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Century Tile Sale!

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Carpet, Century Tile News, Ceramic / Porcelain Tile, Hardwood and Laminate, Sales and Promotions, Tile, Uncategorized, Vinyl, Website Tools

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.

Flooring Favorites: Armstrong Global Exotics

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Hardwood and Laminate

The Global Exotics hardwood collection from Armstrong is a gorgeous collection of exotic woods from around the world. Ranging from the soft, subtle grain of the Cumaru to the rosewood like Sapele African Mahogany, these wood have an elegant look. These premium hardwoods have impressive hardness and durability that will add to the value of your home with their quality. The collection includes seven species, so there is one that will surely fit into your new build project or existing home décor.

The seven hardwoods in the collection are: Brazilian Cherry, Tigerwood, Timborana, Santos Mahogany, Amendion, Sapele African Mahogany, Lapacho and Cumaru.

Brazilian Cherry, in natural, has a warm golden red color and subtle grain for a sophisticated feeling.

Tigerwood, in natural, has a sporadic dark grain that gives the feeling of tiger stripes. A bolder wood.

Timborana, in natural, is a light color wood. It is warm, but more creamy than golden.

Santos Mahogany, in natural, is a rich, deep red with fine graining. Feels more traditional.

Amendoim, in natural, is a light, subtle grained wood, similar to Timborana.

Sapele African Mahogany recalls rosewood with its rich, dark red with black grain.

Lapacho, in natural, is a blend of warm browns that very from golden to a more reddish tone.

Cumaru, in natural, is a golden hued wood with a subtle grain. More golden than either Amendoim or Timborana.

So if you are choosing a hardwood floor for your living room, dining room, bedroom or hall, think about selecting one of the seven exotic woods from the Armstrong Global Exotics collection. Visit Century Tile’s website to view and choose your new floor today!

Get Your Floors Ready for the Holidays!

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Care and Maintenance, Holidays

afp_E8322_rsShopping, decorating, wrapping presents, baking, you’ve got a million things to do to prepare for the holiday season, don’t forget to add “floor cleaning” to your list. If you’re entertaining over the holidays, you want to make sure your home looks beautiful. Taking care of your floors is one way to do it. Sparkling clean, polished floors will make a great impression on your guests.

For the best results, you should always clean your floors regularly with the proper products. Armstrong floor care products are ideal for regular and heavy duty cleaning for all types of floors. Now, you may be thinking, why should you spend money on Armstrong floor care products? The simple answer is: they work.

In addition –

  • They’ve been tested and proven in the lab and on thousands of residential floors.
  • They’re specially formulated to work on Armstrong floors and other floors.
  • They’re engineered to be environmentally friendly. So you get a great-looking floor without dumping harsh chemicals down your drain.
  • By using the proper cleaning products, you will help protect your flooring investment for years to come.

Let’s get started. Armed with your mop, bucket and cleaning products, follow these tips to get your floors ship-shape for the holidays!

Hardwood & Laminate Floors

Before the entertaining begins in earnest, dry mop or vacuum your floor, then clean your wood floor with Armstrong Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner in the spray bottle. It comes in a ready-to-use, no-rinse formula, and it’s suitable for all gloss level finishes. For highly worn areas of your floor, try Bruce’s Fresh Finish to restore the shine. Finally, before your guests arrive, place runners and area rugs with slip-resistant backings along high traffic areas.

Wood Floor Cleaning Myth #1: Dry mopping is the best way to clean hardwood flooring or laminate flooring. Any type of liquid cleaner could damage the floor.

Truth: Dry mopping is fine for a quick dusting, but if all you do is dry mop, you will eventually grind the dirt into the surface of the floor. Use only cleaning products specifically designed for hardwood or laminate to remove soil. RSCB5277_web

Wood Floor Cleaning Myth #2: Concentrated cleaning products are fine for hardwood floors. Just add water and go.

Truth: Never use any cleaner that requires you to add water on hardwood floors – even sealed floors. Water will get seep into and around the planks and cause serious damage to your floor.

Vinyl Floors

Routine maintenance will keep your floor looking good longer. Regular cleaning also reduces the number of times you’ll need to do heavy duty cleaning. Armstrong’s Once ‘n Done Resilient and Ceramic No-Rinse Floor Cleaner is good for spot cleaning or all-over floor cleaning. It comes in a convenient, ready-to-use spray bottle or a concentrated formula. You can also use Once ‘n Done with ceramic, tile, marble, granite, terrazzo, slate and stone floors.

But with the holidays fast approaching, you probably want to put in a little extra effort to make your floors look like new. Armstrong’s Shinekeeper restores the appearance of high gloss vinyl floors, while Armstrong’s Satinkeeper does the same for low gloss vinyl floors. For seriously faded or dirty floors, try New Beginning® Extra-Strength Floor Stripper. New Beginning solves tough cleaning problems, but use it only once every couple of years, or, depending on traffic, once a season.

Enjoy the holiday season and bright, sparkling floors with help from Armstrong.

Get a $2.00 mail-in rebate on Armstrong floor care products at

DIY Demonstration Details

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Events, Uncategorized

Have you heard about our do-it-yourself demonstration? For more details, check out our previous post with all of the details.

Here are the specific details of what products we will be working with in the demonstrations…..

1. Armstrong Luxe Vinyl Plank Flooring…..comes in three qualities….good, better and best. This vinyl plank tile does a pretty good job of simulating real hardwood flooring. It has a revolutionary Lynx™ Technology – the most forgiving floating LVT floor system available. You can easily remove and reposition planks while maintaining the integrity and appearance of the installation.

These planks have superior water resistance. If an area floods you can pick up the floor….let it dry out and reinstall it. The self stick aspect is not effected….Cool isn’t it? We thought this would be especially helpful since we have had all kinds of flooding recently in the Chicago area and expecting more rain.

Century stocks the 5 patterns listed below: During this promotion you will get a 10% discount plus, if you use the Century in store coupon and buy a certain dollar amount you will get the product for even less. The discount applies to any Luxe pattern – not to just what we stock.

A6800 Jefferson Oak Golden

A6801 Jefferson Oak Gunstock

A6802 Jefferson Oak Cherry

A6805 Sugar Creek Maple

A6806 Ponderosa Pine Natural

2. Armstrong Grande Illusions and Bruce Park Avenue laminate flooring. Our customers will receive 20% OFF on Grand Illusions & Park Avenue Premium laminate flooring and you can also use the in store coupon. This laminate floor has a furniture quality piano finish…so it has a gloss finish while having the look of exotic hardwood. It is easy to install because of the Lock ‘N Fold technology & is crafted with superior sound quality. To give you added value we are also giving an additional discount (20% off) on Armstrong’s Quiet Comfort and Quiet Comfort premium underlayment. These products have a pre-applied tape which again makes installation easy.

This laminate is also 9 times more resistant to scratches, dents & dings than engineered wood and has a 30 year limited residential warranty…..12 mm thick.

Below are the items stock:


The patterns are listed below:

15006-60-L3016 Ironwood – Natural

15006-60-L3017 Ironwood – Amber

15006-60-L3018 Pradoo

15006-60-L3019 Makore

15006-60-L3020 Exotic Walnut

15006-60-L3044 Fruitwood

15006-60-L3045 Wenge

15006-60-L3046 Mocha Maple


The patterns are listed below:

15001-60-L3021 Cherry – Bronze

15001-60-L3022 Cherry – Natural

15001-60-L3023 Brazilian Jatoba

15001-60-L3024 Melbourne Acacia

15001-60-L3025 Cabrueva

15001-60-L3027 Tigerwood

15001-60-L3028 Walnut

15001-60-L3029 Cherry

15001-60-L3030 Afzelia

3. Armstrong Cushionstep Sheet Flooring….10% off all patterns. (We do not stock this but, material is usually a day or two away). This floor is very forgiving in terms of installation….so again is a perfect DIY product. This product is soft, thick durable and super easy to clean. Many people love this product because you have 74 patterns to choose from and you have a limited number of seams.

4. Bruce Turlington Engineered Wood Flooring. Our customers will receive 10% off. The line has a wide assortment of exotic hardwood species (oak, maple, hickory, cherry & walnut).

No glue, nails or staples are needed with this easy Lock & Fold Installation. Planks can be removed & replaced if damage occurs. The planks finish repels spills & stains and is 100% genuine engineered hardwood – install on any level of the home, even the basement! Can you believe it also has a 25 year warranty?!?

We stock a ton of patterns…

04006-60-EAK00LG Natural Oak

04006-60-EAK11LG Gunstock Oak

04006-60-EAK04LG Harvest Oak

04006-60-EAK06LG Butterscotch Oak

04006-60-EAK07LG Woodstock Oak

04006-60-EAK08LG Cherry Oak

04006-60-EAK17LG Saddle Oak

04006-60-EAK20LG Natural Oak

04006-60-EAK21LG Gunstock Oak

04006-60-EAK24LG Harvest Oak

04006-60-EAK26LG Butterscotch Oak

04006-60-EAK27LG Woodstock Oak

04006-60-EAK28LG Cherry Oak

04006-60-EAK37LG Saddle Oak

04006-60-EMA00LG Natural Maple

04006-60-EMA86LG Cinnamon Maple

04006-60-EMA87LG Amaretto Maple

04006-60-EMA20LG Natural Maple

04006-60-EMA96LG Cinnamon Maple

04006-60-EMA97LG Amaretto Maple

04006-60-EHK58LG Brandywine Hickory

04006-60-EHK68LG Smokey Topaz Hickory

04006-60-EHK84LG Falcon Brown Hickory

04006-60-EHK69LG Brandywine Hickory

04006-60-EHK78LG Smokey Topaz Hickory

04006-60-EHK94LG Falcon Brown Hickory

04006-60-ECH20LG Natural Cherry

04006-60-ECH26LG Bronze Cherry

04006-60-EWT22LG Cocoa Brown Walnut

04006-60-EWT30LG Autumn Brown Walnut

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