Know more about our company, from the president of Vortex!


Vortex is proud to be one of the largest locally-owned and operated commercial flooring companies in Chicago.

Since 1989, Vortex has been a leading provider of commercial flooring products, installation, maintenance and design consultation services to a growing number of loyal customers throughout Chicagoland. From routine carpet repairs to complicated multi-floor construction projects, and everything in between, Vortex has consistently delivered quality flooring. Our unique team approach has earned the company a reputation for leading-edge flooring expertise, world-class service, and first-class products.


We’re not satisfied until you are.
If it’s possible, we make it happen.


At Vortex, we like to have fun, but when it comes to our workmanship, we take quality extremely seriously.


We invested in a showroom blocks from The Mart to provide our broad clientele convenient access to our service and expertise. No other commercial flooring contractor in Chicago can say that.


Every detail counts, all the way down to the transitions. Our technical advice is genuinely objective and totally free. No strings attached.


Our clients benefit from our national buying power as a member of StarNet Worldwide.


We offer LEED Accredited Professionals and Design consultants on staff.

Projects That Impress

  • Chicago, IL
  • 400,000 sq ft
  • E-commerce Marketplace
  • Shaw Carpet Tile, Mondo, Milliken LVT, and Armstrong VCT
  • Images Provided by Box Studios
  • Design Entry and Honorable Mention for Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring (click for details)
  • Chicago, IL
  • 35,000 sq ft
  • Digital Media and Streaming
  • Tandus Carpet Tile, Armstrong Tile, and Johnsonite Base
  • Images Provided by Eastlake Studio
  • Voted 2016 Chicago’s Coolest Office by Crain’s Chicago Business (click here for details)
  • Chicago, IL
  • 45,000 sq ft
  • Athletics, Corporate
  • Mohawk Carpet Tile, Tandus Centiva LVT, and Armstrong SDT
  • Images Provided by Eastlake Studio
  • Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Education, McAninch Arts Center
  • Antron Carpet Fiber, Antron, ARDEX Americas, Tarkett | Johnsonite, Mannington Commercial Carpet, and Tandus Centiva
  • Gold Winner Education, Bronze Winner People’s Choice – Design Awards – Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring (click here for details)
  • Chicago, IL
  • Parking Reservation Service


While many other companies have come and gone, we have made quality investments in our future growth by expanding our offices to include a designer showroom in the Chicago Loop.

Our Team
Our staff is the best in the country. Who voted? We did! Our design consultants assist our customers in creating interior solutions that meet the demands of today’s workplace environment – flooring products that are durable, sustainable, economical and practical, that maximize aesthetic value and functionality and ultimately that can be used longer with a reduced environmental footprint.
Superior Products & Service
For many years, Vortex has been a premiere member of INSTALL™ Chicago (International Standards and Training Alliance), offering the highest quality, most comprehensive training available for installers of a wide variety of flooring materials for the residential and commercial markets of Chicago & Northeast Illinois.
Elite Installation
Our INSTALL™ Chicago flooring mechanics are trained in an exhaustive four-year program that leaves no relevant issue unaddressed. From concrete moisture remediation & substrate preparation, to intricate installation techniques, graduates of this training have consistently been called upon to provide dependable, qualified labor to install the products of manufacturers of carpet, linoleum, vinyl and other resilient flooring, as well as hardwood and laminate flooring.
“You’d think you just walked into a hip Chicago loft space. From the geometric carpet laid atop hardwood flooring to the exposed duct work and brick walls, the office of Vortex Commercial Flooring isn’t your typical showroom. Even the shop’s location, in the heart of the Chicago Loop, is meant to buck the flooring industry’s whitewashed, industrial park aesthetic.”  From US Builders Review
“Vortex Commercial Flooring continues to gain more market share in Chicago and northern Illinois as a specified flooring dealership bringing superior product knowledge and expertise to a growing number of customers. Whether it’s a routine carpet repair or a complicated multifloor construction project, Vortex has earned a reputation for leading installations since 1989.”  From US Builders Review

Meet Our Team

Del Church
randy rich
Randy Rich
Bob Patrey
Executive Vice President
Ken Smith
Executive Vice President
Kristy Burlingame
Vice President, Managing Director of Chicago Showroom, LEED AP

Flooring matters.

It matters to you because it must look fantastic, wear well, and give a great return on investment. It matters to us because flooring is our life. It’s all we do. So we’re proud to have been trusted with many of the largest, most prestigious flooring contracts in and around Chicagoland since 1989.

We’re an employee-owned enterprise. That means every person on our staff cares about flooring because they have a stake in the business. We don’t buy yachts or ski chalets with our yearly profits, instead, we re-invest in what’s important to our business–things like equipment, training & technology that help us deliver the best flooring projects to market. It assures our clientele that we have the financial strength, stability and buying power needed to be successful. Plus, we work with the accredited management systems that make sure we deliver highly detailed plans and tightly controlled project management, with nothing left to chance.

If it’s to do with flooring, you can count on us. As Chicago’s leading flooring contractor, we can help you with everything from product specification, technical data, environmental initiatives and advice to supply, install, and maintain your floors for life. Take a look at our awards too. They say more than we can.

You can count on us your leading flooring contractor.


Vortex Commercial Flooring
Corporate office, accounting and warehouse
25 W Official Road, Addison, IL 60101
p: 630.458.8600
f: 630.458.8601

The Vortex Group
Chicago Loop, design showroom
162 N Franklin, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60606
p: 630.458.8600
f: 630.458.8601

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