Does new flooring increase the value of my home?

In short, the answer is “yes.”  Replacing your old flooring before selling will not only improve the look of your home, but will also increase its resale value. 

Realtor.com estimates the return on investment to be 70 to 80% for installing hardwood floors, and suggests that wood floors can boost the sales price of your home as much as 2.5%. 

Another survey shows that 54% of home buyers are willing to pay more for hardwood floors when buying a house, adding more than $2,000 to the average sales price of the home.

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Frank & Tonya’s Update from Old/Crooked Carpet Runners and 70s Red Carpet to Classy Modern Style

“Bryan & Jenise took time with us, no rushing. Bryan helped pick the right color and type of carpet. Jenise was very helpful as well. Tom our installer was very detail oriented and very quick & efficient. Definitely knew what he was doing. Thank you! We would definitely refer others. Customer for life! Thank you! We will be back! Happy New Year!”

– Frank & Tonya, Hershey, PA
12/29/2016

Doris’s Wood Blinds Window Fashions

“Bryan has always been helpful, friendly, and very timely in getting back to me on questions or info on our rug purchase & blinds. Our installer Ed was very efficient, fast, and very concerned about clean-up in the area and gave tips on keeping dust/static off of the blinds. I would highly recommend Elizabethtown Flooring and the whole team.  Jenise has been helpful also – my friends have already seen the great results.”

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Grout Haze Removal Tips

For Cementitious-Based Grout (Laticrete 2500 or 1600 series)

Putty knife and wire brush for the chunks

Use Windex & towels (or Clorox wipes)

For Epoxy or Urethane Grout (CBP FusionPro, Laticrete Plasma, Adura, Duraceramic, Alterna/PurStone, or Bostik QuartzLock 2) or a tough to remove grout haze:

Putty knife and wire brush for the chunks

Use a chemical grout haze remover & follow instructions carefully (such as AquaMix Grout Haze Remover) 

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USE THAT SPOON FOR CARPET STAINS!

spooning up a carpet stain Did you know that a spoon is the tool of choice to start removing a carpet stain?

Well, there’s several other steps but preparation is key so here’s a quick review of carpet care:

Stain Removal Guide

The four-step system of stain removal

Regular carpet care is important if you want to enjoy your carpet for many years to come. Regular vacuum cleaning is recommended at least twice per week during normal wear; this helps ensure rich, radiant colours and prevents loose dirt becoming embedded. If possible, use a brush vacuum cleaner or one with a brush attachment because, with these, even embedded dirt can be removed without trouble. However, if staining should occur please follow the four-step system below.

STEP 1  Remove loose dirt with a vacuum cleaner. Dried-in substances should first be carefully removed with a spoon or the back of a knife, then simply brushed or vacuumed out. If liquid, blot up as much as possible with absorbent white cloth or paper immediately.

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