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Welcome to Complete Floor Covering of Lemont an active member of the Lemont-State College business community. We are a full service carpet and flooring store offering a complete assortment of quality, brand name, carpet, ceramic tile, hardwood floors, laminate flooring, vinyl, bamboo and cork flooring. We assist our customers from start to finish, from selecting the right product to guaranteed professional installation. All our estimates are free so don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our website is designed to help you with your shopping. Feel free to research our manufacturer’s websites that are linked in our product pages listed above.
We’ve Got Great News for Pet Owners.
New innovations in carpet fibers, backings and even carpet cushion now make it easier for pet owners to handle those little accidents. We’ve also got rugged yet beautiful laminate flooring designed to handle the larger four legged creatures that may have done a number on your existing floors. Come in and explore the many options that will make your life easier and your home more beautiful.
Convenient Customer Services to Make Your Shopping Easier
We have everything you need from start to finish:
- A friendly, knowledgeable staff
- Take Samples Home
- Free In-home Consultations
- Guaranteed Professional Installation
- Residential & Commercial
- Complete Warranty Service
- Free Estimates
We Can Make Ordinary Bathrooms Extraordinary
Bathrooms don’t have to be dull, not when there are so many beautiful ceramic and porcelain tiles, natural stone products and glass mosaics to turn your new bath into a special place. On display we have a wide variety of liners, decorative tiles and medallions that can make ordinary turn to extraordinary. If pulling all of this together seems daunting, I assure you, we’ll assist you every step of the way from selection to a completed installation. Then all you have to do is add the bubbles and relax.
Experience You Can Trust
Ask for Our No Nonsense Price
We see lots of big discounts and crazy low prices being advertised but are not surprised when customers tell us that our final price is right on. Why? Because there is usually more to these low priced deals than meets the eye. We don’t believe in getting you in with low-ball offers and then making up the difference with several add-ons. We believe in looking at what your job includes and giving you a fair price. Then compare our total job price. You’ll be glad you did and our estimates are free.
Buying Tips for Resilient Flooring
Why Buy Resilient Flooring?
Resilient flooring is an amazing material if you’re looking for something that is both a great value and long lasting. It is softer under foot than ceramic tile and wood, which makes it a great choice in kitchens where you’ll spend a lot of time standing. Its ability to hold up under the harshest of conditions is why it is used frequently in commercial settings.
Resilient flooring is a great solution for residential applications as well. Breakthroughs in digital printing allow manufacturers to create the look of expensive stone, wood and ceramic floors with stunning realism at a fraction of the cost of the real material.
Another huge benefit of using resilient flooring is the easy maintenance. It is highly water and stain resistant. You will only have to sweep up dirt and debris periodically. If you need a deeper clean, you only need to use a damp mop. Follow all manufacture cleaning instructions.
Types of Resilient Flooring
There are different materials available depending on the setting you will be using the flooring in. For example, if you are looking to floor a residential area like your home kitchen you will likely choose one of the following materials:
- Residential sheet vinyl
- Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
- Vinyl Tile
If you are in need of flooring for a commercial setting you will have some different options. Your material options for a project like that will include:
- Commercial Sheet Vinyl
- Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT)
- Bio-Based Tile (BBT)
- Rubber Sheet
- Rubber Tile
We sell only the best brands of resilient flooring available. Call or stop in today to see our selection of resilient flooring.
Buying Tips for Cork Flooring
Why Buy Cork Flooring?
Cork is a progressive design option that offers high-end durability. Cork is a highly resilient flooring because it has elasticity and gives on impact. This makes cork a great option for comfort and sturdiness.
Cork is also known for its abundant design options. The versatile material allows for stains in many shades and it can also be painted. You can have the benefits of cork and still match any décor you choose.
Cork Flooring is Good for the Environment
If you are looking for an environmentally friendly option, cork is the perfect choice. This is because cork can be harvested from a tree without damaging the tree or stunting its growth. This makes cork the most naturally renewable resource for flooring.
What Type of Cork is Best?
It really all depends on your needs. Use plank-shaped cork if you are installing over existing flooring, but use tile-shaped if you need to glue it down. We can help you determine which is best.
Cork texture will greatly impact the look of your cork flooring. Small granules give your floor that traditional cork flooring look you are likely used to. A peeled cork texture gives it a beautiful natural cork look. There are many other textures and designs to choose from. Contact us today and we'll make sure you get the right one for your home's needs..
Buying Tips for Bamboo Flooring
Why Buy Bamboo Flooring?
Bamboo flooring is one of the best ways to get a combination of beauty and durability. It is most known for its strength and stability, making it a great choice for flooring that lasts for many years. Although bamboo is actually a type of grass, it can be harder than oak, giving you a long lasting material.
Bamboo vs. Hardwood
It has a lot of the same benefits of hardwood plus a few more. It has less risk of damage due to expansion or contraction. It is also particularly resistant to insects and mildew growth. Bamboo is one the most recent materials to be used as flooring, but it is also one of the most environmentally friendly. It is a rapidly renewable resource that can be harvested every 5-7 years. An oak tree takes 60 years or more before it’s ready to be re-harvested. This makes bamboo a great choice for environmentally conscious consumers who are concerned about sustainability.
What Type of Bamboo to Buy?
There are a few color options to choose from to get the look you want. You can do a natural bamboo color are get a direct print bamboo to create bamboo flooring that looks like an entirely different type of floor.
There are different grain types for different looks. Vertical grain gives you a uniform, smooth look while horizontal grain helps display the bamboo's random growth rings. The hardest of the grain types is strand-woven which also gives a random look revealing the natural character of your bamboo floors. Contact us today, so we can help you make the right decision when purchasing your new flooring.
Buying Tips for Laminate Flooring
Why has this new product categorybeen such a hit?
Laminate products feature a newertype of wear surface that resists scratching, denting, and burns betterthan many existing products. They also offer extended product warrantiesto back up these claims for superior performance. Much of the styling is done in wood grain patterns taking advantage ofpopularity of hardwood. Still other styling resembles natural stone likeyou would find in ceramic tile. Laminates offer a popular trade-off forpeople wanting wood or ceramic. Laminate floors are more scratch resistantthan most regular hardwood finishes and easier to clean than the groutlines associated with ceramic tile installations. Laminates also requireless demanding preparation of the subfloor because they are not glued directlyto the subfloor. Most of these products are glued or snapped together overfoam padding. This feature has made laminate flooring popular in areaswhere vinyl flooring traditionally was installed. Customfloor design is also very easily done with products that offer planks andsquares that mix and match together.
Laminateflooring in wet areas
Many of the products are okayfor wet areas, but the core is made of wood fiber. Look for products thathave warranties, that cover water damage. All of them will insist on properinstallation.
Finishing touches areimportant
Look for products that can provide the neededaccessories like reducer strips, stairnose, and even air vents that eithermatch or coordinate with the flooring.
Buying Tips for Vinyl Flooring
The new generation of vinyl floors have new finishes, different construction and new types of backing. They are designed for better wear, clearer pattern definition, and easier to maintain and install. Manufacturers have gone primarily to cushioned products with wider widths to reduce the number of seams. New innovations in backing have made the today’s cushion vinyl floors more resistant to rips, tears and back staining. Most residential sheet flooring offer no-wax performance and a wide variety of colors and patterns–more than any other flooring product and generally speaking, cushion vinyl flooring is the most economical of all flooring choices.
Some products are designed to help you reduce subfloor preparation costs
Next to ceramic tile, vinyl flooring installation demands properly prepared subflooring. Most cushion vinyl products are thin and when they are installed with a full spread of adhesive over a poorly prepared subfloor, irregularities can telegraph through. New products designed for perimeter or loose lay installation will greatly reduce the effects of subfloor irregularities while lowering subfloor preparation costs. In fact, many of these products can be installed over you existing flooring.
Luxury Vinyl Products
Manufacturer’s have raised vinyl flooring to a whole new level when it comes to luxury vinyl product offerings. New technologies have led to greater realism in design and structures every bit as rugged as older inlaid products, and all of this without giving up the easy no-wax maintenance that is desired.
Special considerations when choosing sheet vinyl flooring
Beware of asphalt driveways as asphalt can react to certain conditions and transfer into the vinyl resulting in permanent staining. Be careful when moving or dragging heavy objects across the cushioned flooring as it often results in permanent damage to the surface.
Buying Tips for Hardwood Flooring
Factory Finish vs. Custom Sand &Finish on Site
You should feel comfortable with eitherchoice. However, factory finishing offers many nice advantages. Factoryfinished flooring is inspected for defects at the mill so you receive firstchoice every time. On-site finishing depends on the quality of the workmanshipthat day.
Factory finished flooring usuallyinstalls more quickly and without the dust and odors that are involvedwith on-site finishing. However, even though factory finished flooringcomes in a variety of colors, on-site finishing allows for closer colormatch with existing woodwork or cabinets.
Bothfactory finishes and on-site finishes are available in either high glossor matte. Both types have exciting new finishes developed with space agetechnology. These finishes are not like grandma’s old wood floors becausethey require no waxing.
Engineered productsinstall where no solid hardwood dares to go
Prior tothe development of engineered hardwood flooring, hardwood products couldnot be installed on slab or in your basement without a special subfloorsystem. Now you can enjoy real hardwood flooring in those areas withoutall that fuss and expense. A special cross-ply construction eliminatesthe problem of expansion and contraction usually associated with solidhardwood.
Don’t become overly concerned withthinner or thicker top wood layers associated with engineered productsbecause it’s the finish you are walking on. Generally speaking you won’tneed to re-sand and finish these products; just re-coat them unless youneed to change the color.
Special considerationswhen selecting hardwood flooring
Direct sunlight canaffect the color of hardwood stains, therefore closing curtains or shadesduring peak periods will reduce damage. Area rugs left in place for extendedperiods of time may expose a shading difference once they are removed fromthe remainder of the floor.
Large pets withsharp toenails can also damage even the best finishes.
Ceramic & Porcelain
Buying Tips for Ceramic Tile
The correct subfloor structure iscritical to performance
Ceramic tile, more than anyother form of flooring, requires the proper subfloor system and settingmaterials. A double subfloor system with the total thickness of 1-1/4″,over floor joists 16″ on center is required. The top subfloor layershould be exterior grade plywood or an underlayment specifically designedfor ceramic tile installation like cementous backerboard.
Special setting materials are available which will allow ceramic tile installationsover existing floors that are solid and already meet the above requirements.Failure to provide a sturdy base can cause grout to crack and release ortile to crack.
Although many ceramictiles look the same, there are quality differences
The quality of raw materials, the firing process, and the sophisticationof glazing applications that create realism will determine the qualityof the finished product. These quality differences are often reflectedin the price.
Selecting theright surface glaze is an important step when selecting floor tile
Floor tiles are rated for glaze wear and slip resistance, which are importantfactors to consider. Glaze ratings should exceed 3 for residential applicationswith the exception of bath areas that can use tiles rated 2. Tiles witha slip resistant rating of 0.5 or better should work well in most indoorresidential applications.
Use caution when selectingtile for installations outdoors. Unglazed quarry tiles, tiles with heavilytextured surfaces, or porcelain paver tiles, all with slip resistant ratingsof 0.6 or greater are possibilities. They must also be frost resistant.
Request the best in settingmaterials
New latex modified mortars and grouts providebetter strength while also allowing greater flexibility.
Dropping objectson ceramic tile–particularly heavy ones–can chip even the best tiles.
Carpets & Rugs
Buying Tips for Carpet & Rugs
Carpet remains the popular choice forcomfort, warmth and ease of decorating. Your choice will depend on thestyle and performance you are looking for.
Formal settings often call for singletone, softer, cut pile carpeting or pattern carpets designed specificallyfor formal settings. For all around performance nylon is generally thebest choice. However, polypropylene offers good stain, fade and abrasionresistance at very reasonable prices. Wool tends to be the more prestigiouschoice at higher price points.
Informal settings call for more casualstyles, often in multi-color. Popular product selections are Berbers, Shags,Friezes and certain pattern carpets. Multi-color products help hide soilin active areas and as before mentioned, nylon provides the best all roundperformance.
For commercial carpet installations,loop construction tends to be the popular choice. In recent yearscarpet tiles have become popular.
Many carpets now come in both 12’ and15’ widths eliminating the need for seams in most rooms. If seams arerequired, generally cut pile products hide seams better than loop or cut& loop styles.