CARPET PRICES IN CHICAGO

Unknown-6-150x150.jpegAs I’m sure you’re aware, if you’ve been shopping for carpet in Chicago, there is a lot to choose from. The variances in prices are tremendous. Because there are so many choices, it’s difficult to truly come up with an accurate average cost of carpet per square foot. But we’ll give it a go. READ MORE…..

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CARPET IDEAS

Unknown-5-150x150When it comes to carpet ideas, it’s kind of hard to think outside the traditional box. Normally when we think of carpeting we think of wall to wall flooring. “Back in the day”, wall to wall  was the stuff to have, it signified prosperity and wealth. This was a huge selling point for homeowners. While carpeting is what most people still have in their homes today, there is far more diversity in the styles, fibers, and the way in which we add to our homes. READ MORE…..

OAK HARDWOOD FLOORING: BEAUTIFY YOUR HOME

Unknown1-150x150-1Nothing can enhance the beauty and elegance of a home more than hardwood floors. Oak hardwood flooring imparts a classic elegance to your home with a beautiful, natural looking appeal that cannot be duplicated with other types of flooring.

Oak is by far the most popular species of wood used in hardwood floors. This is because it is very hard, and it resists wear. With reasonable care, it will last a lifetime, or longer.  There are some different types and widths of oak that you can use. Oak hardwood flooring  can provide you with a red oak that is coarse-grained, and they also have white oak, that is a bit gray or has a light brown color.  You can buy oak hardwood flooring in engineered wood flooring or just solid hardwood . READ MORE…….

COUNTERTOPS – IS OUR GRANITE COUNTERTOP LOVE AFFAIR OVER?

Unknown-4-150x150If you are one of the millions of people addicted to the HGTV show “House Hunters” you probably know by now that everyone has their wish lists. It usually includes 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3 bathrooms, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. The countertops are a main sticking point.  If it isn’t granite, they don’t even want to see it.  But is our love affair with granite starting to fade?  Granite is still the number one choice for kitchen countertops because of its durability and ease of use, but it seems the mystique is what’s fading.  Granite is everywhere and if a home on the market doesn’t have it, well, it just doesn’t sell.  It’s no longer elite or special it’s just common and expected. READ MORE…..

CARPET PRICES – WHY SHOPPING LOCAL CAN BE THE BEST VALUE

Unknown-3-150x150.jpegShopping for carpet has become an overwhelming experience for most homeowners.  There are so many choices of style and color, it’s hard to know where to start.  Even more alarming are the carpet prices.  When you go shopping for flooring you can experience a harsh form of sticker shock to the point that the lovely green shag carpeting throughout your house doesn’t seem too bad anymore.  But the reality is carpet does need to be replaced after years of wear and tear.  And as more homeowners are choosing to renovate their homes, the price of carpet becomes a driving force on their choice. READ MORE…..

A COMPARISON OF CARPETS: NYLON VS POLYESTER CARPET

Unknown-2-150x150.jpegSynthetic fibers like nylon and polyester carpet make up the majority manufactured in the United States. There isn’t one clear choice as to which is a better carpet or which one is not. Each has specific attributes that may or may not be an advantage for you. So essentially, it’s a comparison between them to see what is available that will fit your budget best while fulfilling your needs. READ MORE…..

CARPET STORE REVIEWS – THE GOOD, THE BAD AND HOW TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE

Unknown-1-150x150.jpegEvery day there seems to be another website or “App” that is designed to make our lives easier and less complicated.  And it’s working!! Businesses, like Carpet Stores, can now use their website to reach a wider customer base than ever before.  More importantly, customers now have a voice that can reach a wider audience too.  The most popular and effective form of advertising used to be simply “word of mouth”.  If you had a good experience with your Carpet Store, you told a couple of friends.  If you had a bad experience, you told more friends! READ MORE…..