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When we think about re-decorating a room we often just focus on paint colors, window coverings and furniture, but don’t forget about the floors!
Bamboo has been around for a long time, but what we are seeing lately is an explosion of variations including wide-plank styles that mimic the look of classic hardwoods. As with all wood flooring, it’s best to keep bamboo out of moisture-prone rooms like kitchens and baths.
New factory-finished hardwood flooring offers all the charm of reclaimed timber — right down to that timeless hand-hewn look — but without the high costs associated with true salvaged lumber.
Particularly popular these days, are large-format tiles — tiles that come 12′ x 24′ and even 36′ x 36′ — as opposed to the tried-and-true 12′ x 12′ tiles. In addition to looking great, larger sizes mean more tile surface and less grout lines to clean.
Selected primarily for its amazing acoustic-insulating qualities, cork flooring also is much more comfortable to walk on than traditional hardwood and most certainly tile. Long gone are the days when cork was available in any color so long as it was blonde — today’s options span the color palette. Thanks to new factory finishes, cork is far more durable than it was just a few decades prior. But it is susceptible to moisture damage and will fade when exposed to sunlight.
In the world of carpet we are seeing far fewer shags and friezes and more patterned carpets. By using a technique that combines both loops and cut loops — hence the name ‘cut-and-loop carpet’ — manufacturers can create a carpet with patterns that range from subtle to bold.
Trendy, sleek and durable as time itself, concrete flooring jumped from bare-bones utilitarian to chic. Thanks to a multitude of available colors, textures and finishes, concrete can adapt to almost any decor. The primary concern is comfort, after all concrete is a very hard surface.
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Spring is the perfect time to give your home a fresh look. From serene shades to vivid hues, we have 8 color schemes you’ll want to try this season.
Liven up traditional design with the hottest spring colors. The brightly colored wallpaper for this formal dining room features two spring-inspired hues: turquoise and tomato red.
Don’t shy away from color this season. Pair classic red with hot pink for a bold bedroom design. By using gold and cream in the bedding and wallpaper, these vibrant shades don’t overpower the space.
Spring hues are ideal for a girl’s bedroom. This polka-dot pillow was the inspiration for a focal wall in a girl’s room. Damask fabric in apple green complements the vivid pink wall, while a white headboard and bedding give the space a crisp, fresh look.
One of the most appealing shades of spring is the deep blue found in this bedspread. It’s combined with other favorite hues, like tomato red, turquoise and apple green, to create an energetic and bright design.
Bring light into your room with a vivid yellow. From the circle artwork to the upholstered footboard, every item in this room has a touch of sunshine.
And there you have it – how to rock spring’s trendiest colors in your home!
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 www.century-tile.com for additional details.