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Monday, April 30, 2012

Mullican Ol Virginian Oak

This is our "entry level" solid oak wood floor. The color Saddle is the most popular. Ol Virginian has natural character and variation and is available in both 2 1/4" and 3" widths.

Mohawk Berkeley Hickory color Suede

Not everyone wants an oak floor, and hickory is a popular choice due to the color variation and hardness. The 3 ¼" width is our best selling size. Many real estate agents tell us that a home with hardwood floors sells more quickly and for a higher price than a comparable home without wood floors.

Mohawk Brandee Plains Dark Auburn Maple

This hand scraped maple is installed on our showroom floor. It is available in 11 colors and in Oaks, Maples, Hickory, and Walnut. One is sure to be perfect for you!

Bruce Manchester Strip Color Butterscotch

This is a well priced solid oak hardwood floor, available in 2 ¼" and 3 ¼" widths. Butterscotch is an orange-ish color that works with many different colors. Darker than Natural, not as dark as Gunstock, this is a stain color that many of our clients choose.

Mohawk Hyatt Strand Woven Bamboo

Baked Natural is a consistent best seller. Strand woven bamboo is much harder than traditional bamboo, and the variation gives you a one-of-a-kind floor. Bamboo is a very environmentally-friendly flooring option because it grows so quickly.

Mohawk Fairlain Oak Oxford

This is our best selling engineered floor and is available in 3" and 5" widths. Fairlain features Mohawk's exclusive Scotchgard Protector Advanced Repel Technology. This long-lasting protection keeps the floor looking newer for longer and makes it easier to clean

River Ridge

Hand scraped woods are chosen by discerning homeowners that want something different. Pretty and practical-the distressing hides wear, dings, and scratches. The 4 luxurious stain color selections are finished using time honored, hand-applied furniture finish craftsmanship.

Somerset High Gloss Color Collection

This high gloss hardwood floor comes in a variety of colors and widths plus has a 50 year wear warranty! Just sweep or vacuum your wood floor on a regular basis, clean with manufacturer approved cleaner, and your floor will look great for years!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Have I Ruined My Floor?

We recently had a client in the store that had used a product on her laminate floor that had left a residue that she could not get up. Unfortunately we were not optimistic that there was an easy solution for her. There are many products that say "for hardwood floors" that you should NOT use!

Please read the labels carefully before you use a product on your hard surface floors. Words and phrases to watch out for are:
~Polish
~Glo or Glow
~Fills in scratches
~Shine
~Protects from water damage
~Leaves a long-lasting brilliant shine
~Oil soap
~Wax
~Refresher, Rejuvenator
These words and phrases are telling you the product is more than a cleaner. There is some type of wax or dressing in the product which will almost certainly cause problems. Either it will not adhere (will peel or flake off) or there will be an unattractive residue on the surface of the floor. Please only use cleaners made by wood flooring manufacturers like Armstrong, Bona, or Mohawk.

What's New At Enhance, Part 2

We have recently updated our website. We have much more information and helpful links than before. If you have not visited our website recently, please check us out. We hope you like the improvements.
www.enhancefloors.com

Trend Alert

If a kitchen refresh or remodel is on your "to do" list, you know that the cabinets are a major part of the project. The 2012 cabinet trends include:

~free standing, furniture style cabinetry and islands
~open shelving
~distressed, antiqued, and glazed finishes
~darker finishes
~white for painted cabinetry

Popular kitchen colors for 2012 are:
~white and off-white
~beige and bone
~brown
~green
~bronze and terra cotta

Think of these colors as the backdrop of your room. The cabinets and countertops are the stars of the show, and to a lesser degree the appliances and floors.