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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Guacamole Doesn't Belong on the Carpet




Guacamole Doesn't Belong on the Carpet!

What's the best way to take care of stains on your carpet?

Prevent them from happening, of course!

Well, as wonderful as that sounds, and don't we all wish we lived in that world, that is about as unrealistic as a good traffic day in Atlanta!

So, instead, here are some realities and suggestions for living in the real world.

First, try to avoid having the following on your carpet:

Colored drinks, wine and sodas, the worst. If there should be a spill, immediately blot the spill with a dry towel, pulling up as much moisture as you can. Make sure you're blotting, not scrubbing. Scrubbing will only spread the stain. Once you've absorbed as much liquid as possible from the area, mix white vinegar, soap and water in a misting spray bottle and spray on the spot. Let it soak for about 10 minutes and then blot again with a clean, dry towel. Our Mohawk SmartStrand carpet cleans up with only water, so if you are carpeting, and have a child who cannot be separated from colored drinks, consider SmartStrand!


Chocolate. Who doesn't love chocolate? But not on the carpet!  If you do get a chocolate stain, scoop up and blot as much as possible, then vacuum any dry particles. Afterwards mix 1/4 teaspoon of mild liquid dish soap with one cup of warm water and apply it to cloth. Gently work the fabric on the carpet from the outside of the mark towards the center. Let the solution stay for about 5 minutes and then blot it dry.


Chewing gum, not really a stain so much as a glob, but still a problem. When gum gets stuck on a carpet, it's nothing but an eyesore. To remove it, dab an ice cube on the gum and let it sit there for 1 minute, which will make the gum hard. Once hard, you should be able to pull it off the carpet carefully. You may need to do a little scraping, but if you do, be sure to use something with an edge that is not sharp enough to cut the carpet. You can also use peanut butter to separate the carpet form the gum, but then you have to remove the peanut butter from the carpet!

Blood. First, try to act as quickly as possible to remove the stain. Remember to use cold water instead of hot, mixing it with a grease-fighting dish detergent in a spray bottle. Then follow the same steps as described for colored drinks.

Ink. Kids and dogs are both terrors when it comes to pens! And sooner or later, one will end up leaking on your carpet. Act fast and blot the spill with a clean towel and some rubbing alcohol. No rubbing alcohol in the house? Try Vodka or hairspray.  Let it sit there for about 30 minutes and then rinse it with warm water and vinegar.


Pet Stains. We love our four-legged children, but they are not perfect, and there are going to be accidents! When there are, first remove any solids, as quickly as possible. For urine, blot, blot, blot! Mix ¼ cup of vinegar with a quart of warm water and spray onto the stain. Allow to soak for a few minutes, then blot some more, until dry. We always suggest that you upgrade your carpet pad to one with a liner to prevent any spills from going into your pad and subfloor. Spills are relatively easy to get out of carpets, butalmostimpossible to remove if they go deeper.

Of course, if you want to avoid carpet stains altogether, install hard surfaces. Have you looked at flooring lately? The choices are amazing! Wood floors are classic, and now are more stain and scratch resistant than ever.  Tile floors are hardworking, durable, and beautiful, but can tend to be a little cold to the touch in the winter months. We have some incredibly beautiful stone looks in both porcelain and budget friendly ceramic, and there are some wood look tiles that will fool you unless you touch them! Laminate is a great alternative for families with active children and dogs, and we will be adding even more styles in laminate this month. Vinyl is currently the superstar of the flooring world. We are installing it everywhere- living rooms, bedrooms, basements, playrooms, kitchens- everywhere! More beautiful styles and colors than you can imagine, and they are waterproof. We just received our new display of Pergo luxury vinyl, and have a new floor installed in the showroom with Pergo- fabulous! If you haven't seen vinyl in the last two years, it is a whole new world out there! Come in and see!

You can see all our great floors when you attend our Flooring Fiesta on Tuesday, May 14, from 4 until 7. Have fun while sipping a margarita and learning at these informative seminars: 


5:30     If You Spill Your Margarita
Make sure it's on a waterproof floor like Revwood Plus
Speaker:  Holly Dysart with Mohawk Flooring or luxury vinyl!  Learn more about these popular floor covering options.
 
6:00    Salsa Resistant Carpet
SmartStrand Carpet is the perfect carpet for active families, durable enough to hold up to all of your fiestas!
Speaker:  Holland Kercher with Mohawk Flooring
 

6:30           Nacho Traditional Ceramic Tile
See what's new in this flooring workhorse---tiles that are tough, stain resistant, with unlimited design possibilities!
Speaker:  Chris Schmidt with Daltile


We will have a taco buffet catered by Moe's and the margarita machine will be cranked up.  All compliments of Daltile! There will be prizes, too---a gas grill, heavy duty cooler, and a $100 VISA gift card.  All you have to do is attend one of our seminars to be entered in the drawings. But try not to spill on the Carpets please! See you on May 14!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Area Rugs & Other Pretty Things




Did you know that we sell area rugs? Area Rugs have been making a big come back in the last couple of years. As more and more of us opt for hard surface floors, we still want a bit of softness here and there. In different spaces, we have different needs from our area rugs. In our bedrooms, we want them to be soft and cozy.

On the stairs, we need them for safety's sake.





In our Family Rooms, we like them for their attractive looks, and for their durability (if there is a mishap, it is easier and less expensive to replace an area rug than a whole room of hardwoood floors) and in the basement, area rugs also serve double duty: to look great, and to soften the noise of play (kids and grownups!)



Also, with rugs, you can think a little more out of the box, because it is probably not a "forever" purchase. If you are into green this year (very popular) then you can make a big impact in a room with a bold green area rug. Most of us would hesitate to do this with wall to wall carpet.

Enhance offers lot of options for area rugs. We carry Nourison, Karastan, and Dalyn in stock. While we only stock up to a 5 x 8, we can always order a larger size for you, when available. If you are really feeling unsure about whether you like the carpet color or softness, consider ordering a small entry mat (e.g. 2 ft x 3 ft). That way, you can see and feel the "sample" without spending a lot of money.  And, worst case, you can use it as an entry mat at one of your doorways.

There is a seemingly limitless selection of area rugs available in virtually any color or pattern you can think of. If you are purchasing a pre-made area rug, you are limited by the sizes offered in the style you like. Plus, most standardized area rugs are patterned. You may not want a patterned rug or may prefer a pattern that is more subtle.
 


By using broadloom to make your area rug, you have an incredibly vast selection of colors and styles, in both patterned and non-patterned looks. Broadloom tends to have more subtle patterning than area rugs; for example, solid colors of berbers and loop/cut/loops that feature geometric or abstract patterns. The solid color helps to keep the carpet from appearing too busy, while the pattern provides some visual interest. If you are looking for a very specific color for your rug, you have only to walk into our store and let us show you the samples - chances are you will find the perfect color in at least one carpet style that we can make into a custom rug. And it goes without saying that if your room is an irregular shape or size, you will likely have a difficult time finding a pre-made rug that suits your requirements.
 

Obviously, when customizing an area rug out of broadloom, you can have the rug made into almost any size or shape. For extra-large rooms or open concept floor plans, you may choose to use a broadloom that comes in 15' widths, allowing you to have up to 15' of a seamless rug. In the event that you require a rug that is larger than the width of the carpet in both directions (i.e., bigger than a 15' x 15'), you can choose to have the size made by seaming two pieces of material together. With properly selected carpet, such as a long, thick pile or a carpet with a linear pattern, the seam will likely not be noticeable.

Perhaps you have a room or hallway with unusual angles and would like to have a rug that follows the floor plan of the space. Again, a benefit to an area rug made from broadloom is that it can be customized to the exact shape you require. We can create a rug made from carpet to your specifications.

Learning Can Be Fun!
Have fun while learning at these informative seminars at our Flooring Fiesta:
 
5:30           If You Spill Your Margarita
Make sure it's on a waterproof floor like Revwood Plus or luxury vinyl!  Learn more about these popular floor covering options.
Speaker:  Holly Dysart with Mohawk Flooring
  
6:00           Salsa Resistant Carpet
SmartStrand Carpet is the perfect carpet for active families, durable enough to hold up to all of your fiestas!
Speaker:  Holland Kercher with Mohawk Flooring
 
6:30           Nacho Traditional Ceramic Tile
See what's new in this flooring workhorse---tiles that are tough, stain resistant, with unlimited design possibilities!
Speaker:  Chris Schmidt with Daltile

We look forward to seeing your Tuesday, May 14, 4 til 7 pm


Design Tip
Cozy, curvy and comfy are three words that describe what to look for in interior décor. Maybe the current polarized state of our country has caused a need to have our homes become a sanctuary. We want to shelter at home among plush, soft furniture that pleasures the senses.  You will be seeing lots of soft velvets and textured nubby fabrics. Fringe on furniture, pillows, even lighting. Curved sofas and round or oval coffee and end tables. Indulge your sense of touch and if it feels good---buy it!

How Much Does It Cost?
Inspired?  Ready for a new rug or two?  Stop by and check out our in-stock rugs that you can take home with you today.  We have outdoor rugs starting at $ 99 and 4 x 6 indoor rugs also as low as $99 and 5 x 8's ranging from $99 to $1,100.  Come look at our pretty things!

I Was FLOORED By Enhance
Tanya in Marietta writes: "Enhance installed LVP, repaired and refinished hardwood floors, and carpeted stairs for us. Their crews did excellent jobs and were very professional. The owners are business people who seem to care about their customers' satisfaction."  
Thank you, Tanya, for the nice review.  You totally transformed your home and we appreciate the opportunity to help you with it!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

What's the Word on Wood?


There are so many misconceptions about wood floors. We almost always have to hold a mini-seminar on all the different options that are available to anyone wanting a wood floor. Here is what you need to know. 

First, there are two basic ways to buy wood floors that concern the finish:

Prefinished hardwood flooring has been finished - sanded, stained, and coated with polyurethane -- in a factory.  All you need to do is install it (cut and nail or glue it to the subfloor) and it is done. Prefinished floors can be used immediately after installation is completed.


Unfinished, or site-finished, flooring is raw hardwood that must first be installed and then sanded, stained & urethane coated on site. Site finishing is a multiple day process, and the floors must be allowed to cure after the actual work is completed before they can be used. Site finished accounts for about 25% of all installations today.


The next category that needs definition is Engineered Hardwoods versus Solid Hardwoods. Many people believe that solid wood floors are better than engineered wood floors, but it's important to note that both are made using real wood. In addition, once installed, they will look the same.

As the name implies, solid hardwood is one solid piece of wood, all the way through.   It is almost always 3/4" in thickness. Engineered hardwood flooring is done in layers. The top layer is a hardwood veneer and then beneath that, there are layers (or plies) of wood.  Generally, these plies are perpendicular in direction and laminated together (similar to plywood), and generally (but not always), these plies are made of wood, although they are not necessarily the same species as the top layer.  The thickness of the top veneer can vary, and generally higher quality engineered woods have a thicker top layer, and cheaper ones have a thin one.
Engineered wood floors are real wood floors. They are manufactured using multiple layers of wood or wood composite. With engineered wood flooring, the only non-wood components used to make them are the adhesives used to bind the layers together, and the finish that is applied to the top veneer to protect the wood. Depending on the thickness of the veneer that tops the flooring, the quality of flooring used, and how well you maintain your floors, engineered hardwood can last a lifetime. All 3 factors play a big role in determining the longevity of any floor in your home.


Solid wood floors are just that: They are a solid piece of wood. Solid wood can be installed prefinished or site finished, just like engineered floors. Solid floors can be sanded and stained multiple times, until you actually reach the level of the nails used to install them. We find, however, that with normal wear and good maintenance, most wood floors do not NEED to be sanded but about every 20 years. You may WANT to sand and stain in a shorter time frame, according to color trends and your taste.

Neither floor type can be called best in a global sense. But each has strong points and a few deficits in individual categories.


Refinishing--- is one of the greatest differences between engineered and solid wood flooring. Engineered wood can be sanded only until the upper layer wears away, normally once or twice. Solid wood can be sanded numerous times. Eventually, even solid hardwood will become too thin after years of sanding, compromising its structural integrity.


Installation--- Engineered wood is easier than solid hardwood as you have a greater range of installation methods, including stapling or nailing, floating, or glue. Solid wood flooring is nailed or stapled down. 

Resale Value--- Because engineered wood floors are real wood, they can be advertised as such in real estate marketing materials, making them more attractive to buyers. As long as the floor is in good shape, it is on equal terms with solid wood flooring in terms of resale value.

Durability--- Engineered wood floors are durable, but not comparable to solid wood over a very long period of time. Yet its ability to hold up to limited moisture helps bring up its durability rating.Well-maintained solid hardwood flooring will last for decades. Moisture is the enemy of this organic product. Wood floors do stand a chance of being salvaged after flooding, but they will never perfectly return to their former shape.

Moisture--- Engineered wood is better than solid hardwood at dealing with moisture. Its core is more dimensionally stable, meaning that it warps and expands less easily upon contact with moisture than solid wood. Solid hardwood is never recommended for bathrooms, basements, or other areas where moisture is prevalent or even expected. Still, solid hardwood can resist some moisture. 

Hardness--- Exotic hardwoods tend to be the most durable, including many of the South American or Indonesian exotics, as well as maple and walnut. Hardness ranges from extremely soft and appropriate only for very light traffic area to extremely tough hardwoods (for example, Brazilian Walnut).

Be aware that most wide plank hardwoods (6" or wider) are engineered, not solid.  Also know that if you are interested in a distresses or scraped floor, the cost will be significantly lower in engineered than in solid construction.

Something New In Store! We are now carrying 2 lines of Oil Finish wood floors.
Should you choose oiled finish hardwood floors? Selecting the appropriate finish for your hardwood flooring is not only essential to enhancing the natural beauty of the wood, but to ensuring that the floors remain protected from the wear and tear of everyday living.

It is important to distinguish the difference between wood stain and wood finish.  Wood stain simply refers to a color element, typically liquid, that is applied to the wood that dyes the wood a particular color.  It contains absolutely no protective barrier for your wood flooring. Wood finish, on the other hand, protects a floor from damage by providing a "shield" on the top layer.

Now that we know the difference between staining and finishing, which finish is the best for your application?

Historically, urethane finishes have been tremendously popular due to their extreme durability.  Whether site finished or factory finished (prefinished), urethane finishes are the most damage resistant. However, this durability comes with several noteworthy drawbacks.  Firstly, they are difficult to re coat because the finish is so hard.

Secondly, urethane finished floors look the best the day they are installed and continue to get scratched, scuffed and worn over time until they have to be re coated or refinished. Damage to a urethane floor is easily identifiable by the highly visible white scratches that will inevitably appear.  In order to repair the finish, you must remove all furniture from the space to apply an even uniform fresh coat of finish.

Oil finishes have increased in popularity recently mainly due to a movement towards a low-sheen, chic and natural matte aesthetic. Oil finished floors are excellent for bringing out the natural beauty of your selected wood specie.  Unlike polyurethane finished floors, oiled floors are very easy to repair if damage is done. When scratches occur on oiled floors, you can buff and blend them away very easily without removing the furnishings. Because of the flexibility to repair damages on oiled floors, if you are someone that does a lot of entertaining, an oiled floor is an excellent selection as it is easy to return the floor to pristine condition.
 

Maintenance is another key in extending the product life cycle of your wood floor.  Urethane and oiled floors are maintained in different ways. When specifying the finish type, be sure to understand what kind of cleaning and maintenance will be required.

A urethane floor finish should be dry mopped or vacuumed. Seldom will it ever be damped mopped. With excessive damp mopping, it is possible for contaminants to create a haze on the finish.  Additionally, these contaminants may present adhesion issues when it becomes time to re coat. In contrast, oil floor finishes may be damp mopped with a soap and water solution.  In conclusion, oiled finish hardwood floors offer a beautiful matte look, with less headache when it comes time to repair the inevitable scratches that will occur during your floor's lifespan.  Come in and see our gorgeous new oil finish floors!

We hope this has clarified a few points in wood floors, and that we have helped make your wood floor shopping experience easier.

Save The Date
Related imageMark your calendar now for our next event on May 14 from 4 till 7 pm-- a Flooring Fiesta. We'll have informative seminars plus our vendor representatives here to answer your product questions. The Margarita Man will be here too along with a taco buffet. As usual, there will be prizes, and as always, there will be fun!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Clean Up This Spring




Ring a ding a ding time! The birds are chirping, grass is growing, trees are beginning to bud, it's finally spring! It's time to store away those winter shoes, the same winter shoes that have been walking all over your beautiful floors all season long through the long, dirty, cold, and unforgiving months of winter. Winter not only pummels the outdoors, but mud and dirt are tracked all over your home, leaving a mess on your floors. With spring comes everyone's favorite spring time activity, spring cleaning.


Here are some spring cleaning tips to get your floors back in tip-top shape. Break out the dust rag, broom, mop, and vacuum for the annual deep-clean. We know it can be overwhelming to face all the dust and clutter that has accumulated over the cooped-up winter months--simple maintenance care can help make this spring cleaning easier.
 

Help your floors keep their beautiful looks with these spring cleaning tips for carpet, hardwood, laminate, vinyl, and tile!
  
Freshen Up Your Carpet
Regular maintenance throughout the year can help make spring cleaning a breeze, but it's ok if you didn't. We've got you covered. First, choose a good quality vacuum and keep your vacuum's filter clean-it can help make all the difference when tending to your carpet. If spot cleaning is needed, try to remove the stain by using water before moving on to harder cleaning solutions-remember to blot rather than rub the stain.

No matter what type of carpet you have, prompt attention to spots and spills is vital.
 
Here are a couple tips for cleaning your carpet:
~~Vacuum at least once a week and more often in heavy traffic areas, paying special attention to areas where people sit and move their feet.

~~Be prepared with the proper tools to clean up accidents quickly and that you know the right way to spot clean. Otherwise, you may cause more harm than good to your carpet.

~~Place mats at the entrances of your home's carpet areas - this can help absorb moisture and help prevent soiling.


~~Have your carpet cleaned regularly. Spring is a great time to plan for a professional cleaning. We recommend a hot water extraction method or "steam cleaning." The manufacturer warranty that comes with your carpet requires that it be cleaned by a certified professional. Most carpet manufacturers stipulate a specific schedule for this in order to keep your warranty valid.

Keep Hardwoods Beautiful
Typically, sweeping and vacuuming can be enough to refresh your hardwood floors. However, when it comes to spills and stains, you may need to use an only slightly damp mop.
 

Here are some other helpful cleaning tips to keep your hardwood floors looking great for longer:
~~Wipe up wet spills and tracked-in dirt should be wiped away immediately.

~~Sweep, dust, or vacuum using a hard floor attachment at least once a week. If you use a vacuum cleaner, be sure to either use the hard surface attachment or turn off the beater bar.

~~Use a cleaner made for hardwood flooring, such as Bona, to help clean more stubborn soil.

~~Add protective pads to furniture legs.

~~Don't use buffing machines as they can damage hardwood floors.

~~Never use a steam mop on wood floors. The high temperature of the steam will damage the wood.

~~Refer to the manufacturer's instructions for optimal cleaning tips.

~~For sticky substances, harden the spot with an ice cube and lightly rub with a dull plastic scraper. Do not apply too much pressure as this could damage or scrape the floor's finish.

 
Long Lasting Laminate
Laminate pairs the beauty of natural wood with easier maintenance. However, it requires proper regular maintenance not only during spring cleaning, but throughout the year as well.
 
When cleaning for spring, keep these simple tips in mind:
~~Only use soap-free cleaners.

~~Remove loose dirt with a dust mop or a gentle vacuum without a beater bar.

~~Wipe up any spills immediately.

~~Use a quality laminate floor cleaner.

~~Do not use excessive water, as it could cause buckling or separation.


~~Never wax, polish, or use buffing machines.

~~Don't use steam mops. The high temperatures can cause damage to laminate.

~~Always refer to the manufacturer's instructions.

You can get years of beautiful performance from your laminate floor with a little preparation and understanding of proper cleaning methods.
 

Durable Tile
Ceramic and Porcelain are beautiful, durable and easy to clean, but daily maintenance is needed to keep your floors looking great.
 
When beginning your spring cleaning, here are some simple instructions to help you care for your tile floor:

~~Always sweep or vacuum first to get up loose dirt and grit, then:

~~Clean with a damp mop to avoid buildup of mold, mildew, and grime.

~~Dry tile thoroughly with a clean towel or cloth.

~~Never use detergent or soap-they can dull the tile's surface.

~~Place mats at doorways to help trap soil and other substances.

~~Avoid steam mops. High temperatures can cause damage to grout.

~~Read the manufacturer's instructions before cleaning.

Versatile Vinyl
Vinyl is an up and comer in the flooring world. The product known as LVP, or Luxury Vinyl Plank, is great looking and most are waterproof. It is laid in planks like wood, or occasionally in tiles like porcelain or ceramic.
 

Pointers for keeping it clean are similar to other hard surfaces: 
~~Sweep or vacuum frequently to get rid of grit, the worst enemy of all finishes.

~~Use a barely damp mop, with a cleaner made for vinyl.

~~Vinyl will scratch, so use protective pads on furniture legs.

~~Steam mops are not recommended for vinyl floors.

~~Check manufacturers recommendations before using wax or other finishing products on vinyl.

Whether you have carpet, hardwood, laminate, vinyl or tile flooring, it is important to understand how to properly care for your floors.

There are some universal "rules" no matter which floor works best for you. Use doormats outside every exterior door. Keep the grit and dirt swept or vacuumed up.  Heed the manufacturer's instructions regarding regular professional cleaning. For porcelain and tile, use an upgraded grout to prevent mold, mildew, and stains (We STRONGLY recommend Pro Fusion Grout with our tile installations), and the best tip off all- no shoes inside the house!
 
What are you waiting for? Get started with YOUR Spring Cleaning!

Design Tip
Painting your cabinets is a way to totally change the look of your kitchen without breaking the bank. White is the color most often chosen, but also look at shades of blue, green, and black.  Using two different colors for your cabinets is also worth considering, either lighter upper and darker bottom cabinets, or your island a different color than the wall cabinets.


How Much Does It Cost?
Every kitchen is different, but most cabinets can be professionally painted for $3500 to $4500.  Antiquing and glazes add to the cost. If your cabinets are in good shape and the footprint works for you, painting is a great option to update your look.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

What's In Right Now

Here we are deep into 2019 already! We are all hoping that this year will be a kinder, gentler year than 2018. That seems to be the general trend-- calming environments, more natural settings, more ecologically focused choices in decorating and housekeeping, everything is less fussy. We are living greener, both literally and figuratively, using more natural and sustainable woods and fabrics. The colors that will be popular this year also reflect those trends.

Pantone has released two color palettes we will be seeing a lot of in 2019:
The first palette 'Cravings' is inspired by food and is all rich reds, flamingo orange and rich purples, held down at the neutrals end by rich warm browns.

'Classico', as the name implies, is a collection of fundamental and everlasting colors that includes rich teal, grey flannel, rich gold and apricot.

Meanwhile, Night Watch has already been named paint color of the year by a popular US-based paint company. It's a deep, jade-like green that has strong references to nature, which feeds into some of the broader trends around calmness, tech-free spaces and nature.

Houseplants are definitely part of this new calmness. Besides bringing a natural feel to a space, they clear the air, and add a vibrancy, an "aliveness" to an area. With the environment suffering major crisis after major crisis, we're always happy to see new takes on production and décor that are easy on the eye while leaving little to no impact on the planet and its resources.


From leftover materials like marble being recomposed in smart ways to energy-saving appliances, to live plant walls, whatever you bring into your home from now on (if you haven't been doing so already) needs to follow suit and take less and give back to the planet as much as it can.

Karastan is introducing a whole new group of wool carpets this spring.  No other product we sell is as eco-friendly, as self sustaining as wool. Naturally VOC free, soft and stain resistant. We hope to introduce these to you within the next couple of months, and we have plenty of "tried and true" styles available now.


Overall, lines are getting cleaner, more spare. Marie Kondo is telling us to part with anything that doesn't spark joy, and furniture is simpler, easier to live with. We are paring down, and becoming less attached to "things." Look to Nature for guidance this year: symmetry, colors, seasonality.

And now that you have the big picture for 2019, let's talk about some specifics of making your home look its best. Here are a few do's and don'ts:

DO remember to make your foyer special. It is not just a place to shed your jacket, put down the mail, and pet the dog! Your foyer is where you greet guests. It's the first place besides the yard where people will find out something about you, your likes, your personality. It's like an introduction. It doesn't tell everything about you, but gives a glimpse into who you are. Make it tantalizing.  It should make them want to know more about you!


DON'T forget the fifth wall in every room-- the ceiling! Why go with plain old white? Folks are painting the ceiling, wallpapering the ceiling, adding artistic treatments to the ceiling, and faux beams.  Add some personality and character in an unexpected place!

Next: Tidy Up! Doing your "Marie Kondo" ing doesn't mean that you have to get rid of everything-- it means that you get rid of all that excess around the house that just tends to accumulate, and you keep it just because, well, it's always been there.  You will find that you don't miss it, and will actually feel a weight off when it is gone. Perhaps it is something that someone else could be using and enjoying?


But for the things that do make you happy, keep them and put them where you will see them frequently. DO keep your collections together, not scattered around. And do be reasonable about the number of things. You cannot and will not enjoy things that you have to spend days or even hours dusting, or worrying about the grandchildren breaking.

And lastly, DO come in to the store and see what's new! We have gorgeous new LVP from Mohawk SolidTech, and also some beautiful new porcelain tile from Happy Floors.  We'd love for you to see these beautiful new products!

How Much Does It Cost?
We do a lot of staircases in patterned carpet runners, sometimes bound on the sides, sometimes installed "wall-to-wall", depending on how the staircase is constructed.  A decorative runner is an easy way to make a style statement in your foyer. And these carpets are as practical as they are beautiful-they wear extremely well, and the patterns and colors are perfect for hiding dirt and spills.  This Stanton carpet was installed on the staircase of a Powder Springs home recently for a little over $1300. Looks great, doesn't it?

Were You FLOORED By Enhance?
If so, we need a favor. If you are like most of our clients, you did a lot of research before deciding who you were going to purchase from. You probably looked online for reviews of the products you were considering and the stores where you were shopping. We always need more reviews, so to encourage our clients to post a review, we are holding a monthly raffle. We will be giving away a vacuum cleaner-- your choice of either a Roomba robotic or a Bissell upright, both valued over $300!

Please write a review on HouzzGoogleYelpFacebook, or Better Business Bureau. Send us an email once it's posted telling us where you wrote it, and we will enter you in the monthly drawing!
Thank you in advance!