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.
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 IICRC-trained technicians at Libertyville Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning unseat stains and odors with biodegradable, nontoxic treatments approved by Green Seal. Residents clear furniture, toys, and footstool collections from a 325-square-foot plot of floor sweater in advance, revealing an open space approximately the size of an average living room and one bedroom. Three- to four-hour visits begin when a two-man team arrives at the home clad in uniforms and bearing kid- and pet-friendly lathers from brands such as Planet Guard. A cloak of preconditioner prepares grimy fibers for steam cleaning, which restores plush softness and banishes dirt in clouds of vapor and peals of maniacal laughter. To foster consensus between eyes and nose, diligent hands finish the floor refinement by sprinkling the dewy, fresh swaths of indoor turf with deodorizer before presenting clients with a gift bottle of dual-duty stain remover and deodorizer.
Founded in 1857, Zengeler Cleaners thoroughly and carefully spruces up a wide variety of fabrics, garments, drapes, and more. Every woven wearable undergoes a 14-point inspection and receives free minor repairs. Degrime a favorite pair of slacks ($8.35) or slacks' favorite blouse ($7.55), or launder a two-piece suit ($16.70) in time to wear it to a black-tie dinner, a rival high school's prom, or a climactic showdown inside a volcano. Zengeler Cleaners' washing wizards shun PERC solvents, employing filtered, crystal-clear formulas to remove stains, spots, and miniature black holes.
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.