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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 […]

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3 Reasons You Could Benefit from a Free Flooring Estimate

Carpets in The Park has serviced Chicago for 40 years, which means, we know choosing the right product, and keeping costs low can be the most difficult part of any home improvement project, room makeover or flooring upgrade. Well, we’ve always aimed to make this a little easier for homeowners and commercial businesses seeking flooring […]

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Best Carpet Types For Pets

(TL;DR) The best type of carpet for pets is typically a Dupont Sorona® based carpet fiber with a Saxony or Frieze carpet style, which is durable, stain resistant, and hides wear and tear well.  Pets spend so much time on the floor — laying, sleeping, walking, running. Other surfaces like hardwood and tile are slippery, and […]

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Your Guide to Carpet Types

From Berber to Saxony Carpet Textures & Piles Understanding a few simple basics about carpet construction will help you make the right choice for your lifestyle and budget.   Textured Plush • Most decoratively versatile cut pile • Textured surface helps hide footprints and vacuum marks • Adds casual beauty to any room • Looks […]