Posts Tagged ‘floor’

Austin Ave. Location News

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in About Us, Carpet, Century Tile News

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
Fax: (773)237-8257

Store Hours:
M-F. 10:00-7:00
Sat. 9:00-6:00
Sun. 11:00-5:00

We can’t wait to see you there! For directions or product information please visit our website here.

 

Mundelein and Woodstock’s New Carpet Departments

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in About Us, Carpet, Ceramic / Porcelain Tile, Green Flooring, Hardwood and Laminate, Installation, Tile, Uncategorized

Mundelein and Woodstock

Don’t Miss Our Special Offer of….

Free Labor and Free Pad on any carpet purchase this Saturday, Sunday & Monday only! (March 16-18, 2013)

  • Celebrate the Grand Opening of our Carpet Showrooms…with special savings at our Mundelein & Woodstock locations.
  • All offers are good at EVERY Century Tile location.
  • Amazing Savings on Ice White 3″ x 6″ Subway Tile.
  • Great savings on stone, porcelain, laminate, vinyl & bamboo flooring!
  • Save an additional 10% on a wide selection of all close-out Ceramic, Glass and Stone tiles…up to 70% SAVINGS!
  • Also get 10% off on American Olean – Infusion series.
  • 18 month special financing available!
  • Plus – get a $50 bonus savings certificate when you purchase $1,200 or more. Limit one coupon per customer.Don’t delay – these offers are only good for this Saturday, Sunday & Monday (3/16 – 3/18) at all of our 12 Century Tile locations!* * See store for complete details or visit our website.

Grand Opening: Our New Carpet Department

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in About Us, Carpet, Ceramic / Porcelain Tile, Events, Hardwood and Laminate, Installation, Sales and Promotions, Tile, Vinyl

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Come join us while we celebrate the grand opening of our NEW Carpet Department for our Mt. Prospect and Joilet locations!  This is an exclusive limited time only event so you don’t want to miss out!  It’s going on starting Saturday, March 9, 2013 until Monday, March 11, 2013.

Special Offers Include:

  • Save up to 70% off Porcelain, Ceramic, Stone, Glass, Engineered Wood, Laminate, and Vinyl Flooring.
  • 18 month special financing available.
  • Bonus Savings Certificate: You can take an additional $50 off your flooring purchase when you schedule a free pre-measure today.
  • Free labor and free carpet pad on every carpet purchase.
  • And so much more!

For more information and details, please visit our website here.

Our Mt. Prospect Location:

  • 915 E. Rand Rd. (At the intersection of Rand and E. Central Rds.)
  •  Store Hours: Sat. 8:00-6:00 Sun. 11:00-5:00 M-F 7:00-9:00
  • Contact Us: 847-392-4700

Our Joilet Location:

  • 1395 N. Larkin Ave.
  • Store Hours: Sat. 9:00-6:00 Sun. 11:00-5:00 M-F 8:00-9:00
  • Contact Us: 815-553-1800

Itasca’s New Carpet Department Grand Opening!

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in About Us, Carpet, Ceramic / Porcelain Tile, Hardwood and Laminate, Sales and Promotions, Tile

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4 Days Only at our Itasca location!

The Details:

  • Screen Shot 2013-02-20 at 10.34.43 AMSale starts Friday, February 22, 2013 and ends Monday, February 25, 2013
  • It’s only going on at our Itasca location, which is at 1220 Norwood Avenue. Itasca, IL 60143
  • You  can get up to 18 months special financing!
  • Get a free carpet pad and labor on every carpet purchase you make
  • Materials offered: Porcelain, Ceramic, Stone, Glass, Wood, Laminate, AND Vinyl Flooring

Hurry now before the sale ends! If you have any questions or want more information give us a  call at 630-250-800 or visit our website here.

 

 

 

 

Design Detail: Kitchen Kick Plate

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating, Kitchen and Bath

10871464_SKick plates are one of those overlooked design elements that you don’t really notice until you think about them. Set between the cabinets and the floor, the kick plate is the transitional piece of molding that covers the gap between the bottom of the cabinets and the floor. Because most floors are not even, but counters and cabinets should be, shims are used to level the cabinets. To hide the shims, kick plates are used to give the cabinets a finished look.

Kick plates are most often matched to the cabinet fronts. Sometimes you will see kick plates that continue the stone or wood floor, making them blend in more with the flooring. Keeping the kick plates the same color and material as the cabinets makes them blend in more and grounds the cabinets. Having a lighter kick plate can give the illusion that the cabinets are floating.  Deciding on the kick plate color and material should be done at the time the cabinets are ordered. Most non-custom cabinetry comes with a matching kick plate.

In the kitchen picture here, the kick plate is a great combination to match the lighter cabinets and the grey flooring.  The shadow from the cabinets helps blend the kick plate into the cabinets, as well as the floor. This look works because the cabinets and kitchen design is more contemporary. In a more traditional kitchen more likely than not the kick plate would be the same color and wood as the cabinets.

Some kitchens even have vacuums set into the kick plate. This is a nice feature for sweeping the floors as no dust pan is needed. Just sweep the dust and dirt towards the vacuum panel and it will be sucked away.

Century Tile – Pete The Pro

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in About Us, Ceramic / Porcelain Tile, Pete the Pro, Product Education

Some of you like to do home improvements on your own, or at least you want to understand the process of laying tile, preparing a sub floor, knowing what tools are needed and which adhesive works best. But who has time to spend hours on-line or at your nearby hardware store trying desperately to find someone who may know a little something?

Fear not, Century Tile has “Pete the Pro”. Pete Lettecci, also known as “Pete the Pro” has installed ceramic tile for over 30 years. Since 1995 he has shared his knowledge and experience training Century’s staff and conducting 240 customer installation-training seminars. In his free time Pete responds to customer inquiries and tests potential new tools, setting materials and products.

Even if you don’t have time to check out one of Pete’s seminars, and they are quite useful, Pete has a series of videos on our website. He also has a list of commonly asked questions with very detailed answers. If you have a question that is not listed, you can post it and Pete will respond. How cool is that? A pro at your fingertips.

Pete teaches several workshops a week at each of our locations. He teaches classes at 7pm during the week and at 11am on Saturdays.

Please come and meet “Pete the Pro” or post your question on line. We want to help you make your ceramic tile project as easy as possible.

Baseboard Thoughts

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating

In most situations people don’t pay attention to their baseboards beyond wiping them down a few times a year. However if you’re changing the look of your home, you may want to determine whether your baseboards should be replaced.

If you want your contemporary home to take on a more old-style look, molding is one way to add architectural character without spending a lot of money. Crown molding, window and door frames and baseboards can be replaced in just a few days. The molding in this photo is common in older homes. It is about twice the height of newer baseboards and has more character along the top.

Painted molding such as this will work with virtually any floor, even wood as you can see from the photo. It’s more important that your molding is consistent throughout the house than that it matches your floors. White painted molding – generally in a glossier finish than the wall paint – has a classic look that sets off a traditional decorating style.

In modern homes, baseboards are better when they’re simpler and less noticeable. Often homes with tile floors will have baseboards actually created from the tile cut into three or four inch strips. That way the baseboard has a natural connection to the look of the floor and doesn’t demand attention. This style works well with the clean lines of modern furniture.

What look do you want your home to have? As you plan, consider details such as baseboards to ensure that your rooms are design-consistent throughout your home.

Pick Rug for Comfort

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Area Rugs

Do your children love to spend time on the family-room floor, whether watching TV, playing games or just talking together? Are you a floor-sitter yourself? If so, it may be time to look at flooring for comfort as much as style.

Choosing an area rug with comfort in mind may seem unusual, but it can make a real difference for you and your family. A family room is really all about having everyone enjoy the space, and with a few simple decisions you can add to everyone’s pleasure.

To start, shop the rug’s pad. Look for one that is suitable to the flooring you have in your family room. Every type of flooring does better with a rug pad designed for it. Select the best quality pad you can afford; a comfortable rug starts with the pad.

Next, feel as well as look at any rugs you are considering. You may even want to bring a child along to stretch out on possible rug choices and give you a thumb up or down. Other issues such as allergies to wool may affect your choice of materials. A rug such as the one shown is very cozy thanks to the long thick yarn. However, even low-nap rugs can be comfortable if they are well constructed.

Once you’ve found the perfect rug, shop for a few large floor pillows to add even more comfort. Then stretch out on the floor with your family and enjoy yourself.

Romantic Bedroom

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating

Warm and inviting, this room immediately creates a romantic mood. The flowers, the antique linens and painted furniture combine with the art and accessories to take you to another part of the world and even another time.

Whether for your bedroom or a guest room, the simple handmade feel of this room makes for a unique and even exotic space. What can you do to create this type of mood in your own home?

Start with the floor. The terra cotta color of the textured tile is reminiscent of old unglazed flooring common in Latin America. It sets the stage for a simple yet dramatic space. This room has a small area rug by the bed, but a larger rug or two in soft tones would work well, adding warmth and a sense of softness.

The bed is beautiful, clearly hand carved and painted. While it would be difficult and expensive to find or reproduce, any four-poster adds this sense of old world style. Finding a used bed frame and painting it would bring you close to the same look.

The linens are also unique, but comparable options are available in some linen stores. Antique and thrift shops can also carry this sort of thing. Don’t limit your search to bed linens. Both the canopy and bed cover could be created with handcrafted tablecloths.

This room’s architecture has plenty of personality. If your room is more standard, consider paint and art to add character. This may be the space to show off accessories acquired on your travels. With a little effort and thought, you can turn a typical bedroom into something more exotic and unique.