You won’t want to miss out on this — our tax free sale!
You won’t want to miss out on this — our tax free sale!
Hurry! This sale ends May 31!
Please join us April 2, 2015 from 5:00pm – 8:00 pm at our Woodstock location for free food and drink, ceramic tile installation seminars and representatives that will be able to answer any of your flooring questions!
We will have special offers on April 2nd only — make sure to ask about them!
Hot chocolate is a staple on cold winter nights and holiday parties. Unfortunately, this dark liquid can stain your carpet quickly in the event of a spill. While it looks like it’ll be there forever, chocolate can be removed from carpeting. Just be sure to clean up the spill as soon as you see it to keep it from setting.
Begin by blotting up as much of the spill as you can with an absorbent cloth. Don’t rub the stain; you don’t want to work it further into the carpet, just absorb some of the liquid to help lighten the spill. Keep blotting until the cloth comes away dry.
After blotting the liquid from the spill, use one of the following mixtures. As a note, pretest any solution used on an inconspicuous location first. If a small amount of solution results in color transferring to a white cloth, use a different spot solution.
• Mix one fourth (¼) teaspoon dish detergent with one (1) cup of lukewarm water (don’t use any mixture stronger than this!)
• A non-flammable spot removal solution, such as a dry-cleaning type solvent.
• A mixture of 1 part vinegar to 2 parts warm water.
• Warm water
Dip a soft cloth into one of the above solutions. Use this to carefully blot the area of the spill. Begin on the outer edges of the spill and work towards the center. This will keep it from spreading.
Keep blotting the stain until you get the majority of it up. Rinse the cloth with water and pat the area again to help get any remaining soap out of the fibers.
If none of these solutions work, remember that professional cleaners are a great way to attack stains. Professionals have the equipment and skills to attack spots more aggressively.
Spills happen, particularly during parties. If you happen to notice some hot chocolate on your carpet, don’t panic. Take steps to clean it up as quickly as you can, and you shouldn’t notice any lingering stains to remind you of what once was spilled there. Learn more on removing chocolate stains here!
When two rooms abut one another, it’s common to use different flooring materials in each one, such as a hallway or bedroom or a living room and bathroom. When this occurs, there needs to be a transition between the two different floors. This can help even out differences in height between the two, or merely make a nice looking shift from one type of flooring to the next. There are several different types of thresholds you can use for transitions depending on the area, doorway size, and flooring choices. One of these may suit your purposes.
Marble thresholds make great transitions from bathrooms and other small rooms with tile floors out into the main area of your home. They come in many colors, and are usually between 4 and 6 inches wide. They have a very soft edge that creates a subtle transition between the two floors.
If one of the two floors is made of wood, you can use a matching threshold made of the same wood for a smooth transition between the two rooms. Wood thresholds come in a variety of different widths and lengths, so you can use this in nearly any size doorway.
If one or both of the rooms has a tiled floor, consider developing a tile transition. This is done by the installer who cuts down one of the floor tiles to fit the space. The edges may need to be bullnosed on site if one of the floors is higher than the other for a nicer shift.
Metal Transition Strip
Metal transition strips are an excellent choice for carpets, tile, wood floors, and for very modern homes. These thin transition strips are designed to protect the edges of the two floors from rubbing against one another, so the effect is subtle. The metal strips come in several different widths as well as different metal finishes and powder coats so you can make them as decorative or unobtrusive as you like.
Thresholds are important to make the transition from one floor to the next as simple and clean as possible. To get the best results, it pays to give the same level of attention to your thresholds as you do to your other flooring choices.
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! We are so excited to introduce our newest and most recently improved store.
Our Austin Ave. location is back in action. It’s brand new and remodeled as a carpet only store. Stop in for your new carpet because we have a huge selection to choose from and are specifically catered to talk about your carpet options. The address, contact information, and store hours are given below:
3001 N. Austin Ave.
Chicago, IL 60634
Phone: (773) 863-3700
We can’t wait to see you there! For directions or product information please visit our website here.
Get your home ready for the upcoming holiday celebrations! We are having a great deal going on right now and you don’t want to miss out on this because it’s just in time for the holidays. We are offering our best discounts exclusively to customers like you. Join us and take advantage of these special savings.
You can receive an instant $150 cash back with every $1,000 installed purchase. We have a large variety of in-stock flooring options like bamboo, laminate, carpet, tile, vinyl, stone, glass, ceramic, porcelain, engineered and solid wood flooring. Come visit one of 12 locations to browse and for more information on this great event!
We’ve been proudly serving Chicagoland since 1947 and we want to celebrate! Starting Saturday, October 19th, 2013 to October 28th, we are celebrating 66 years as Chicagoland’s flooring expert with a special Anniversary Sale! For a very limited time, we’re offering our best discounts to customers like you. Join us as we celebrate our 66th Anniversary and take advantage of:
For more sale details and information come visit us! The holidays are a Hurry in while this offer lasts and don’t forget to visit any Century Tile before these incredible offers are gone!
We are having our Customer Appreciation sale for 3 days only, starting Saturday, August 24 until Monday, August 26, 2013! We truly appreciate you and want to show you just how thankful we are. Come out to one of our twelve locations for carpet, hardwood, laminate, natural stone, glass, and so much more. During these three days, you not only get great deals on tons of flooring materials, but you’ll also get cash back! With our instant cash back event, you save even more.
Again, we are so grateful and want to thank you for your business. We hope you take advantage of the event and that we see you this upcoming weekend so we can thank you for everything in person. Visit the location nearest to you!