About CMS Floors

Since 2006 CMS Flooring, a family owned business, has been serving the public with all their flooring needs. From a small start we have expanded into the thriving business that we operate today. We have earned your respect and referrals through our professional approach and dedication to your needs for flooring for both your home and business premises. We keep up to date with the latest decorating ideas and innovations as they come on to the market. Therefore, we consistently are able to offer expert advice for all your flooring requirements and to give you a guarantee for our finished work.

What We Do

CMS Flooring specializes in

  • Floor installation
  • Floor refinishing
  • Stairs
  • Woodwork (baseboards, moldings, subfloor installation, etc.)
  • Tile installation.

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It’s the beauty of hardwood floors – untouched. You can apply your own finish or add color with a unique stain. Simply put, unfinished hardwood allows you to take nature’s design and make it your own. Unfinished flooring is a 100% real hardwood flooring, it has to be nailed or stapled onto a subfloor and is not recommended for use in the basement. This is a classic and timeless beauty.

  • Can be sanded 3 to 5 times.
  • Hardwood flooring easily contracts in reaction to moisture and changes in the temperature.
  • The most common Hardwood flooring species used for solid wood floors are Red Oak, White Oak, Maple, Brazilian Cherry, and many other species.
  • It is very important for the wood to acclimate at the place of the installation (usually around 2 weeks) before it happens.
  • Unfinished floor can be stained to the customer wishes.
  • Can be finished with polyurethane (oil based) or water base finishes.

There are two main and most common finishes that our company uses. Oil-based or water-based finishes.

  • Customer can choose the clarity of the finish-
  • Matte
  • Satin
  • Semi-Gloss
  • Gloss
  • High Gloss

Pre-finished flooring is a solid wood, which has been stained and finished at a factory. It is very durable, can be sanded and refinished.

  • The stains and finishes are cured in a factory controlled environment.
  • Fast and easy to install.
  • Pre-finished flooring can be used almost anywhere; it is not recommended for in the basement
  • Ready to walk on as soon as it is installed.
  • Needs acclimation before installation, usually around 24-96 hours. The length of the acclimation depends on the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Made of soft wood (usually pine) cut very thinly and glued together. On top of these soft wood layers’ real hardwood flooring is used.

  • Engineered flooring is glued down over concrete, this gets rid of the need for subfloors.
  • In some cases, engineered flooring can be sanded.
  • Usually used in apartment, condominiums and basements.
  • Works well in places where there is lots of humidity or temperature variation.
  • Needs acclimation before installation, usually around 24-96 hours. The length of the acclimation depends on the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Laminate flooring is a wood imitation that is more affordable than real hardwood flooring.It offers beautiful looks that emulate the elegance of porcelain tile and the warmth of hardwood , but with the easy maintenance and super durability of a laminate.

  • It can be used anywhere in the house, including the basement.
  • Good quality laminate flooring is more resistant to scratches, fading, damage than hardwood flooring.

Our company uses the Bona Dustless Sanding System ensuring that you and your family can breathe easily.

  • Before the dustless system, after sanding floors was a large and messy clean-up, a dust storm in the house, and a potential health risk.
  • Now, with the dustless system, the job conditions have gotten better and there is less dust to clean up.
  • All the mess is collected in a special vacuum.
  • We use Bona Power Drive.

Contact us

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Office: 708-307-3457
Cell: 708-307-3560

CMS Hardwood FLooring & Remodeling Inc.
PO BOX 2614
Bridgeview, IL 60455

Areas Serviced

Addison | Albany Park | Alsip | Arlington Heights | Ashburn Park | Bartlett | Bedford Park | Bellwood | Bensenville | Berwyn | Bloomingdale | Blue Island | Bolingbrook | Boulder Hill | Bristol | Broadview | Brookfield | Bucktown | Burbank | Burr Ridge | Calumet City | Carol Stream | Chicago Heights | Chicago Ridge | Cicero | Clarendon Hills | Clearing | Countryside | Cragin | Darien | Des Plaines | Dolton | Downers Grove | Edgebrook | Elk Grove Village | Elmhurst | Elmwood Park | Elsdon | Englewood | Evanston | Evergreen Park | Forest Park | Fox Valley | Frankfort | Franklin Park | Fuller Park | Gage Park | Garfield Park | Glen Ellyn | Glencoe | Glendale Heights | Glenview | Gold Coast | Grand Crossing | Hanover Park | Harvey | Harwood Heights | Hazel Crest | Hegewisch | Helmar | Hickory Hills | Hillside | Hinsdale | Hoffman Estates | Homewood | Humboldt Park | Hyde Park | Itasca | Jefferson Park | Joliet | La Grange | Lakeview | Lansing | Lemont | Lincoln Park | Lincolnwood | Lisle | Lockport | Logan Square | Lombard | Loop | Lyons | Matteson | Melrose Park | Midlothian | Mokena | Morton Grove | Mount Greenwood | Mount Prospect | Naperville | Near North | Near West | New City | New Lenox | New Patch | Niles | Norridge | North Center | North Englewood | North Lawndale | Northbrook | Northfield | Northlake | Norwood Park | Oak Brook | Oak Forest | Oak Lawn | Oak Park | Ogden Park | Old Irving | Orland Park | Oswego | Palatine | Palos Heights | Palos Hills | Park Forest | Park Ridge | Pilsen | Plainfield | Prospect Heights | Richton Park | River Forest | Riverdale | Riverside | Rogers Park | Rolling Meadows | Romeoville | Roseland | Roselle | Rosemont | Schaumburg | Schiller Park | Skokie | South Chicago Heights | South Holland | South Loop | South Shore | Stickney | Streamwood | Summit Argo | Tinley Park | Uptown | Villa Park | Warrenville | Washington Heights | West Chicago | Westchester | Western Springs | Westmont | Wheaton | Wheeling | Will County | Willow Springs | Willowbrook | Wilmette | Winnetka | Wood Dale | Woodridge | Worth

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We are experienced professionals in all types of flooring and room remodeling. We respond quickly to your needs and help you decide on the best solution for your home. We serve the Greater Chicago Area and surrounding cities.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Unfinished wood flooring is flooring that has to be sanded, stained and finished during the installation. The end product of this flooring is an even and uniform look.
Pre-finished wood flooring is wood that has already been sanded, stained and finished. The finish is very durable on this floor. This type of flooring only has to be installed.
Engineered hardwood flooring is built up of layers of wood. It consists of three to ten layers, called plies that are glued together. This multi-ply structure gives the wood superior stability, which reduces concerns associated with shrinking and expanding with a temperature or humidity change. This type of flooring is mostly pre-finished.
Laminate flooring is a less expensive, plastic imitation of real hardwood flooring. Now, with technological advancements, laminate flooring looks more realistic and is better looking. These floors are now more durable, affordable and beautiful.
: Some materials that can be used for soundproofing are, cork, Enkasonic, Sika AcouBond System, and Acousti-Tech.

Cork is the most popular sound proofer. It is non-toxic, renewable and doesn’t support mold or mildew.

Enkasonic mats are made of nylon filaments. These filaments create a three-dimensional matrix. This mat can be used for both wood and concrete floor systems.

Sika AcouBond Systems consist of a mat that reduces walking sound on floor, easy to lay, the mat does not wear, reduces stress on the substrate and is suitable for most common types of wood floors.

Acousti-Tech is a sound proof mat that is made of 100% recyclable materials. It provides insulation, blocks cold from the sub-floor, increases the performance of underfoot heating and reflects the heat from the room to the floor to keep warmer, blocks the noise that goes to the lower levels and also has long term sustainability and performance.

Matte, Satin, Semi-Gloss, Gloss and High-Gloss

Matte: no shine

Satin: About 35% shine

Semi-Gloss: About 50% shine

Gloss: About 90% shine

High-Gloss: About 95% shine
Our Company uses two different types of finish, water and oil.
Oil finishes are the most popular. They also have different types of shine, matte, satin, semi-gloss, gloss, and high-gloss. Oil finish has an amber color. It fully dries after about 5-8 days.

For water finishes we use Loba finishes. Water finishes are waterborne polyurethane formulas for extreme wear resistance. Non-yellowing, dries in about 2-3 hours. Cure time is 50% after about 24 hours. Fully cured after about 5 days. (These are Loba’s times).

Polyurethane is the most common finish used for hardwood floors. The urethane is available at many stores and can be applied by spraying or rolling it on. It is also available in several gloss levels to give you the look you want. Polyurethane is durable finish and requires low maintenance. Many pre finished hardwood floors also have oxide added to the polyurethane for an additional protection against wear.
Visual changes in the color of the wood species caused by exposure to light, deprivation of light and air, or some chemical reaction. The change is very common among all hardwood floors. Maple, oak and other floor will have the same change due to lighting. This color change is common to wood types of products and any other products that are exposed to light for long periods of time. While we don’t typically notice it happening until we move something, it is still consistent and will always happen
This depends on how tame or active your pets are. The simple reality is that any floor can be adversely affected by a pet, through either scratches or stains from urine. Hardwood is more susceptible to scratches, so a larger pet with claws will have impact. Even tile, though nearly impervious to scratches, is vulnerable to staining because of grout line and having a potentially porous surface. As with any floor, to prevent stains from urine or other accidents, it is utmost importance to spot clean immediately at the site of the accident to maintain the floor through vigilant care the rest of the time. If you are providing good maintenance on the floor, it will retain its beauty for a longer period.
Removal of debris and dust – This is the number one cause of wear and tear on a floor. When dirt is ground into the floor from common household traffic it causes scratches since the abrasion actually acts like sandpaper on the flooring. All types of floors therefore must be swept as often as possible. A dry swifter or similar product is very helpful at removing this type of dust and debris. Sanitization cleaning – the steps required to wash the floor and provide the clean sanitized surface are things that are very specific to each floor. One key to remember is that wood base floors like hardwood, laminate and engineering are prone to moisture damage and over cleaning can cause problems with the floor.
We recommend to use Bona cleaning products.
Hardwood floors are refinished through a sand and refinish process. The floors must be sanded with a floor sanding machine to make the surface of the floor smooth again. Then a new wear layer must be applied to the floor to protect it from wear. Not all floors can be refinished, usually only solid hardwood floor can be considered for sanding and refinishing. Hardwood floors can be sanded and refinished as often as three four times in life time. The exact number depends upon the total thickness of the product.
: The basement is moist place. Make sure the flooring you choose is suitable for basement installation. The manufactures warranty will mention where it will or will not cover moisture damage. If you are not sure about your floor’s moisture level – you can take an extra precaution by using a moisture barrier.
There are no indoor hardwood flooring materials available that can be installed in a damp area. If you have a room that has an excess amount of moisture, you will first need to solve the moisture problem before can be installed. However there is some laminate flooring and engineering flooring which could be used in moist areas
A simple way to test a sub floor for moisture contents is to tape down a 1’ by 1’ Sheet of plastic to the sub floor and leave it for 24 hours. If, when removing the plastic, the sub floor looks darker or there are moisture droplets, additional testing is required before a new floor. Consult a professional.
Certain floors are made specifically for concrete sub floor installation. You may either glue down the flooring directly to sub floor or use floating floor installation. Just make sure the manufacturer of that flooring recommends the specific installation method use. Also plywood sub floor underlayment could be installed on concrete and then nail down a real hardwood floor to the plywood sub floor.
Building codes will vary from building to building and project to project. Many of the standard underlayment’s provided with laminate and wood floating floors do not meet Condo Codes. A cork underlayment is option for most of these projects. Sometimes a plywood sub floor is needed to be installed with a real solid hardwood floor.