Archive for April, 2012

Century Tile and Kitchen Crashers

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Have you ever watched Kitchen Crashers? This show helps do-it-yourselfers create brand-new kitchens for free. DIY Network’s Kitchen Crashers lurks in stores across America looking for the perfect weekend warriors who could definitely use some help with their kitchen. Once they find their target, their team follows the surprised shoppers home and completely transforms their dull kitchen into an eye-popping showstopper.

In the episode that aired Tuesday, Alison, the host of the show, “crashes” the Lincolnwood Fire Department, giving them a complete kitchen remodel including bright red counter tops and subway tile back splash with a red grout accent, three new stainless refrigerators and a coffee bar. Their massive dining table is refinished with high gloss paint accents and a fire hydrant base. To top it off, she burns their old, worn-out recliners in their break room area to replace them with black leather models arranged in theatre seating and customized with their department logo.

The episode will air several more times. Click here to tune in.

Century Tile Celebrates 65 Years As A Chicago Retailer

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Century tile this year celebrates the 65th anniversary of its founding.  The company was founded in 1947 as Century Supply Company by high school friends Frank Parks Sr.and Paul Spiewak.  The partners placed ads in the local newspaper of their Chicago neighborhood.  They went to customers’ homes, measured, sold and delivered the tile, giving instructions on how to install it.  When they first started, they had little more than $7 between them.  But with those ads placed in the local newspaper the late ‘40s, the high school friends began a business which last year grossed more than $33 million.


From their beginnings selling through the newspaper, Century grew enough to open their first store on Austin Ave.  At the time, it was 1,500 square feet and carried plastic wall tile and asphalt floor tile.


65 years later, Century Tile has grown into Chicagoland’s premier tile retailer with 12 area locations.  The company is still a family operation, being managed by the second generation of the original partners’ families.  Century Tile’s business is divided equally between professional contractors and homeowners.  The company’s product line features the Midwest’s largesr selection of more than 10,000 styles and colors of flooring, including ceramic, porcelain, vinyl, stone, carpet tile; sheet vinyl, broadloom carpeting, area rugs, hardwood, laminate, ceramic wall tile, glass mosaics, accessories and setting materials.


Century is a leader in style and design with an established reputation for providing good customer service and value prices. The company offers frequent seminars for homeowners who are interested in laying their own flooring; or Century can have your flooring installed while providing a warranty and offering financing for the entire project.


Century Tile’s 9 stores are located in Lombard, Itasca, Mt Prospect, Woodstock, Blomingdale, Mundelein, and in Chicago at 5719 W. Diversey, 3001 N. Austin and 8181 S. Cicero.  Visit their website for additional details.


Is Your Child Messy?

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Do you swear that you have the messiest kid? Is your child’s room a complete disaster? What do you dig out from under the bed and in the closet? Do you know what is inside of your child’s dresser drawers?

Well, today instead of reprimanding your child about their messy room – celebrate it! Mohawk and Century Tile are excited to announce the official launch of the Messiest Kid Contest!

We’re asking moms across the country to submit a video or photo of their little “mess makers” to the Mohawk Facebook page to win some big-ticket prizes.

Mohawk’s Messiest Kid Contest officially began April 1st. Check out their Facebook page to see how your child’s room compares.

This is the one time you actually want your child to be messy, as over the next three months Mohawk will select one Messiest Kid entry as a monthly winner. The winning contestant will receive a 9’ X 12’ bound SmartStrand carpet as well as a $100 Toys ‘R Us gift card.

If you don’t know about SmartStrand carpet, you should check out the messy kid SmartStrand challenge that aired recently on The Better Show, a women’s lifestyle and entertainment program. You will cringe as children make ice cream sundaes, spilling chocolate syrup, ice cream and more on a SmartStrand carpet. Then you will cheer as the big mess is cleaned up easily with just water. You have to see it to believe it! Click here to view segment.

So not only could you score a new carpet but you can also win a bigger prize. From July 1 -15, Mohawk will hold a Facebook vote-off between the three monthly winners to determine which messy kid deserves the grand prize – a 4 night / 5 day trip for four to Disney World OR a room makeover of their choice.

For more details about the contest please visit the Mohawk Facebook page. Bring on the mess!


Design Challenged? We Have Your Back

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Need to upgrade some things in your home? Getting some money back from Uncle Sam? Are you decorating challenged? Did you know that Century Tile has an entire section of our website dedicated to design resources?

It’s true. Click here and you’ll discover how easy it is to pick new flooring, tile or carpet. Use our virtual room designer to upload a photo of a room in your home. It’s so simple. Just take a digital picture of your own room, upload it, and within 48 hours you will be able to see how different floor coverings and paint colors can make your room look new again.

Take our lifestyle quiz and learn what types of products would work well in your home. Use our notes function to keep detailed notes about your project from design ideas and product specifications to questions you want to remember to ask us!

Take advantage of “Ask the Designer” – our designer can help you find the right design solution for your home improvement projects. Go to the Designers Corner to learn about decorating styles and design perspectives.

Explore our beautiful gallery of floors. Get to know every detail about hardwood, ceramic or carpet.

And finally, come and meet Pete the Pro. Pete Lettecci aka “Pete the Pro” has installed ceramic tile for over 30 years. Since 1995 he has shared his knowledge and experience training our staff and conducting 240 customer installation-training seminars each year. We have videos from Pete the Pro on the website as well as a section where you can ask him questions directly. We would love to help!


Colors of Spring Sale

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Spring is here and you know what that means – it’s the Colors of Spring sale at Century Tile.

Mohawk hardwood flooring, dal tile stone, glass and ceramic and Smartstrand carpet by DuPont are all discounted. If you missed the Good Buy to winter sale it’s not too late to still update your home and save money.

If you have been thinking of installing new carpeting in your children’s rooms, play room, or basement think about Mohawk Sorona Smartstrand Carpet. This carpet is stain resistant, super soft to the touch and it has built in protection that will never wear or wash out.

If you have been wanting to update your kitchen or bath by adding a tile back splash or a new tile design in your shower, dal tiles in glass, ceramic and stone are 10% off.

And, if part of your home improvement wish list includes adding hardwood floors then you are also in luck. Select hardwood Mohawk flooring in a variety of widths and colors are up to 20% off.

Family owned and operated since 1947, Century Tile has 12 locations throughout the Chicago area. Century carries the Midwest’s largest in-stock selection with over 10,000 styles and colors of flooring. Our size and buying power allows us to offer you the best selection of products at the lowest price and best value. And if that isn’t enough we also offer design resources and classes by Pete the Pro!

Come down to the store and see how you can add value to your home and save money in the process.