CERAMIC TILES

Unknown-21-150x150Ceramic tiles are a great choice for interior design. Even with contractor installation,  ceramic tiles  are an affordable option for bathrooms, showers, kitchens, sink backsplash areas, or even for an outdoor porch (provided you have a frost-proof or freeze/thaw stable glass tile.)  With affordable tiles and a wide range of color choices and glazes, ceramic tiles are a flexible-use flooring product that can be used for walls, such as in a shower, as well as for decorative accents. READ MORE……

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HARDWOOD FLOORING SPECIALTIES

carpet-inlay-to-wood-150x150Hardwood flooring in a home is warm and inviting in and of itself. Some of the older historic homes have beautiful wood inlays and wooden medallions throughout the home. This is a trend we are seeing more and more as a hardwood flooring specialty.

Some hardwood, tile and carpet flooring specialist are even mixing the materials to create absolutely beautiful designs. While this is not an inexpensive endeavor, it doesn’t have to blow your whole flooring budget either. READ MORE….

POLYESTER CARPET -COULD THE CLEANING BE EASIER

Unknown-11-150x150Of all the fibers you can choose for your home or office, polyester carpet is perhaps the easiest to clean. In fact, this is among the top reasons individuals choose polyester fiber carpet. Two other reasons that people choose polyester carpeting is because it’s inexpensive and fade resistant.

It’s important to remember when you’re cleaning the polyester rug or carpet that heat can cause damage to the fiber. Actually when exposed to extreme heat it will actually melt, and there is no repair for that kind of damage.

Here are a few tips for polyester carpet cleaning: READ MORE…..

CARPET TILES MIGHT NOT BE EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT

Unknown-1-150x150In Chicagoflooring options are limitless. Carpet flooring is a huge part of the selection. It’s warm and relatively easy to clean, but it’s often not a cheap product. Carpet tiles are an inexpensive option for some flooring needs.

Carpet tiles back in the day were considered to be the height of fashion and practicality. For the DIY crowd peel and stick carpet tiles were the “be all end all” flooring solution. Carpet tiles obviously have their advantage, obviously, because they are still available today. But they also have their disadvantage, that’s why not everybody has residential carpet tile flooring. READ MORE…..

CERAMIC OR PORCELAIN: WHICH DO I WANT TO USE

crossvile-porcelain-150x150Your tile decisions are largely based on three factors: what your budget is, where you’re installing the material, and lastly what your personal preference is. To get the most for your money, you don’t want to choose ceramic tile that will perform poorly where you plan to use it, when you should be using porcelain tile. Some materials lend themselves to being placed in damper areas than others. It’s also best to consult a professional flooring company and let them help you choose. READ MORE…..