How to Vacuum Your Carpet Like a Pro

How to Vacuum Your Carpet Like a Pro

With proper maintenance good carpets generally last 10-15 years. Recommended carpet maintenance includes weekly vacuuming. However, most homeowners don’t vacuum this often. Floor Coverings International North Chicago is here to help. With our tips you can vacuum faster and more effectively. Vacuum Your Way Out Whenever you start vacuuming a room start in the corner farthest from the entrance…
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A Guide to Hardwood Maintenance in North Chicago

When it comes to hardwood, maintenance is key—especially here in Chicago. For many homeowners, having hardwood installed is one of the biggest investments they’ll ever make in their homes. Below, the experts at Floor Coverings International North Chicago have outlined the steps to keeping your hardwood looking like new for generations. Immediate Priorities Unfortunately, spills and accidents on hardwood…
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When to Replace an Old Hardwood Floor

One of the many benefits of hardwood flooring is that it can be periodically refinished, allowing a homeowner to easily regain the beauty of new hardwood flooring without having to replace the entire floor. However, it is important to bear in mind that even top quality hardwood flooring won't last forever. Following are some telltale…
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Getting Your Chicago Carpets Ready for Spring

Spring has nearly sprung, and certainly the annual spring-cleaning chore will be upon homeowners in the Chicago, Lake View, Ravenswood & Lincoln Square areas. After all, many of us have been cooped up all winter, tracking the likes of snow, salt, grime and dirt into the house upon entry. In that sense, it's always a good idea to add your home's…
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5 Ways to Prep Your Floors for Winter Weather

Whether it is a commercial facility or a residential household, winter weather challenges all types of flooring in various ways. That’s largely because there’s a greater likelihood of tracking in snow, water and grime. This can create slick conditions, do damage to carpet piles, and potentially warp or alter wood floors. The good news for…
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5 Signs Your Carpet Needs to be Replaced

Good carpeting can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years. And this depends on how well it’s maintained, how many people (and pets) are regularly walking on it, and various other factors. With this in mind, if you have carpet flooring in your home or business, it will eventually have to be replaced. But how…