture can cause big problems. Too much moisture in your home can cause expansion which can lead to peaking of your wood. Too little moisture can lead to shrinkage in your wood causing cupping, gapping, and unsightly cracking/checking. Room moisture content should remain between 35% and 55%
Carpets & Rugs
ManufacturersCFI Certified | Couristan | Dixie Home Carpet | | | | Masland Carpet | | | | | TRED-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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Ask The Flooring Guys for right cleaning advice!
We carry all the products you need to maintain your new floor, and all the supplies needed for those who want to do their own installation, adhesives, setting materials, grouts, underlayments and more. Our expert staff can walk you through any project and be sure you go home with everything you need to get the job done right.
Cleaners, Sealer, Polishes
Bona Kemi: Taking care of your floors shouldn't be hard work.
Part of the Bona Environmental Choice System™, Bona’s Swedish Formula® floor care systems are the healthiest, easiest and most effective way to clean your hardwood and hard surface floors. Providing consumers and professionals with the world’s finest hardwood floor finishes from Sweden since 1919, Bona’s floor care system consists of a non-toxic waterborne cleaner specifically designed for polyurethane-finished hardwood or hard surface floors and a reuseable microfiber mop for cleaning and eliminating dust and allergens.
Ancestral: This is a unique pre-oiled wood floor you can actually mop, and repairs are as easy as a little sanding and rubbing on oil. Use only Ancestral products to be sure to keep this floor looking it’s best.
Mannington: Caring for your vinyl or resilient floors is easy with rinse free cleaner from Mannington. Polishes and strippers are also available to restore the look of older floors.
Miracle Sealants: Miracle offers a complete line cleaning and sealing products for natural stone and tile installations.
DIY Installation Supplies: We carry a full line of adhesives and setting materials for all vinyl, tile, or hardwood installations from Laticrete, Bostiks Best, Mapei, and more. We stock wood underlayment for vinyl, pad and tack strips for carpet, cement board for tile, shower waterproofing systems and specialty tile products from Schluter company. From spacers to hardwood floor nails, we’ll be sure you have what you need to get the job done yourself—including advice from our friendly, knowledgeable staff!
Commercial spaces require floors that are designed to stand up to different circumstances than typical residential spaces. High traffic creates extreme wear conditions, and many businesses have unique needs to consider- food stains, chemicals, air quality concerns, sanitation. With our large selection of commercial flooring options available to compliment any design- you get both form and function.
Carpet & Carpet Tile
We carry commercial carpets from Kraus, Patcraft, J&J, and Mannington. Broadloom and carpet tiles are available in and array of colors and styles. Many offering special features like zipperloc, antimicrobial treatment, and stain resistance.
With Johnsonite Commercial resilient flooring, you have options no other flooring manufacturer can offer. They are a leading manufacturer in color and design offering flexibility and coordination with sheet, tile and plank flooring options.
Ceramic Tile Natural Stone
All of our tile manufacturers offer styles rated for commercial wear. The durability classification assigned to each tile will define how much and what type of wear a tile can withstand. Work closely with your sales associate to identify tiles that will meet your commercial needs. Using stain resistant epoxy grout is also recommended when installing ceramic tiles in commercial situations.
Hardwood Today's pre-finished hardwood floors have superior wear layers, many are able to stand up to light commercial traffic. Ancestral pre-oiled floors, with low sheen and easy maintenance are ideal for restaurants and retail spaces. Teragren Synergy is an eco-friendly option warranted for light commercial use.
Johnsonite Rubber Flooring & Stair Treads
Johnsonite carries a wide range of hard surface, low maintenance & flooring options, wall base solutions, stairwell systems and accessories that work together functionally, aesthetically and logistically.
Mats Inc offers an extensive line of entrance and matting solutions for any commercial application. From foot grilles to walk off mats- protecting your flooring investment is a wise choice.