Advantages of Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Today’s customers have more options than ever when it comes to home decorating and design. Flooring is no exception, and advancements over the years have improved the durability and appearance of materials such as vinyl. Today’s vinyl floors are high-performance, economic, and aesthetically-pleasing. Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and luxury vinyl plank (LVP),  mimic real stone, ceramic, and wood floors but are often easier to install and maintain.

If you love the elegance and luxury of natural flooring materials, but want a product that will provide lasting durability and value, LVT and LVP might be the perfect options for you. These products are quickly replacing ceramic and laminate floating floors. The improvements in vinyl style and design make it difficult to tell the difference between real stone, ceramic, or wood and vinyl by sight alone. Even the texturing process has come so far that they feel like the real thing, although there are some key differences:

  • LVT is softer and warmer than real stone or ceramic, making it more comfortable to stand on for long periods of time, walk on, and even more pleasant for pets.
  • LVT uses caulk-like grout which doesn’t require sealing, and can be changed more easily than a ceramic floor.
  • LVP is easier to clean than real hardwood, and does not scratch as easily.
  • Walking on LVP is less noisy than on laminate flooring.

Vinyl flooring makes a practical and attractive choice for high-traffic rooms due to its durability and water resistance, but with the improvements in its texture and appearance, many chose vinyl today for any room of the home.

For more information on LVT and LVP flooring, as well as to inquire about our selection, please call Crawford’s at (309) 647-3283 and ask to speak to John Turgeon. We can help you decide which flooring material and style fits your budget and personal preference.

Crawford’s Home Furnishings is a family-owned business specializing in flooring retail and installation for both residential and commercial customers. Visit us in Canton or Elmwood, Illinois.

Sleep Easy: Purchasing a New Mattress

Americans spend nearly a third of their lives sleeping.  Who wants to spend that much of their life uncomfortable?  Switching out an old, unsupportive mattress can do wonders for your back health and a good night’s sleep.

It Might Be Time to Buy a New Mattress If…

  • You regularly wake up stiff, numb, or achy.
  • You sleep better away from home.
  • Your mattress is visibly sagging or lumpy.

Hidden under covers and sheets and blankets, the state of your mattress might not be immediately obvious.  If you strip the bed and see visible wear and tear, that’s a clear answer on the state of your mattress!  Perhaps you sleep fine, but your partner is tossing and turning.  Not only is the mattress not their best fit, but an old mattress won’t reduce motion transfer the same as a fresh one.  The movement could be impacting your sleep without you realizing it.

It’s recommended to change your mattress every seven years. Crawford’s Home Furnishings offers a full line of mattress and foundations by Englander, Including orthopedic mattresses, memory foam, and mattresses for plus size sleepers.  At Crawford’s, we know a mattress is a big purchase.  To ensure that your investment is protected, follow the tips below!

Keeping Your New Mattress in Tip-Top Shape

  • Rotate your mattress regularly, especially in the beginning.  For a single-sided mattress, turn the mattress 180 degrees to rotate it from end to end.  For a double sided mattress, rotate it the same way and then flip it.  Do this every two weeks for the first three months, then once every 2-3 months.  This will balance out the usage of your mattress, extending its life.
  • Use a high-quality bed frame with strong center support.  This prevents sagging in the middle.
  • Use a mattress pad.  Remove stains with mild soap and cold water.  Avoid abrasive chemicals, which will damage the mattress.
  • Remind your kids that a mattress is not a trampoline!

If you’d like to learn more, visit us in Canton or Elmwood.  Give us a call and one of our friendly staff members would be happy to help you learn more!

Canton Location: 309-647-3283

Elmwood Location: 309-742-2240

Make Your House a Home with Crawford’s Home Furnishings

Crawford’s Home Furnishings has called Canton, Illinois home since the 1970’s. Founder Dean Crawford began in the flooring business. With the help of his son, Dennis, the Crawford’s expanded their business into a retail storefront. In 2013, Aaron and Veanna Thum purchased Crawford’s Home Furnishings with the promise to continue providing the same quality products and outstanding customer service as always. Today, Crawford’s has expanded beyond just flooring and now offers other home décor products such as paint, furniture, and countertops. We are very proud of the top quality products we carry. Take a look at a few of our favorites!


Flooring favorites: From the kitchen to your bedroom, flooring is essential to the functionality and aesthetics of a home. At Crawford’s Home Furnishings, we carry quality carpeting, hardwoods, laminates, tiles and vinyl from a variety of brands. Just some of the companies we partner with include Mohawk, Bruce Hardwood Floors, Shaw Floors, Earthwerks, Somerset and many more. Let Crawford’s provide you with a reasonable price AND installation from our professional crew.


Fantastic furniture:Crawford’s Home Furnishings knows that furniture is much more than just a place to sit. This is why we offer such a large variety for customers to choose from. We carry all of the top furniture manufactures among our selections so our sofas, loveseats, recliners, and chairs are second to none!


Perfect paints:Choosing the perfect paint can be a difficult task. Luckily, Crawford’s Home Furnishings offers a large selection from the best brands in the industry. Benjamin Moore paint only selects certain retailers to sell their quality paint products. Crawford’s is one of these lucky locations! Since 1883 Benjamin Moore has been setting a standard of excellence for all their quality paints and stains. Available in a wide variety of colors, Crawford’s carries half pint samples to help customers pick the perfect shade every time.


Charming countertops:Cambria Countertops is the only family-owned, American-made producer of quartz. Pairing Cambria’s attention to detail with Crawford’s customer service, it’s finally possible to get the countertop you’ve been dreaming of.


With a wide variety of styles, a beautiful gallery of samples, and our outstanding customer service, Crawford’s has become a destination for homeowners, decorators and designers alike. They offer in-house specialists who have expertise in home design, window treatments, painting, and flooring installation. Crawford’s is located at 17 South 1st Avenue right here in Canton, Illinois. To find out more, visit their website, or call (309) 647-3288.