The Tile Shop—as the name coyly suggests—specializes in tile for every imaginable surface and aesthetic style, making it easy for DIY handypeople to tackle small home projects, such as modernizing an avocado-green and penicillin-pink bathroom floor or re-grouting a small garden grotto. Underscore a kitchen with the appetizing orange of pirita siena ceramic tiles ($2.19 per square foot), then trim the counters in lizett beige ($3.99 each) for a complementary finish. Pick up a honeycomb pattern of hex matte black ($5.29 per square foot)—the quintessential backsplash for a gothy bumblebee—or add a touch of character to a small surface with a deep green verde butterfly mosaic ($11.99 per square foot). With its enormous selection of floor tiles, wall tiles, mosaics, and natural stone, the possibilities are as endless as a drive across Nebraska. The Tile Shop also has a plentiful selection of grout and tools for grouting it all together while grinning groutishly.
Johnny On The Spot Professional Services' hardworking staff launders floors and upholstery using products that are safe for children, pets, and the environment. Cleaners conveniently relocate reasonably sized furniture and foreclosed dollhouses before pre-treating carpets and luring dirt from the fibers with nontoxic cleaners. With the same focus and equipment, they also bring back the crisp, sanitized feel of furniture, mattresses, and oriental rugs, burrow through dusty air ducts, and lift mildew from tile and grout.
The technicians at Chicagoland Carpet Cleaners remove stubborn dirt, grease, and oil stains with powerful steam and suction as well as non-toxic cleaners and fabric protectors. The furious engine of their hot-water extraction system simultaneously pumps water into and out of carpet fibers to lift out contaminants, stains, and mildew. The experts also lend their talents to sullied tile, grout, or air ducts, and also offer dry-cleaning services for older, AARP-eligible carpets.
The father-son-son team of licensed and insured painters at Areté Renovators Inc. rejuvenates homes' walls with fresh color ensembles. After the prep work, which includes draping floors and furniture and bestowing the bright blue badge of painter's tape on trim and windowpanes, the brush-wielding artisans lay down a primer coat before rolling on a glossy layer of the homeowner's choice of paint. Those who forgo the primer receive a top-coat sequel instead, which fills holes left in the wall's original storyline.
Century Tile helps dress naked or aging floorboards with a sweeping selection of more than 10,000 carpet, tile, hardwood, and laminate options. Disguise trapdoor entrances to vampire sleeping spaces with 3/4-inch solid-oak planks ($3.59/sq. ft.) to prevent nosy houseguests from disturbing an undead roommate’s daytime nap. Or opt to cover kitchen floors with durable, low-maintenance Terra Stone vinyl tile ($2.99/sq. ft.) or Allure Foundation laminate flooring ($1.59/sq. ft.), which provide a sturdy stage for impromptu break-dance competitions. Appalachian Trail broadloom carpeting ($2.49/sq. ft.) adds cushion to rough foot highways, and random-length linear glass-mosaic tiles ($11.98/sq. ft.) add a pop of color to barren backsplashes and bathrooms. Oasis ceramic wall and floor tiles ($1.99/sq. ft.) or Raja porcelain tiles ($1.99/sq. ft.) can add accents to homes.