Design and craftsmanship are of equal importance at Zudor Flooring, where skilled tradesmen install and refinish hardwood floors to give homes a sleek luster. They offer a choice between engineered hardwood, prefinished hardwood, or unfinished hardwood, each type boasting its own set of benefits unique to homeowners' practical and aesthetic needs. Clients looking for a more natural look can opt for bamboo hardwood, while those seeking a hardier surface can choose the engineered variety, which best withstands everyday foot traffic and nausea-prone vacuum cleaners. To revamp existing hardwood, craftsmen also perform sanding and refinishing treatments that give old and worn floors a polished and refined look.
A love for Texas’ Spanish heritage shines through in the instructors at Creative Language Center, who are all native speakers, born and educated in Spanish-speaking countries. Working with groups of six or fewer students allows the teachers bountiful time to speak one-on-one or practice bilingual telepathy with their pupils. General beginner levels introduce basic conversation using pictures and mimicry to cover grammar and present tenses, and intermediate levels enhance students' conversation skills, preparing them to ask for directions and make purchases. In advanced courses, instructors expand students' vocabulary, bringing them the ability to speak on current topics, argue and hypothesize, and recite even the most complicated shampoo ingredients. In higher-level sessions, instructors conduct all in-class speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. General and topic-specific courses start anew each month, enabling budding linguists to join frequently or jump into ongoing sessions.
Sears Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning's technicians venture out to scour homes of muck with their seven cleaning and emergency services. The home experts can outfit homes with air filtration systems to help maintain clean, breathable air. Turning their vacuums on carpets or upholstery, the staff helps reduce the appearance of stains with no questions asked. Off-colour tile and grout shines brighter than a new-born sun after Sears's power cleaners blast it, and emergency flood relief is available whenever pipes break.
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.
Central Rug & Carpet Co., Inc. traces its roots back to 1925 when it first opened its 5,000-square-foot showroom. Today, that space features a variety of high-quality carpets and more than 700 rugs hanging on racks for easy viewing. Their selection of wool and silk rugs on display includes traditional Persian and Pakistani rugs, as well as ones from the Wools of New Zealand brand. Their inventory includes both hand- and machine-woven products in contemporary styles as well as a multitude of Tibetan rugs. When they aren’t selling floor coverings, the store’s experts are cleaning and repairing them. Insured technicians can show up at homes to oust grime from carpets or tend to rugs in-house to remove guacamole and salsa stains caused by trying to transform the living-room rug into a burrito.