How to Decorate with Patterned Floors

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Decorating with patterns can be a little tricky, especially if the designs are on your floors. For a stylish and dramatic look, homeowners opt for pattern floors to captivate their guests’ attention and add appeal to the overall design. If you are looking to introduce this type of flooring in your own home, you will definitely want to keep reading!

How to Decorate with Patterned Floors:

Stone + Slate Patterns.

Choosing stone or slate flooring can help add elegance to space. Typically, homeowners use tiles to create a unique pattern, but the natural color within the stone/slate helps to balance out the visual interest of the pattern. If you decide to work a pattern design into your room, you can place the tile in one of the design options below:

  • Basketweave
  • Herringbone
  • Staggered Brick

Hardwood + Engineered Hardwood + Laminate + Luxury Vinyl. 

Hardwood floors and wood-like floors have always been a classic choice for homeowners. But if you are looking to spice up this traditional design, we have three recommendations:

  • Reclaimed Wood: This type of wood style uses a mixture of different wood species within the same design to create an antique-type look. We love this mixture to compliment dark neutrals within a room.
  • Different Sized Planks: Changing up the width of your planks can be another design idea for hardwood and wood-like floors. You mix in different widths to create an alluring visual.
  • Variety of Color: You can create a more custom look than the reclaimed wood by featuring two or more different wood colors within the same space. This can create clean lines and elegance within a room.

Tile.

You may be surprised to hear that checkerboard floors are back in style. This retro, diner look creates a unique twist on the traditional kitchen. If checkerboard style is not for you, there are also an array of different designs for homeowners to use including:

  • Diagonal
  • Herringbone
  • Basket-Woven
  • Windmill
  • Hopscotch
  • Cobblestone

Now that you have heard of the different styles of patterns for floors, you can begin your next flooring project! We would love to help you along the way. Stop by one of our showrooms to talk with one of our sales associates about your ideas.

We look forward to the opportunity to work with you!

Holiday Savings at Century Tile

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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!

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Grand Opening: Our New Carpet Department

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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

Reader Question: Vinyl Maintenance

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Reader Question: “I just hosted my family’s Thanksgiving dinner and my vinyl floor is a mess from all of the spills and traffic.  What cleaning answers do you have?”

Answer: First off, make sure you take a look at the manufacturer’s cleaning suggestions in your manual.

You can sweep or use a vacuum to get all of the excess dirt up from the floor, but be sure to use one without a beater bar; the beater bar may scratch the floor.  To deep clean the floor, mop it with clean warm water, rinse it thoroughly with fresh water.  Again, if you need to use a cleaning solution, please refer to the products recommended by the manufacturer.

If you cannot seem to locate the manufacturer’s recommendations, use one tablespoon of liquid dish washing detergent to one quart of water.  Be sure to rinse with clean water to avoid a film buildup.

Using walk-off mats or rugs at every entry will help prevent dirt from being tracked into the home for your future entertaining events.  Remember to shake them out every once in a while!

If you would like more, in depth information on maintaining your vinyl floors, please visit our website here.

Century Tile Sale!

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Renovating, remodeling, and improving your home can be great ways to give it a makeover, gain extra space, or otherwise make it possible for you to stay in one place longer.

Certain projects add more resale value than others. Here are some that generally have the best financial impact.

  • Kitchens. People like to see modern conveniences and styles in the kitchen. Especially in older homes, kitchen improvements tend to add value. Read the real estate ads sometime — you’re sure to notice how many mention the updated kitchen features.
  • Bathrooms. Second to kitchen remodels are bathroom remodels. Again, modernizing older styles or appliances usually results in good return.
  • Outdoor improvements. Your house makes a first impression quickly, so sprucing up its outdoor appearance is a smart investment. This includes siding (fiber cement tends to cost the most, but has the best return) and landscaping, particularly in the front yard.

This is the time to make those home improvements that you have been talking about doing, putting off, and procrastinating about.  This is why – Century Tile is celebrating 65 years and is happy to announce their summer sale on large quantities of discontinued and special purchase material. The sale lasts now until August 5, 2012.

What’s on sale? Vinyl tile, laminate, ceramic tile, glass tile, area rugs, vinyl plank, hardwood flooring and natural travertine. Century is offering the lowest prices of the year. With 12 month financing available and super low prices, this is a great opportunity to save money on materials and improve the value of your home. Quality brands like Armstrong, American Olean, Bruce Hardwood, Nafco Permastone, and Mohawk carpet are all included in this event.

Learn how you can save money and make your home more beautiful by visiting any one of our twelve locations. Or visit our website and use some of our design tools to start visualizing what rooms you want to update. Our certified tile specialists are trained to provide you with all the answers you need.

Choosing Vinyl Works

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Question: I grew up with vinyl floors in the kitchen and I want to put vinyl in our new home, but I worry that it won’t look right with the other upscale options I have planned. Can I get my vinyl while making sure my kitchen still looks nice?

Answer: If you take a look at today’s vinyl, you will probably be pleasantly surprised. The designs are much more sophisticated than the vinyl of your childhood. Vinyl floors have grown up too, and you will find lovely options that mimic tile and wood floors beautifully.

Vinyl definitely provides more comfort for your feet. That’s because vinyl has built-in cushioning while tile and stone are very hard surfaces. This can become an issue for some people who prefer the softer option when they’re standing and cooking.

Cleaning convenience is another real advantage to a vinyl floor. Spills are no issue, and this particular design would hide most small spots until you could get to them. The neutral tone and inviting design of this floor would minimize any resale issues.

Another substantial advantage with vinyl is cost per square foot. Compared to tile or stone, vinyl’s price point means that you can choose one of the more expensive options and still probably stay well within your budget. You may even have extra money left to splurge somewhere else in your home.

As you make new home or renovation design choices, it’s important to remember that functionality is just as important as any other decision factor. Go ahead and get your vinyl floor and enjoy cooking on it every day!