Since 1999, we have been perfecting our skills in installing, remodeling and restoring hardwood, tile, carpet, cork, vinyl and more! We would be delighted to work with you in providing the best service for all your flooring needs all across the Puget Sound area. We specialize in residential, business complexes both large and small, and commercial buildings.
Design Creator is committed to excellence in quality service and client satisfaction. We want your remodel or new design experience to be enjoyable and seamless. Our team brings a vast knowledge in Hardwood, Tile, Carpet, Vinyl, Marmoleum, Cork and Counter Tops. We will come to you for a shop at home convenience or visit our show room by appointment only. Design Creator is dependable, loyal and will back our quality installation with a guarantee! We deliver on commitments and are all about excellence and our client’s experience.
Solid Hardwood Flooring
Solid hardwood flooring has come a long way since the traditional Red Oak and Pine. You now have access to a wide variety of species including Amber, Ash, Maple, Walnut, White Oak and more. Combine one of these choices with your preferred stain finish, and the opportunities are endless. The beauty of solid hardwood floors is that they can be custom-designed in the styles and size that you prefer. For example, some planks can be up ten feet long while some styles are two feet long. Solid Hardwood can last between 30 to 50 years if maintained properly. We recommend refreshing older hardwoods by refinishing or re-coating them, which aides to their longevity, beauty and appeal. Feel free to ask us any questions about hardwood flooring.
Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Once installed, an engineered wood floor can be difficult to distinguish from solid hardwood flooring. Even though both types of wood floors bring out the timeless look that comes with using natural wood, their construction is very different. Engineered flooring can be used just about anywhere, from basements to bathrooms, and it’s designed to resist moisture and extreme temperature changes. Engineered hardwood flooring comes in many designs and styles with a wide range of selections, including eco-friendly choices that will meet all of your interior needs. When installing engineered hardwood, underlayment is a required part of the installation process, due to a "floated" or "free-floating" installation method, where the floor is not actually attached to the sub-floor.
Deep Cleaning for Your Hardwood Floors
Regular maintenance isn't always enough to cut through ground-in dirt on your hardwood floors. The Bona Deep Clean System is the quickest and easiest way to remove all the grime, dirt and build-up on your hardwood floors. With our certified specialists, it’s easy and simple to protect your investment, leaving you with fresh, beautiful hardwood floors. It’s Simple – no need to vacate your home, and furniture can be replaced immediately or cleaned around! It’s Safe – made specifically for hardwood, Bona Deep Clean has no harsh chemicals and is GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certified. It’s Smart – protect your hardwood floor investment and keep your floors looking their best!
There are infinite possibilities in tile choice for your home. With such a wide variety available, you can be as creative or simple as you like. Select from natural stones such as Granite, Slate, Marble, Sandstone, Onyx, or Travertine. You can give your floors a distinctive elegance with a natural stone, as it is naturally formed with no two pieces looking exactly alike. Porcelain and Ceramic tiles are popular in either glazed or unglazed styles, chosen for durability and beauty. Enhance your kitchen, bathroom and entryways with new life. Create a beautiful backsplash in the kitchen or shower using creative mosaics, or mix and match colorful tiles generating dynamic color schemes and texture. Be creative with colorful glass, mosaic, and metal tiles that add original expression to your projects. Showmanship, durability, and ease of maintenance of tile products add value to any home or business.
Carpets provide warmth and comfort to any home or business. Did you know that carpet actually retains warm air longer, actually enhancing the energy conservation of your space? It cushions our feet and minimizes slips and falls that can cause injury. Carpets help absorb sound making a room quieter and more peaceful. Today's carpets offer a wide variety of choices in style, fiber compositions and color. Textures, colors and patterns of the carpet can complement any room and provide succulent contrast with furniture patterns and window treatments. Easy-care features of today's advanced stain resistant carpets allow you to enjoy a beautiful floor for many years. Contrary to claims that people with asthma or allergies should avoid carpet, the reality is carpets can have a positive effect to air quality. Gravity causes pollen, dust and pet dander to fall to the floor, where carpet fibers can trap these particles and keep them from circulating in the air. Proper cleaning removes dust and allergens from your carpet.
Cork flooring is an all-natural product procured by the bark of a Cork Oak tree. The bark of a Cork Oak tree regenerates after being harvested, leaving the tree intact and unharmed with each harvest, which makes cork flooring one the most environmentally friendly options. Cork flooring is softer underfoot and can be an ergonomically friendly option aiding in less impact to back, hips and knees. Cork maintains a warmer temperature due to its non-conductors of heat/cold. Cork also absorbs vibrations and direct impact, which is a great acoustical alternative for studios or entertainment rooms. It’s moisture tolerant too, so it can be installed in a kitchen or bathroom. We custom manufacture cork stairs, thresholds, reducers and moldings. Also, another added benefit to cork flooring is it is anit=allergenic, meaning that it is capable of repelling bugs, mites and mold. You are not limited in your design and interior creativity either with cork flooring, as there is a wide variety of patterns and color combinations to choose from.
Underlayment or underlay generally refers to a thin layer of cushioning made of materials such as sponge rubber, foam, felt, a combination of foam/filmed, and cork. When choosing an underlayment for your new flooring, it is important to use only the type offered or approved by the manufacturer of your particular flooring choice. Underlayment is used to absorb some typical minor imperfections in the sub-floor; it helps to deaden sound and slightly softens the feel when walking on the floor. Underlayment is required for any installation of laminate flooring or engineered wood flooring. Because this type of flooring is installed using a “floated,” or “free-floating,” method, the floor itself is not actually attached to the sub-floor.
What is Marmoleum? It’s a linoleum that has some unique characteristics compared to that of your traditional vinyl/linoleum flooring. Marmoleum is all-natural, eco-friendly, and certified as asthma and allergy friendly. Dust and dirt will not easily adhere to it, which makes the floor easier to clean. Also, anti-static properties of Marmoleum reduce electric shock. Design possibilities are never-ending with this product. There are over 150 colors, inserts and boarders to select from. You can develop a unique design that is all yours or simply stay with a more contemporary look. Marmoleum is the floor covering of choice in many hospitals, and is recommended by medical professionals for people with respiratory disorders.
Counter tops have become one of the focal points when is comes to remodeling or building your new kitchen or bathroom. With the help of local suppliers, Design Creator has access to a wide variety of counter top styles including granite, marble, butcher block, quartz, tile and more! Design Creator is dedicated to helping you create and bring life back in to your kitchen or bathrooms with new counter tops. Design Creator is here to help you find the perfect counter tops for you and your home.
As a Bona Certified Craftsman, we are committed to providing you with a great experience in servicing your hardwood floors and building strong and long-lasting relationships with all of our flooring customers! We want your experience to be so remarkable that you would choose to become a hardwood floor customer for life! This unique philosophy is our reassurance to you that we will help you preserve the beauty and performance of your hardwood floors throughout their lifetime by gladly sharing our experience and expertise to help you maintain a beautiful hardwood floor.
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Stan MillerSales and Project Manager
Vladimir Poddubny, Owner, formed Design Creators LLC in 1999 and is the innovator behind the company’s success. He and his family are long time residents of Mukilteo. He brings over 25 years of experience and expertise to the flooring business. His experience in European design product and installation, expertise in all aspects of flooring, experienced in fabrication and manufacturing of wood flooring, along with his leadership, drive and motivation have made Design Creators a success. Vladimir is committed to quality & excellence and overall customer satisfaction. We believe we are only as successful as our customers are happy.
Stan Miller, Sales and Project Manager, is a long time resident of the Seattle area since 1985, a veteran of the U.S Navy, father and grandfather. Stan has over 25 plus years of experience in the residential flooring & tile industry, along with several years of experience in water restoration. He brings his vast knowledge and experience working with hardwood, tile, vinyl and carpet to Design Creators LLC. His product and installation knowledge provides expertise like no other. Stan delivers on commitments, and is committed to quality & excellence. Customer satisfaction is top priority!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can hardwood flooring installation be done over radiant heat?
Yes, engineered & long strip hardwood floors are good for installing over a radiant heated concrete slab. The slab surface must never exceed 85 degrees F in temperature. Turn off heat and wait until the floor has reached room temperature before installing over a radiant heated floor. Turn the heat to the previous setting after installing the hardwood floor.
Can hardwood flooring installation be done over concrete slab?
Engineered & long strip hardwood floors can be installed over concrete slabs. Solid hardwood is not a suitable option. To prepare for installation, the concrete slab must be cured for 60 – 70 days, free of structural defects, clean and dry with no moisture problems. When testing for moisture, Design Creator suggests utilizing the industry-standard calcium chloride test or the Tramex Moisture Encounter (5 max). Note: All 3/8″ solid products may be glued to a concrete slab using approved glue and sealant system. Light-weight concrete that has a dry density of 100 pounds or less per cubic foot is not suitable for hardwood floors.
Can I wet mop a Hardwood floors?
Never wet mop a hardwood floor. This may permanently damage the hardwood floor surface. Use Floor Care Essentials Hard Surface Products to clean and protect your hardwood floor. Always apply the Floor Care Cleaner directly to the terry cloth flooring mop, not the floor.
Can I wax Hardwood floors?
No wax, no mess. Hardwood floors are very easy to maintain. Simply use Floor Care Essentials Hard Surface Cleaner and a specialty terry cloth flooring mop available from your local flooring store.
What type of tile do I use for kitchen counter tops or vanity tops?
A great variety of glazed tiles are used for counter tops, but Design Creator recommends only specific tiles. These tiles are double glazed or glazes fired at higher temperatures, such as glazes on vitreous and porcelain bodies. High-gloss glazes tiles are not recommended because they will scratch under normal kitchen counter top use. Most tiles are all right to use on vanity tops, except the softest glazes tiles, because of more gentle use.
What are carpet care best practices?
Preventative Care: we recommend walk-off mats be used at all entrances; install a pad to give your carpet better resilience underfoot; heavy furniture should be moved occasionally to prevent permanently crushing the carpet; and protect your carpet from prolonged periods of direct sunlight with window treatments.
Regular Vacuuming: we recommend vacuuming your carpet on a regular basis thoroughly and frequently, particularly in high-traffic carpet areas.
Overall Cleaning on a Regular Basis: we recommend your carpet be professionally cleaned using steam cleaning every 12 to 18 months.
Where do I use ceramic unglazed tile?
Unglazed ceramic tile is recommended for most exterior horizontal floor applications, interior applications subject to standing water such as shower floors or very high traffic floors.
What do I need to do after marmoleum floor is installed?
You can use your new marmoleum floor right away. Wait at least 5 days after floor installation before performing any “wet” cleaning, moving heavy furniture on the floor, sweeping or dry vacuuming the floor. This gives the adhesive time to cure and become more resistant to moisture and indentation.