GC Floors, hardwood floors installation
About our company
 
My name is George Costiuc, and as the owner of GCFlooring, Corp. I am proud to say that we have been providing quality flooring services for the Chicagoland area and suburbs since 1992. Our dedicated and professional employees are committed to doing their jobs efficiently and correctly. They have many years of experience in the flooring business and this shows in the work that they do. Most of our new customers are referrals from other satisfied clients.
Hardwood floors add beauty, elegance and value to any home. We offer a variety of services that range from installation of completely new flooring to refinishing old flooring. We offer a large selection of hardwoods including Oak, Maple and Cherry, as well as more exotic woods, pre finished flooring, and tiles. We offer a large variety of finishes that can be customized to provide you with the floor of your dreams. Whether you need flooring work done in your entire home or just in one room, GCFlooring is the company for you.
 
Hardwood Floors
Laminate Floors
Engineered Floors
Solid hardwood floors come in a wide range of dimensions and woods. Oak, Maple, Cherry, Mahogany and Walnut are just a few of the many hardwoods that we work with. Plank sizes range from the most common width of 2 ¼” all the way up to 8 ¼” wide planks. Planks 4” wide and up need special installation, they must be glued and nailed.
Hardwood floors are a classic and elegant choice for any home. They are very durable and a new floor can be refinished many times. At GC Flooring we excel in installation of new flooring. Installation is always efficient. We recommend hardwood flooring for houses and most condominiums. Hardwood floors are very easy to clean and are a much better choice than carpet for people with allergies. Hardwood floors will never go out of style, and add great resale value to any home.
Laminate flooring is a wood composite with a screened picture of flooring on top that mimics the look of wood. Unlike engineered flooring, laminate flooring cannot be refinished and does not contain any real hardwood. Laminate flooring has a low price, quick and easy installation, and is very low maintenance. With the new glue-less methods, laminate flooring usually snaps together and is installed over an existing subfloor, which makes it very convenient and creates a minimal mess. Laminate flooring is available in a wide variety of colors and finishes to suit any taste. Laminate flooring is especially popular for use in kitchens because of its extreme durability and easy cleanup.
I recommend laminate flooring for people who would like the look of hardwood floors but are on a budget.

Engineered flooring differs from traditional hardwood flooring in that it is planks which are composed of wood particles with a layer of hardwood flooring on top. One of the advantages of engineered flooring is that is very convenient as the wood comes sanded at stained. Engineered flooring takes less time to install than traditional hardwood flooring because it can be glued directly onto cement or cork, or it can be nailed or glued to plywood. Flooring can be walked on the next day after installation
Engineered flooring comes in a wide variety of colors and sizes, just like traditional hardwood flooring. Engineered flooring is especially good for high rises, where people want the look of hardwood flooring but don’t have the time or can’t have mess and noise of installation. Because it is glued directly onto cork or soundproofing material the floor level will not be as high as with traditional hardwood flooring.
Some of the brands of engineered flooring we work with are Mirage and Bruce. 
Commercial Floors
Eco Friendly Floors
Tile Floors
Commercial flooring is a very durrable,mostly for companies like stores,restaurants,schools,factories.They are made from different materials and different companies,so our customer can choose.Bellow there are kids of floors we make for our clients:
Rubber Tile & Rubber Sheet Flooring
Vinyl
VCT
LVT
Linoleum
Cork
SDT
Bio-based Tile
Stone
Slate & Onyx
Travertine
Granite
Rubber
Eco friendly flooring is becoming very popular right now as people are becoming more concerned about the environment. Options for eco friendly flooring range from using sustainable woods such as bamboo, to using hardwoods that come through specific retailers that guarantee that the chain of production doesn’t hurt the environment. Also, there are options to use low VOC glues and finishes when installing eco friendly flooring.
Why choose tile for your home? Ceramic and porcelain tiles are versatile, durable and stylish. Choose from hundreds of colors and styles to make any room look its best. From wood-look to polished to contemporary to the timeless look of stone, Floor & Decor has the perfect tile for every look. You’ll find sizes ranging from traditional 12x12 to large format and rectangular tile. Also you can put tiles which look like stone,wood,marble,ceramic and many more.
Selection Criteria
Recognizing Quality
It would be easy to believe that all hardwood floors are the same. There are so many brands and manufacturers of flooring on the market, and all promise quality.  But if you learn what really constitutes quality, you’ll know what you’re looking at and you’ll see that only a few brands remain. Dare to compare…
Uniformity
Lay down a few boards and assemble them. The tongues and grooves should fit perfectly and easily together. Check the floor yourself for uniformity by running your hand over the surface to make sure it’s even, indicating a precise cut. Irregular spacing between the boards leaves room for dirt and grime.
Finishes
The quality and durability of a finish is not determined by the number of coats, but rather by the quality of the material and the application procedure used. Applying a protective coat in factory and drying it under ultraviolet light is a popular method that has proven its worth. There are ways to tell whether a product has a good factory finish. For example, the stain should reach to the bottom of the joint to ensure a uniform color. Finish should also be applied in the joints so they don’t absorb dirt and water, which would quickly darken. Make sure the color is consistent from one box to another. Lighter woods are more likely to change color or turn yellow from the effect of intense light or the sun’s rays. To reduce and slow discoloration, some manufacturers mix a UV treatment directly into their finish. An antimicrobial agent can also be added to the finish. This treatment provides a more hygienic environment and a floor that is easier to clean.
Imperfections
Know how to recognize unusual imperfections. It’s normal and even pleasant to see some healthy knots and mineral marks in the wood. These characteristics don’t affect the quality of the floor, and actually make it look more real. However, some manufacturers let a percentage of manufacturing or finishing defects slip through, reducing the quality of the final product.
“V” Joints
Once assembled, prefinished hardwood floor boards form a “V” joint. The V joint should be as small and as uniform as possible to hide imperfections in the subfloor. This will also prevent premature wear on board edges and make it easier to move furniture without damaging the wood or the finish. If the joint is too deep, dirt and dust will accumulate and your floor will be harder to maintain.
Warranty
Varnishes applied after installation are much less wear resistant than factory finishes, and only the application is guaranteed. Prefinished floors, on the other hand, are finished with multiple coatings applied in ideal conditions and dried under ultraviolet light, and are generally guaranteed for 15, 25, or 30 years. These finishes are exceptionally durable. If you follow the maintenance procedures, they will last far beyond the warranty.
An Old-fashioned Look
Some manufacturers use a variable staining process to recreate the authentic look of our old-fashioned floors. They use a coloring technique that simulates wear on wide planks featuring large knots without affecting quality. These floors go perfectly with either an antique or modern look.
Make your choice!
Wood flooring comes in a wide range of colors, species, and designs. It’s all a matter of taste, but a wood floor is for life. That’s why it’s so important to choose carefully. Talk to a number of experts for advice on the type of flooring that’s best for you.
Color
A stained floor gives a unique feel to each room. But be sure to select stains that will match different decors, since your wood floor will outlast any trend in home fashion. With prefinished hardwood floors, you can choose to install different colored boards to frame a room or accent a particular feature of your decor in a contrasting color.
Gloss
There are three main glosses on the market:
High gloss: A very bright, smooth finish that tends to highlight scratches or marks of any kind and makes dirt and dust more visible.
Semi-gloss: This medium-bright finish is the standard for prefinished hardwood floors.
Low gloss: More and more popular, low gloss finish minimizes the appearance of scratches and marks. It stays looking new longer than glossy finishes.
Species
Each species of wood has its own grain, color, and veining. Your choice of species depends on your personal preferences and the effect you want to achieve. The most popular species are oak and maple, followed by birch, ash, beech, cherry, and walnut. Exotic, deluxe woods are also available, such as Brazilian cherry, mahogany, sapele and tigerwood, which are very warm in color and extremely hard. For home use, the hardness factor is not really a serious issue. It is also important not to choose a species from pictures — ask to see a sample.
Grade
Grading is a means of rating boards according to variations in the wood’s natural color. For example, “select & better” grade woods are more uniform in color than “exclusive” or “traditional” grade, which presents greater, more pronounced natural color variation. To understand the grading system, compare two samples of the same species with different grades. Also ask to compare a number of boards from the same box to check the grading and manufacturing. For some manufacturers, products graded in the third category are not guaranteed and may have manufacturing and finishing defects.
Positioning
Your wood flooring should ideally be installed in opposite direction of your subfloor joists. But you should also consider the shape and size of the room. For example, installing the boards lengthwise may make a long room look even longer, and it may be more flattering to lay the boards diagonally. If you like an original look but still have more traditional tastes, try a “herringbone” design.
Width
Boards are generally available in standard widths of 2-1/4", 2-1/2", and 3-1/4". Wider widths are becoming more and more popular, some up to 5" in width. Your choice will depend on the effect you want to create. Narrower boards make a room look longer, while wider boards make it appear shorter. Remember, however, that a tight grained wood like maple expands more with humidity, which may make narrower boards preferable for some uses.
Accessories
Installing a hardwood floor usually requires much more than just prefinished hardwood boards. You’ll surely need edgings, stair nosings, and moldings to join with the walls. Make sure you can get these basic accessories in the same stain and gloss as your flooring. Ask retailers if they have all the accessories needed for the complete installation of a prefinished hardwood floor.




Commercial

Residential

Repair

Commertial floors are designed for companies,big buildings,factories,stores,restaurants,schools,offices.Material is more durrable for big traffic and heavy ussage.
Residential floors are designed .for homes. We make floors in rooms,kitchens,bathrooms,basements.We provide beautiful hardwood floors,laminate,ceramic,stone,marble and many more to choose from.
We provide refinishing existing floors,damaged floors.Usually,sanding,patching,repairing,painting,staining.They will look like bran new.No difference. Our service is for your satisfaction.
Bring your old floor back to life…and be amazed by the results!! Allow us to sand your existing floor to remove years of wear and tear. We finish all our floors with 3 coats of water base non-toxic finish which dries in hour. GC Floor Sanding will move and protect all furniture and fully clean upon completion.

 Satisfaction Guaranteed!