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I was told that new carpets will off-gas for at least 2 years. Is this true?

This article explains the carpet off-gassing process and how it might affect your home. To learn more feel free to stop in one of our showrooms in Mokena or Highland. Off-Gassing Decreases Significantly Several Months After Installation Carpets can emit VOCs for five years or possibly more, although the off-gassing… Read More

How Important is Carpet Cleaning? How Often Should I Clean My Carpet?

Clean Carpet Every 6 - 18 Months Professional carpet cleaning is essential to the life of the carpet, protects traffic lanes and helps retain warranties. How often it is required depends on the type of carpet and the conditions your carpet is exposed to. Ordinarily, this could range from… Read More

Are Big Box Stores Really Cheaper?

We Make Shopping for New Floors Easy We know shopping for new floors can be daunting. We're here to help. This article outlines the difference between shopping at a family owned business like, Creative Carpet & Flooring, and big box stores. Here are a few things we think you should… Read More

Never base a flooring purchase decision solely on warranty

     Never, under any circumstance, should you base a carpet purchase decision solely on warranty. While the warranty may sound convincing, read the fine print. Most warranties offer very little piece of mind once you understand the warranty coverage. The most common carpet warranty is a “wear” warranty. Read More

What Makes a Good Carpet Pad / Cushion?

The cushion is an unseen, yet essential part of your carpet system experience. It’s well worth the time to ensure you’re picking the right one. A firm and resilient carpet cushion forms the foundation for your carpet. The right cushion acts as a shock absorbent to increase comfort and extend… Read More

What is the Difference Between Laminate & Hardwood?

Laminate Laminate is essentially a photograph of wood applied to a High-Density Fiberboard (HDF.) It gets covered with a clear wear layer that is usually formulated with aluminum oxide. Typically, laminate has a superior wear and scratch resistance compared to wood. Shaw Basque Sage Laminate Hardwood The advantage… Read More

What Makes One Carpet Better than Another?

Quality Materials & Performance Construction and quality of materials used are the two factors in determining the overall performance of a carpet. What is better for one customer may not necessarily be better for another customer, and it is my job to help uncover that! Anderson Tuftex… Read More

Do you really want the cheapest flooring?

- Only if it’s temporary. Even when on a budget, the cheapest isn’t always the answer. For instance, if you buy ½ price paper towels but must use twice as many, or even more, to do the same job as the more expensive… then you really don’t save… Read More

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