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126 S. Prairie • Bethalto, IL

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The Flooring & Custom Tile Project Professionals

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“Gary and Nick are great to work with. I just bought a basement full of carpet and vinyl flooring to replace some very old flooring. They help educate and provide options in material and pricing. Once the job was done, when I went to pay the final bill, they informed me they found a cheaper supplier and got the carpet cheaper than estimated. They passed about 25% savings on to me. These folks are honest and very helpful! This is my 3rd time using them over the past few years, and they always go beyond what is expected.” Jeff F. five star review bethalto il

“Ryan and John finished installing our new kitchen floor today. Gary the owner, and his sons Nick and Ryan, are a pleasure to deal with. They educate you instead of trying to sell to you. We have so much confidence in them that we didn’t consider getting our new floor from anywhere else. We also purchased our basement carpet from them a few years ago.

They showed up when they said they would. Ryan asked me a lot of questions during this. He also answered every question that we asked him and never made us feel bad about asking them. He made sure I understood when they were during the various steps of the install.

We are going to purchase new countertops from them in a few weeks. I wish every business was as easy to deal with as Creative Flooring.” Keith S. five star review bethalto il

“I am so proud of my husband and sons. Their work is exceptional. They work very hard every day to make a difference in their customers’ homes. Missing you Jason. You were a great asset to the business. You developed as a true artist in the business.” Ann Ballesteros  five star review bethalto il

About Us

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Gary Ballesteros started in the flooring installation service in 1980, working for retailers in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Along with working as an installer, Gary worked in sales and as a materials buyer for a large St. Louis based company. In 1988, Gary incorporated and began operating out of his home doing both sales and installation while looking for a location for a retail store. In 1999, Gary and his wife Ann purchased the current location for Creative Flooring and opened for business in 2000. Owning his own store allowed Gary the ability to work on more creative projects and custom-designed installations. A heavy focus on product knowledge, proper installation techniques, dedication to customer service, and a family atmosphere were Gary’s goals for Creative Flooring.

Located at 126 S. Prairie in Bethalto, Illinois, Creative Flooring is family-owned-and-operated. Capable of providing service to both residential and commercial clients on any budget, Creative Flooring has a large selection of tile, hardwood, LVP, LVT, carpet, and vinyl as well as custom area rugs. Creative Flooring can accommodate the needs of any customer! Whether you are looking for simple solutions or products custom tailored to you, Creative Flooring can provide you with everything you need to complete your flooring project. Dedication to product knowledge, installation, and customer service still remains our main focus. We value every client that walks through our doors, no matter what renovation project you have in mind.

Flooring and Tile

Your home’s flooring can be a reflection of your personal style while providing comfort and functionality to you and your family. Because of all the benefits quality flooring can offer, choosing the right fit for your home can be overwhelming. At Creative Flooring by Design, we understand the difficult process of selecting flooring and our experienced design team is dedicated to guiding you through all of your options. When you consult with our design and installation experts, you’ll receive personalized service, honest answers, and professional advice. We specialize in all your flooring needs, including hardwood, porcelain, stone, vinyl, vinyl planks, laminate, carpets, and area rugs.

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Hardwood, tile, and laminate flooring are the most common choices for residential flooring and renovation projects. However, luxury vinyl flooring has been in much higher demand in recent years. This type of flooring offers top-quality resiliency with a charming appearance that is increasingly difficult to distinguish from stone, wood plank, and ceramic tile. Luxury vinyl flooring is resistant to moisture and very low maintenance, which makes it a popular choice for basements. However, it has been used more recently in living rooms, kitchens, and baths.

Carpet has always been a very popular flooring material and remains the leading material in the market. There is an amazing variety of carpets for homeowners to choose from, giving customers many options for pattern, design, colors, interesting cuts, and texture. Making the right decision for your lifestyle and budget can be intimidating with all the available choices. One of the most popular carpet constructions to this day is durable cut pile. Through its unique fiber structure, it maintains its shape longer, making it a perfect choice for high-traffic areas. Level loop pile carpet gives an informal look to your room through its loops of identical height. It is also long-lasting and great for high-traffic areas. Many popular Berber style carpets are level loop with flecks of darker colors on a lighter background. Multi-level loop pile creates a pattern effect by utilizing two to three different loop heights. This provides a high level of durability while giving off a casual look. A cut-loop pile combines cut and looped yarns to provide a variety of surface textures including sculptured squares, chevrons, and swirls with a multicolor effect.

An area of the flooring market that has seen a lot of growth in recent years involves green flooring materials. Flooring manufacturers are now creating product lines that make use of raw material obtained from sustainable sources as well as sources that possess a high content of recycled ingredients. If you’re concerned with being environmentally friendly, this option can help while providing style and comfort.

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Custom Bathrooms

Custom showers and tubs can add value to your home with practical functionality and style. Whether you’re looking for a space large enough to fit your family, handicapped accessibility, or a soothing locale to escape the stress of daily life, Creative Flooring by Design can accommodate! We’ll work with you throughout the process to design a space to fit your unique needs!

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Protection Above and Beyond

Proper preparation and installation of your bathroom materials is vital to your renovation project. Your bathroom tiles must be installed using a method specifically designed to maintain their integrity in a water-centric environment. Creative Flooring uses the Schluter-Systems product line that supplies the infrastructure for a beautiful bathroom that could include:

• Tile trims
• Uncoupling membranes
• Waterproof building panels

• Floor heating systems
• Shower systems

Our custom design specialists will walk you through the entire project to ensure you understand exactly what you need for a beautiful, functional, and secure bathroom system. We can help you maintain the integrity of your bathroom installation while preventing water-related problems, such as mildew, by using a Schluter-Systems application.

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Safety and Design

All tiles you select for your bathroom need to be waterproof since they are used on shower walls and floors, as well as the walls surrounding bathtubs. Additionally, slip prevention is a concern when designing a bathroom, meaning that flooring tiles should be slip-resistant. Fortunately, the selection of slip-resistant floor tiles available to consumers is massive, so you’ll never need to sacrifice safety for style or design.

There are a multitude of shapes and sizes of tiles for you to choose from. If you’re looking for a new classical look, consider large format ceramic tiles with thin grout lines and small shimmering mosaic tiles. Whatever style you choose, our expert designers can integrate them into a stylish and functional room that’s sure to impress. Don’t forget about our in-floor heating options!

Our designers can also provide shower seats or benches, which can define the entire layout of your shower. These additions can be tricky, but our team has the knowledge needed to properly design a slope for the bench and ensure it is properly waterproofed. Adding a shower seat during your bathroom renovation project can give your room a clean, cohesive look!

If you’re looking to update your bathroom’s look or functionality, contact the professionals at Creative Flooring by Design. We’ve provided custom tubs, baths, and flooring installation services to satisfied customers throughout the local area for over 35 years!

Servicing: Bethalto, Godfrey, Alton, Brighton, Moro, Edwardsville, Holiday Shores and Surrounding Communities

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Request an In-Home Estimate

Ask about our in-home measurement services! We will measure your space to determine accurate material quantities and to eliminate waste. Please contact us for assistance.

Creative Flooring By Design

Contact Us

126 S. Prairie
Bethalto, IL 62010
(618) 377-7950

Monday – Wednesday, & Friday
9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
9:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Saturday 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Sunday – Closed
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