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Local Carpet Retailers, Doing What Big-Box Stores Can’t

Big box stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s love to sell you the simple home improvement solution dream as your one stop shop for anything you might need, from floor to ceiling. This just isn’t true, especially when it comes to investing in your floors. When it comes right down to it, going with a […]

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De-cluttering Tips from Lettuce Organize

Clutter can be tough to manage, especially if your space is tight, and unflattering. If so, you need to work with specialists to get your space organized and learn how to prevent clutter from accumulating. You need Lettuce Organize℠. Trying to figure out how best to de-clutter can be a stressful process that requires motivation […]

The 15 Best College Basketball Courts According to a Flooring Pro

When it comes to flooring, hardwood has a way of tying together a room with elegance and style, but it’s the long-lasting durability that makes it well worth the investment. That durability is exactly why most professional and college basketball courts are made with the incredibly dense hard-maple wood found across the upper Midwest. With March […]

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Thinking About Remodeling For The New Year? Here’s An Idea, Go Green!

Going green should be a top priority for any homeowner and for several reasons: It can save money in the long term, everyone in the home will live a healthier life, and, most importantly, it is an extremely positive choice for the betterment of our environment. Even small changes like adopting chemical-free maintenance products can […]

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Do You Know Joe? How Carpets in the Park Has Created A Lasting Chicago Legacy

When you’ve been in the flooring business for over 40 years, not only do you become the jack of the trade, you also learn a few things along the way about which flooring option works best in basements or how to choose the right carpet type for your family’s needs. Joe Taylor, owner of Carpets […]

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Protecting Your Carpet, Rugs, and Wood Floors From Sun Damage

Summer is in full swing and just as your skin gets sunburned from too much sun, so does your flooring. Developments in dye technology have significantly increased your carpet’s resiliency to UV rays, but they aren’t totally immune to substantial sun damage. Sun damage can do costly damage to upholstery, curtains, family photos, and flooring. […]

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Four Steps to Protect Your Hardwood from Humidity

What You Need To Know About Your Wood Flooring Though it seemed we would never get out of Chicago’s eternal winter, summer is finally here! With summer comes some new nuisances: longer lines at brunch, noise pollution from Chicago’s Air and Water show, and worst of all, humidity. Humidity can exacerbate allergies and make your […]

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The Biggest Guide Ever Written of the Best Flooring Options for Basements

Basements can have so much potential for imaginative homeowners—man cave, gym, family room, extra bedrooms (for the in-laws or teenagers). To realize that potential, basements need to be finished, which means installing flooring. But many homeowners and landlords aren’t sure which flooring material is appropriate for their basement. There are many considerations to take into […]

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Best Flooring Options for Your Kids’ Room

Many homeowners with children know very well, the flooring in kids rooms can take a beating. Choosing the best flooring type for your precious little ones is important. You want to find a flooring option that not only looks great but can also withstand abuse from kids over time. For starters, let’s keep in mind the […]

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Top 5 Flooring Types to Reduce Allergy Symptoms

When you suffer from environmental allergies, there are a lot of factors that can trigger allergic reactions and hay fever — from pollen to pet dander to mold or second-hand cigarette smoke. There’s little you can do to reduce outside allergens, but inside is another matter entirely. At the end of the day, your home should […]