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Ceramic Tile Maintenance Tips

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While ceramic tile is extremely durable, it does require maintenance to keep it looking its best. You may be asking, “what are some things you can do to keep your floors looking new?” To answer that question, below, you will find some easy maintenance tips. If you have any questions about these tips, feel free to ask!

Use a Doormat

Keep the dirt outside with the use of a doormat. Be sure to use a doormat at the entrances of your home. This will help to prevent dirt from being tracked onto your tile. Just a simple doormat is your first line of protection to reduce the amount of debris tracked onto your beautiful ceramic floors.

Cleaning Heavy Soiled

Spot-clean heavily soiled areas instead of using heavy-duty action for the entire area. You can use a clean cloth or sponge to remove dirt from those areas. However, if the whole floor requires heavy cleaning, mild scrubbing is appropriate for tile flooring. Use a mild detergent when cleaning the floors. For deeper cleaning, you can try a neutral PH product that has a low level of volatile organic compounds. Always take into consideration the manufacturer’s recommended cleaner and materials.

Damp Mopping

Ceramic tiles should be cleaned regularly using just a damp mop. Always use fresh, clean water when mopping your floors since dirty water can make the tile appear cloudy.

Removing Residue

Are your floors starting to look hazy? This is often caused by a buildup of soap residue. You can eliminate soap residue with a non-abrasive cleaning solution – water! Change the water frequently and make sure to buff the floor with a dry cloth.

Perfect-Looking Grout

The key to having beautiful flooring is to keep the grout looking its best. Because grout is porous, it easily absorbs dirt, grease, and other materials. To freshen up the grout, you can mix baking soda and water to make a paste. Apply the paste to grout, and leave the paste on it overnight to remove stubborn stains. After you remove the paste, apply a silicone sealer to the grout. This will serve as a repellant for future stains.

For more advice on your specific ceramic tiles, be sure to visit your manufacturer’s website.

How To Care For Ceramic Tile

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Ceramic / Porcelain Tile

Ceramic tile is a favorite among designers and it has been in use in home design for a very long time. It is popular with home owners because in terms of versatility and design motifs the possibilities seem nearly endless. It can be used in both casual and formal settings and it reign supreme among all surfaces in bathrooms and kitchens. There are two types of ceramic tile – glazed and unglazed and both are set in place with grout. Glazed tile is the shiny tile often seen in bathrooms, and unglazed is the more porous version of the two. Grout is also porous.

Cleaning glazed tile is easily accomplished.  First, make sure to sweep regularly.  This will keep dirt from building up and making clean up more difficult.  You can also use a vacuum without a beater bar or the attachments on the vacuum.  Mats at each entryway will help reduce the amount of dirt tracked in as well. 

Damp mop tile floors regularly as well.  Use a mild detergent and make sure to clean with warm water afterwards to remove any residue from the cleaner.  Be sure to consult the instructions from your manufacturer to ensure any cleaner will not harm your tile.

Don’t use steel wool, abrasive cleaners, or those containing bleach or ammonia.  These can discolor your grout if used too often. 

Tile is amazingly durable, but it can chip or crack under extreme force.  Use floor protectors on furniture legs and chairs and be careful when moving large, heavy items across the floor!

For more information about how to care for your tile, visit us at Century Tile and use this page for reference.  

Mosaic Accents in the Bathroom

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Ceramic / Porcelain Tile, Design and Decorating, Kitchen and Bath

2012-09-24 15.06.59The Romans used mosaic as flooring for their homes and bathrooms so we have them to thank for the beautiful tile mosaics still being used in flooring and bathrooms today.  Mosaic is a natural choice to be used as flooring and walls in the bathroom.  It also makes wonderful accents with other materials.

A narrow strip of colorful mosaic tiles add interest to the wall in this bathroom.  The natural stone color of the larger tiles is given a punch with the deeper red tones of the mosaic.  This is also a great example of a more expensive material used sparingly for big impact at low cost.  Adding a strip of mosaic tiles made of tumbled marble or glass adds a touch of luxury to even the simplest bathroom tiles.

Mosaic tiles on the floors and walls can mean a lot of grout to keep clean.  Adding a mosaic tile border around the middle of the floor or stripes of mosaic tiles would liven up a plain floor.  In the shower, mosaic tiles can be used with natural stone tile, ceramic tile or porcelain tiles.  Tumbled stone mosaic tiles would have less impact than a glass or colorful ceramic mosaic.  A single row of mosaic tile used as a border high in the shower or at waist height, or both would work well.

Mosaics can also be used to decorate a mirror and bath accessories. Find a flat plain frame to fit your bathroom mirror and cover it with mosaic tile that you use elsewhere to help bring together the design of the bathroom.

Our 66th Anniversary!

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

We’ve been proudly serving Chicagoland since 1947 and we want to celebrate! Starting Saturday, October 19th, 2013 to October 28th, we are celebrating 66 years as Chicagoland’s flooring expert with a special Anniversary Sale! For a very limited time, we’re offering our best discounts to customers like you.  Join us as we celebrate our 66th Anniversary and take advantage of:

  • $66 Whole House Carpet Installation:  Buy one room, two rooms or an entire house of brand new carpet and the installation in only $66!  We have a variety of carpet choices like berbers, textures, friezes, patterns and so much more!
  • $66 Labor Credit on Select Hard Surface Floors: For every 100 Sq. Ft. of Ceramic, Stone, Glass, Wood, Laminate, and Select Luxury Vinyl Tile purchased, you can receive $66 Labor Credit!

For more sale details and information come visit us! The holidays are a  Hurry in while this offer lasts and don’t forget to visit any Century Tile before these incredible offers are gone!

 

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Customer Appreciation Sale!

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Carpet, Century Tile News, Ceramic / Porcelain Tile, Design and Decorating, Events, Family, Hardwood and Laminate, Kitchen and Bath, Natural Stone, Sales and Promotions, Tile

We are having our Customer Appreciation sale for 3 days only, starting Saturday, August 24 until Monday, August 26, 2013! We truly appreciate you and want to show you just how thankful we are. Come out to one of our twelve locations for carpet, hardwood, laminate, natural stone, glass, and so much more.  During these three days, you not only get great deals on tons of flooring materials, but you’ll also get cash back!   With our instant cash back event, you save even more.

Again, we are so grateful and want to thank you for your business.  We hope you take advantage of the event and that we see you this upcoming weekend so we can thank you for everything in person.  Visit the location nearest to you!

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Free Labor Carpet Event

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in About Us, Century Tile News, Design and Decorating, Events, Hardwood and Laminate, Sales and Promotions, Tile

Screen Shot 2013-04-28 at 10.42.14 PM Screen Shot 2013-04-28 at 10.44.23 PMDon’t Miss Our Free Labor Carpet Event this Saturday, Sunday & Monday only! Incredible Savings!

  • Get Free Labor & Pad on any carpet purchase*
  • Special Savings on Mohawk Purlieu hardwood flooring and Mohawk Acclaim laminate flooring.
  • Hardwood flooring now $2.99 sq.ft.
  • All Century stocked marble and stone products – take an additional 10% off.
  • Amazing 10% off on all Dal-Tile products – stocked or special order!
  • Incredible Savings on Quality Ceramic Tile and Laminate Flooring.
  • Durable High Performance Vinyl on sale.
  • Wood Look Gerflor Vinyl Plank flooring….Now 20% off
  • Special 18 month financing available!

Don’t delay – these offers are only good for this Saturday, Sunday & Monday (4/27 – 4/29) at all of our 12 Century Tile locations!

*Offer includes basic labor only.  Excludes Manager’s Specials, remnants, commercial grade carpet.  Minimum carpet installation of 275 sq. ft.  Offer good only during sale dates.  Requires purchase at

 

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

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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

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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.

 

 

 

 

3 Day Sale at Our Cicero Ave. (Chicago) and Joliet Locations!

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

Going on October 6th-8th, 2012!

Come in and check out some of the best deals and savings of the season that we have going on at our Cicero Ave. and Joliet locations.  We’re celebrating the GRAND OPENING of our new carpet department in Joliet and offering some unbelievable deals at our warehouse clearance sale at our Cicero Ave. location.

  • In Joliet – get free labor and free pad on any carpet purchase!  Also, save up to 50% off in ceramic, hardwood, laminate and vinyl floors. Get 24 month financing with equal monthly payments and have the your home ready to entertain for the holidays.
  • In Cicero – save up to 70% off on $5,000,000 worth of discontinued and overstocked materials.  It is priced to move!  Don’t delay and miss the savings on all types of ceramic, porcelain, vinyl and hardwood.

Hurry…this sale is only this weekend through Columbus Day! For directions to these locations, click here and for more details, visit our website.