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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

An Easy Way To Add Color To A Room


is flowers. Add flowers to any room and you’ll notice an immediate difference. Flowers add life in a way that nothing else can. They’re also a great way to experiment with color to figure out which one looks best before you commit to something larger and more long lasting.

When Does It Go On Sale


February and March are the months that cameras and camcorders are historically at their lowest prices of the year. Televisions are also on sale in the spring. (Maybe because everybody is outside and not thinking about TV?)

Did You Know

that Enhance Floors & More is open on Sunday afternoons? For those of you who find that the weekend is the only time available for shopping, don’t forget that our showroom and Design Consultant are available to you from 12 until 5 pm on Sundays.

A Great Idea to Update Your Home That Will Cost You Less Than A House Payment

Revive your old cabinets with a fresh coat of paint, faux finish, glaze, or refinish with new stain and polyurethane. Enhance Floors & More can give your cabinets a new life with these easy updates that cost substantially less than new cabinets. Call or stop by our showroom today to find out how we can help you give your kitchen (or bathroom) cabinets a brand new look.

How Much Does It Cost

Our customers sometimes tell us that they put off various home improvement projects because they thought the price was going to be so much more expensive than it turned out to be. These are not everyday purchases and many times you have no idea if something will cost $200, $2000, or $10,000! We thought it might be helpful to share some recent typical installations with you. We think you will find that many projects are surprisingly affordable.

Many of our clients take advantage of school breaks to refinish their hardwood floors while the family is out of town. Sanding your hardwoods is certainly an inconvenient process, but that is the value of wood: for far less than a new floor would cost, you can totally refinish the floors for a brand new look. Yes, the furniture will need to be moved totally out of the rooms, there will be a little dust, and there will be certain times that you cannot walk on the floors at all. But these customers say it was well worth it.

What does it cost? A few typical jobs from our 2010 files:
--a home in Marietta with wood floors in the kitchen and breakfast room, hall, foyer and bath, 600 sq ft, cost a little over $1500 to refinish, including moving furniture and the refrigerator, and new shoemold. A similar layout in Cumming was 696 square feet and cost $2000 to refinish the foyer, halls, closets, kitchen, pantry, breakfast area and half bath. These prices include three coats of polyurethane and the use of our Dust Containment System, which helps greatly with the dust.
--a larger job in Alpharetta involved the kitchen, breakfast area, sitting area, pantry, closets, hall, foyer, bath and dining room. The $2500 price tag included new shoemold and moving the furniture and refrigerator. The square footage was 1064.
--$2900 was the cost to refinish these areas (1210 square feet) in a Marietta home: foyer, living room, dining room, hall, half bath, closets, kitchen, breakfast area and family room.
--The kitchen, utility room, bath, family room, dining room, foyer, bedroom, vanity area, and closet (1450 square feet) of a large home in Powder Springs were $2700 to refinish.

If you are thinking about having your wood floors sanded, stained, and polyurethaned during the upcoming Spring Break week, we encourage you to get on our schedule now.

Our Clients Are Telling Us

Heather in Marietta is enjoying her new soft carpet very much. She says it is beautiful. Greg, also in Marietta, says his new bamboo floor is beautiful and exactly what he wanted. He added that our installer was spectacular. And John and Margie in Lilburn tell us their new oak floor installation was outstanding and our installer was great and very courteous. Thank you, everyone. We appreciate your business!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wallpaer -- It's Back!


Trend forecast indicate that wallpaper is "in" again. Expect to see entire rooms covered in bold, beautiful designs as well as softly textured papers. Check out Shelter Pop to see what will be hot for walls over the next year.

Limited Time Offer


Don’t miss out on our lowest prices of the year during Enhance Floors & More’s “New Year ~ New Look” sale AND take advantage of One Year Interest Free Financing on any purchase over $2000! You can get the new floor you’ve been dreaming about (or new granite countertops or a bathroom or kitchen makeover) and take until 2012 to pay off your purchase.

Hurry—the 12 month no interest financing offer absolutely ends February 15.
(Subject to credit approval, 3% monthly minimum payment required)

Is Hardwood Flooring Environmentally Friendly?


Yes, if it has the seal of approval from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Like the “organically grown” sticker on produce, forest certification is a means of notifying consumers that certain wood planks come from forests harvested in a sustainable manner. Consumer demand for certification creates a powerful incentive for retailers and manufacturers to seek out environmentally friendly wood suppliers. This in turn prompts forest managers to adopt ecologically sound certified practices and to move away from destructive techniques like large-scale clearcutting. To ensure the flooring you are considering is certified, look for the FSC seal of approval. The FSC is an independent, international nonprofit organization whose membership is comprised of more than 500 environmental groups and forestry professionals. If the product you are not buying is not clearly marked (this is possible on older flooring samples), you can visit the FSC website to be sure.

By the way, the manufacturers that you will find at Enhance Floors & More: Mohawk, Mullican, Armstrong, and Somerset, are all FSC certified.

Things You Will Be Paying More For Soon

As per WalletPop, buyers who are holding onto their money waiting for lower prices, may want to start spending now. The
U.S. Bureau of Statistics’ Consumer Price Index shows prices are on the rise and they are going to continue to climb

Here are several things you may want to buy now. The prices of these items are going up and soon will be costing you plenty more:
~Coffee
~Cotton
~Health insurance
~Bacon
~Gold
~Utility bills
~Airline tickets

Add carpet and vinyl. The major vinyl manufacturers have announced price increases effective March 1, and new carpet has already gone up this year. There increases are based on higher petroleum and chemical costs, and we all know what gas prices are predicted to do over the coming months. If you are thinking about new carpet for your home, now is truly the time to buy.

How Much Does A New Kitchen Floor Cost?

Our customers sometimes tell us that they put off various home improvement projects because they thought the price was going to be so much more expensive than it turned out to be. These are not everyday purchases and many times you have no idea if something will cost $200, $2000, or $10,000! We thought it might be helpful to share some recent typical installations with you. We think you will find that many projects are surprisingly affordable.


We recently installed medium quality vinyl flooring in a small (168 square feet) kitchen and breakfast area for a little over $700. A “good” quality vinyl in a much larger (507 square feet) kitchen, breakfast area, hall, laundry room, and bath was only $1300.


¾” solid prefinished hardwood floors were installed in a small kitchen for $1300. An Armstrong laminate tile was installed in a 275 square foot kitchen for $2100.

Porcelain tile was installed in an average sized kitchen for $2400 and ceramic tile in another kitchen in a much bigger space that included the dining room for $2700.

As you can see, there are a wide variety of flooring choices for kitchens, and you do not have to spend thousands of dollars on a beautiful new floor for your kitchen. Discuss your project with an Enhance Floors Design Consultant and make a small investment in your home that you will enjoy for many, many years.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Our Clients Are Telling Us

Sue in Marietta tells us her new handscraped hickory floor is beautiful and that our installers were great. She added that the outcome was even better than she expected. Ernest in Smyrna is very happy with his new carpet and said our installer was great. Robert in Kennesaw says his salesman was excellent and his installer was fantastic. He will recommend Enhance Floors to everyone. Thank you for the great feedback, everyone.