NATIONAL KARASTAN MONTH

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LOWEST PRICES OF THE SEASON

Receive up to $1000 back! Now is the time to save on gorgeous carpet from Karastan for a limited time only. During National Karastan Month you will find the lowest prices of the season. Whether the preferred decor is highstyle, trend-conscious, family living or romantic escape, Karastan has a product that helps consumers live beautifully.

La Grange New Carpet Installation

La Grange New Carpet Installation

La Grange Carpet Installers You Can Count On

Looking for new carpet installation contractors in LaGrange that you can rely on to get the job finished on time and on budget? Look no further than DeSitter Flooring! We’re here to help you have the best possible experience for your next carpet installation project, and we want to help you save money, time, and hassle by choosing carpet installers you can count on.

Leaving your carpet installation project up to chance is a recipe for disaster. Rather than choosing a firm with dubious credentials that flies by night, save yourself time and money by going with the experts. We’ve been in this business for years, and we know just how to get the job done as quickly as possible, while staying within your budget!

Ready to get started with your next carpet installation project in La Grange? Get in touch with us today, and let’s schedule your FREE in-home or showroom appointment. We look forward to working together with you!

Green Flooring Ideas

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With increasing concerns about the impact of flooring products on the environment, many people are switching to more environmentally friendly solutions. These are typically nontoxic and recyclable but still serve their purpose effectively. Here are several tips to help you find a floor that’s not only right for your needs but also kinder to the environment.

1. Choose durable products

Manufacturing products typically consume a lot of energy, and this is true of flooring products as well. They also leave wastes and emit dangerous fumes. Thankfully, all these can be minimized by getting a product that can last several years without needing to be replaced.

2. Go for low-maintenance materials

Thanks to the wide array of building materials on the market, you can find materials that require very low maintenance, if any, to give you service for years. You’ll be painting, re-treating, waterproofing, and polishing less often, which will not only help you save money, but can also benefit the environment.

3. Buy products made from recycled material

FernAdvancement in technology has allowed manufacturers to create products using lumber, hardware, millwork, various plumbing fixtures, and other salvaged materials. And, by using such products for your project, you help cut down on the amount of natural resources consumed in the manufacturing process as well as reduce landfill pressure. You should, however, not compromise on safety. Make sure the materials you’re using are safe for human beings.

4. Get local products

Buying products and materials produced in your area will help save on energy and minimize pollution that’s often associated with transportation. You can find products that match or even beat imported products in terms of quality.

5. Avoid materials that emit gas pollutants

Some of the products and materials used for building purposes are known to release volatile organic chemicals into the atmosphere. Examples include solvent-based finishes, carpeting, and particleboard. When inhaled, these compounds can seriously affect the health of workers and occupants. They also contribute to depletion of the ozone and lead to smog in our cities. The trick is to research and find materials that don’t emit harmful gases during installation or over time.

6. Choose your wood supplies wisely

Another tip on finding a floor that’s environmentally sound and healthy is to select responsible wood supplies. As a rule of thumb, only use lumber obtained from independently certified and well-managed forests. In addition, steer away from lumber products that are created from old growth material especially where there’s an acceptable alternative.
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If possible, you can substitute engineered wood (which can bring up health concerns especially if made from cheap material), with old growth products such as Douglas fir. Also, don’t purchase tropical hardwoods if the seller cannot provide proof that the wood comes from well managed forests.

7. Use less pressure-treated lumber

Pressure-treated lumber is no doubt one of the most widely used building products, but it has several cons. First, it often has toxic material in it which can be hazardous to one’s health. You have to take safety measures to protect the crew working on your project when cutting and handling this type of wood.

Second, because of the toxic material it contains, it can be quite difficult to dispose of. This explains why it’s not regarded as an environmentally friendly product. You should instead use detailing, which is effective in preventing soil contact as well as rot. You can even go for alternatives like recycled plastic lumber, if possible.

8. Minimize packaging waste

You can cut down on packaging waste by avoiding over-packaged products such as fasteners. Inform your supplier in advance why you’re doing this. You should, however, keep in mind that certain products need to be carefully packaged to minimize damage and resulting waste.

9. Use recycled building materials

If possible, make use of salvaged lumber and other materials instead of getting new supplies from a local store. This may help reduce the amount of wasts and, in turn, lower landfill pressure. Before using any salvaged material, make sure they’re tested for asbestos and lead paint.

10. Use low embodied energy materials

These use less energy as well as fewer resources to manufacture, transport, and build. They are good for the environment as fewer non-renewable resources are used and less greenhouse gas is produced. Examples include concrete blocks and recycled materials.

DeSitter Flooring is aware of the many environmental challenges that come with installing new flooring and removing old flooring products.  Contact us today and let us help you make the most Eco-friendly choices on your next project.

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DeSitter Flooring – New Opening! 444 Roosevelt Road in Glen Ellyn – Glen Ellyn, Carol Stream, Wheaton & More!

We apologize for slowing down on our blogs and not being as active but it’s for all good reason….we are SO EXCITED to announce that we are opening our new location at 444 Roosevelt Road in Glen Ellyn this Tuesday 4/26 at 10:00 AM!!!

Hip Hip Hooray!!

We are closing our Carol Stream location, currently located at 925 E. Geneva Road this Saturday, 4/23 at 2:00PM.

We will be the same great DeSitter but we plan on being BIGGER, BOLDER AND BETTER!

For more details on our new location, please visit: Glen Ellyn Showroom  

For a special treat, check out our Teaser video below for an update from our co-owners Tom Cunningham and Steve DeSitter and our Sales Manager, Jeff Rosak.

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DeSitter is coming to Glen Ellyn!

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The most important part of any carpet flooring project is not the materials, design or installation. It’s the experience that goes into the job. Real experience makes things go smoother, saves time and ensures the job is done right. This is exactly the kind of experience you can expect with DeSitter Flooring. With over 90 years in the home and commercial flooring business, you can count on us from ideas to installation. And when your new floor is finished, you’ll have more than just a new look. You’ll have the satisfaction in knowing it was done just the way you wanted.

That’s the DeSitter Difference.

On April 26th, we will be opening our doors at 444 Roosevelt Road in Glen Ellyn! We are so excited to meet our new neighbors and build relationships with new customers!

At our new location, we have EVERYTHING! Carpet! Area Rugs! Hardwood! LVT! Cork! AND Tile!!

Stop in and see us once we open so that we can start on that project you’ve been putting off!

April Designer of the Month – Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Geneva, St. Charles & More

It’s that time of the month again! Time to feature a fabulous designer partnered with DeSitter Flooring!

It’s no April Fool’s joke that PB Kitchen Design has some spectacular designers and we’d love to introduce you to Debbie Larson, a design specialist.

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“Kitchen design is a natural fit for someone as detail-oriented as Debbie Larsen of PB Kitchen Design in Geneva, Illinois.  Debbie is vigilant in her effort to get kitchen design right for each of her clients, and while she acknowledges that PB Kitchen’s projects are complex, she sees more and more homeowners making a concerted effort to research and be more purposeful in their planning to create simple, timeless spaces. Debbie is a multiple award winning designer and was recently featured in Kitchen & Bath Business magazine for her collaboration in a Sugar Grove, Illinois project with her colleague, Dave McFadden.”

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“When Debbie first entered the old kitchen of this Chicagoland home, she saw the opportunity to open up the kitchen to a lake view. “They wanted an organic feel, to bring the outdoors in,” explains Debbie. “The client has a large family that often had extended family and friends over, so they wanted an inviting space where everyone could gather and be a part of the food prep process. We took down the dining room wall so that space now reveals views of the lake through the kitchen as well.” 

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#1 – Do your homework before your initial sit down meeting with a designer. Look at photos of kitchens online and make an idea book of what you like, but also, what you don’t want in your new kitchen. Houzz and Pinterest are fantastic resources for variety and inspiration. 

#2 – Make sure you and the designer have good chemistry at that first meeting. For the most part, the cost of quality customcabinetry is not going to vary too much from showroom to showroom. Look for a design team that asks you questions and listens to your likes and dislikes rather than one that acts as though they have all the answers before they get to know you. When there’s good communication you increase the chances the designer can pull valuable content from your conversation and create a space that defines your unique personality. It’s all about connection

#3 – Get inspired. I went to school for interior design, but I get my inspiration from my clients, previous projects, other designers in the industry, architects, and furniture design. Again, online kitchen portfolios and sites like Houzz make for a great starting point in deciding what kind of kitchen you want to create. 

#4 – Let your designer conquer the beast! A good designer is a fantastic listener. I love the depth of finding out about my how my clients use their kitchens in their daily lives and what defines them as a working family. It’s my job to draw those practical needs out of them, be precise in solving their spatial concerns, and ultimately creating a beautiful space they never want to leave. 

#5 – If being innovative and unconventional excites you, tell your designer. I do enjoy a client who will break out of the proverbial kitchen design box. Currently, we are working on an “Organic Industrial” type of kitchen remodel which combines distressed finishes and clean lines. Woven into this design is a contemporary vibe with a sprinkling of natural stone, iron and steel elements. Don’t be afraid to be yourself and let your designer “see” your personality and quirks – the outcome can be marvelously you! 

 

Dark Hardwood VS. Light Hardwood – LaGrange, Hinsdale, Lisle, Western Springs, Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton & MORE

Hardwood flooring is becoming more and more popular nowadays. It’s relatively easy to maintain, a beautiful addition and valuable!

But, just like carpet, there are so many different products to choose from! There are different species, different sizes, and different stains! Making your decision may not be very simple.

There is one particular topic that many people debate on: dark hardwood or light hardwood. You have to determine what’s best for you and we can help with a list of some pros and cons for both!

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Dark Hardwood:

  • Currently the most popular in trends
  • More modern
  • Less expensive to stain floors darker
  • Go with lighter cabinets the best
  • Hides gaps, knots and water stains better
  • Shows almost all dirt and dust so needs to constantly be swept up and maintained
  • Shows scratches more
  • Makes spaces appear smaller

 

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Light Hardwood:

  • Does not show a lot of dust and dirt, needs less maintenance
  • Hides scratches and dents because of the lighter color
  • Goes with darker cabinets the best
  • Makes spaces appear larger
  • Not as trendy as it once was
  • Staining existing floor to lighter colors costs more

Overall, your choice between dark and light hardwood really depends on what you like! We always feel that you should go with what you love and what looks good to you, instead of having to follow the newest trends or what’s popular at the moment.

 

Designer of the Month – KJR Interiors – LaGrange, Hinsdale, Western Springs, Lisle & More!

Each month, DeSitter recognizes one of our partnered designers for their beautiful work and talent in design.

This March, we have chosen to feature Karen Renzi from KJR Interiors in Hinsdale.

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Below, you will find some pictures of her work and words of advice from Karen Renzi herself.

“Think Spring. The promise of spring brings thoughts of sunshine, warmth and everything new.  Spring is the perfect time to renew and refresh your home.  Maybe it’s just a couple of new throw pillows, a lighting update, area rug, a fresh coat of paint…or perhaps spring will inspire you to tackle the redecorating or remodeling project you’ve been dreaming about.

Karen Renzi, of KJR Interiors can take your vision, infuse it with design creativity, and turn it into a beautiful reality.  Karen has a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design. She has expertise and extensive experience in residential, commercial and retail design. No matter what your budget or size of your project, KJR Interiors will work with you to come up with innovative design solutions that express your lifestyle and evoke your personality.”

 

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Spring Sales – LaGrange, Hinsdale, Western Springs, Lisle, Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Wheaton & More!

Hip Hip Hooray! SPRING is Here!

We want to help you with all of your Spring projects to help you design the home of your dreams.
How can we do that, you may ask…? Easily! We have GREAT Sales going on now AND…
EXTRA BONUS OFFERS!!

 

Any Carpet Purchase:

  • Free Take Up
  • Free Haul Away
  • Free $50 gift card towards carpet or tile cleaning
  • 50% Off Pad Upgrade & Furniture Moved
  • NO Interest Financing (ask for details)

Any Wood (with labor) purchase $2,500 or more:

  • Free Bona Wood Cleaning Kit.($80 Value)
  • Free $50 gift card towards carpet or tile cleaning
  • Free Digital Hygrometer ($30.00 Value)
  • Extra 10% Off any area rug purchase
  • NO Interest Financing (ask for details)

Any Tile Purchase $1,500 or more:

  • Free home delivery
  • Free $50 gift card towards any tile, stone or carpet cleaning
  • Extra 10% off any area rug purchase
  • NO Interest Financing (ask for details)

​Any Vinyl / Laminate (with labor) purchase $2,500 or more:

  • Free Delivery to Home
  • Free $50 gift card towards carpet or tile cleaning
  • Extra 10% off any area rug purchase
  • NO Interest Financing (ask for details)
Need professional design advice? No problem there either! Our staff is very knowledgeable, design savvy and eager to help!
Call or Visit Us today to get started on your flooring project, we’d love to hear from you.

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Are classic tile designs a trend that’s being phased out? – LaGrange, Hinsdale, Western Springs, Lisle, Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Lombard and MORE!

Lately, a lot of customers have expressed interest in wanting to redo their bathrooms or kitchens as their next interior design project for their homes. This got us thinking…what are the new trends for tile design? Are they still the same trends that have been popular for the last few years? Since there really is no straight forward way to find the answers to our questions, we started doing some research and came across a few articles about tile trends. One, in particular, caught our eye.

According to an article from Daltile, the classic look of tiles are slowing phasing out and individuals are developing new trends.

The article (Daltile – 5 Trends on their way out) states the following:

  • Square tiles are becoming less popular and homeowners are now gaining interest in other shapes, such as diamonds, lanterns, teardrops, octagons, hexagons, etc.
  • The usual standard 12×12 size tile is also changing. People are starting to select sizes such as 12×24 or larger.
  • Plastic is pretty much completely out. Natural seems to be the way to go, whether that be with stone or wood.
  • LVT is also becoming more popular because of technology continually getting better and making the products seem much more realistic and great on the eyes.
  • Less is more. Simple designs are the way to go instead of overdesigning a space.

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Just because a trend is starting to be phased out or rarely seen, doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a bad design choice. It just means that the popular vote now belongs to something else. We still stand behind our mindset that if you like something, stick with it! Your home is your personal space and should be a reflection of yourself. Even if all of your favorite design ideas are on the “not trending” list, we still say go for it! Choose what you love because at the end of the day, it’s still a space that you have to live in, not anyone else. As long as it makes you happy, oh well!