How Smooth Surfaces Help Mobility

Mobility issues can creep up on us as we age. We tend to become more sensitive to slipping, tripping and maintaining our balance. The use of crutches, canes, walkers and wheelchairs can aide us when we have these issues. Some surfaces become harder to stabilize on with these mobility issues… Read More

Protecting your hardwood and vinyl flooring during the summer

The change of seasons can cause a change in your hardwood and vinyl flooring. The fun of summer in the Midwest is here! The trees are finally full of leaves and flowers are in full bloom. With that brings rising temperatures and humidity. What can summer do to your hardwood… Read More

Shaw Floors Spring 2018 Sale

Update 6/1/2018: Our May Shaw sale has ended, but you can still save on your new carpet purchase at Creative Carpet & Flooring in Mokena and Highland. This June we'll make your floor worry-free with a FREE Titanium LifeGuard waterproof backing upgrade on all Shaw AnsoNylon Colorwall Platinum… Read More

18 Common Customer Flooring Questions Answered

1.  Are the installers your installers or are they sub-contracted? Answer:  They are sub-contracted; however, we work with the crews we send out every day and have a steady working relationship with them, so they are technically sub-contracted but feel like employees. Our positive online reviews tell a better… Read More

Spring Tips for Hardwood Flooring

Spring is here and so is the dirt and mud! It’s the perfect time to talk about the best ways to care for your hardwood flooring to extend the life and keep the costs of repair down. Use Doormats at All Entry Points Place interior and exterior doormats at all… 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 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 for… 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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