Posts Tagged ‘laminate flooring’

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

No Stilettos Allowed

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Care and Maintenance, Hardwood and Laminate

Yes, sadly, stiletto shoes can damage a laminate floor. But don’t get weepy. There is a way to keep those laminate floors looking beautiful. Step number one is to remember to take off your favorite Manolos at the door.

First things first, dirt is your enemy. Your laminate floors should be swept, dust mopped or vacuumed (no beater bars please) often. Hey, that’s why you had those kids, right?

A light damp mopping is also recommended. Be sure to dry your floors after you mop as excessive water can cause your floor to expand.

The best way to prevent dirt from being tracked across your floors in the first place is to place mats at each entrance to your home. Make sure you shake them out regularly.

Place floor protectors on the bottom of your furniture and for goodness sake, don’t slide furniture across your floors. Carry it!

And here are the list of don’ts:

Don’t flood your floor with water.

Don’t wax or polish your floor.

Don’t try to sand or refinish your floor.

Don’t use abrasive cleaners, scouring pads or steel wool on your floor. Spot cleaning is fine. Just ask your sales representative which products are best. And don’t use mop and shine products either.

One of the great advantages to having a laminate floor is that they don’t fade from sunlight and UV rays like traditional hard word floors. If you find that you have to repair part of your floor in the future, keep in mind that the dye lot may be a bit different. With time and usage that part of the floor will usually blend in.

So please, leave those high heels at the door. Visit us to learn more about laminate flooring.

Grand Illusions – Our Product of the Week

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Hardwood and Laminate

When you think about flooring you probably aren’t thinking about grand illusions. But we are. We are featuring Grand Illusions by Armstrong as our product of the week. But let’s back up a minute here. This hard surface product is laminate. Yes, that’s right – laminate. Why do hard wood floors get all the attention?

Laminate flooring’s popularity has soared in recent years and for good reason. It is incredibly durable, affordable and easy to clean. It’s available in a wide array of styles from rich and traditional to clean and contemporary, including today’s popular “exotic” wood looks inspired by rare wood species from around the world.

This particular product is known and trusted for reliable quality, and an expansive offering of colors and designs to meet your personal style. Laminate floors have exceptional durability as they won’t dent, ding or fade. Laminate floors are scratch resistant so they look newer for longer. They are easy to clean, just a quick damp mop every now and then. They never need sanding, buffing or refinishing. Installation is also easy, even for those of you who have “DIY” husbands.

Look at this example of Grand Illusions Laminate. Can’t you just picture these gorgeous floors in your home?

We want to tell you more about laminate. Please visit our flooring showrooms in Chicago, Bolingbrook, Itasca, Joliet, Lombard, Matteson, Mt. Prospect, Mundelein, Naperville and Woodstock, IL. We’re here to help your ideas become reality.

Differences Between Laminate and Hardwood Flooring

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Hardwood and Laminate

Debating between Laminate and Hardwood Floors? Here are Some Questions to Consider.

Choosing new flooring, but confused about the differences between wood and laminate? Here are a few items to consider as you start your decision process.

Lifestyle: Children and pets don’t function well with wood floors. Spills and scratches can quickly move wood from beautiful to distressed, and maintaining a wood floor requires prompt attention to even a small amount of moisture, as well as an annual application of a wax or polyurethane coating for finish in place applications. A good quality laminate will continue to look new despite family challenges, and can be maintained with a damp mop.

Home Value: In higher-end homes, wood, tile or stone is the flooring of choice. Although resale may not be part of your current plans, because of the long life of flooring, you should always keep resale in mind when making your choices. In family-style neighborhoods, laminates will be a welcome choice for a homebuyer.

Personal Preference: Be sure to visit homes or spaces with both laminate floors and wood floors that have been in place for a good number of years. Wood develops a patina of scratches and dents, as well as some uneven fading, that some like very much and others dislike. A top-quality laminate will continue to look like-new, but some people don’t care for the repeating pattern that is part of even the best laminate floors. See what you prefer.

Once you have addressed these issues, take the time to visit with us. Our sales team is well informed on the newest products, and their advantages and disadvantages. Make a list of questions and concerns, so that your final decision is well-considered and you are happy with the outcome. We are happy to help with any questions you may have!

To learn more about hardwood including how it’s made and an online product catalog, click here. To learn more about laminate, click here.