About Us

FCA Flooring Specialists Since 1976 

With carpet and flooring stores conveniently located in the southern and western suburbs of Chicago, shopping is easy at Floor Covering Associates (FCA). Our stores are located in Shorewood, Naperville, Kankakee, and St. Charles in Illinois and Merrillville Indiana. Whether you are looking for turnkey service or material only you’ll discover terrific values and factory-direct pricing; plus special financing offers with approved credit. 

We invite you to browse through a complete selection of carpet, flooring, and interior furnishings, featuring America’s top brands of carpeting, waterproof flooring, hardwood, ceramic, porcelain and stone tile, Karastan, Nourison, and Sphinx area rugs, Wellborn kitchen, and bath cabinets, Hunter Douglas blinds and shades, Marge Carson upholstered goods, and many other fine lines of carpet, flooring and home furnishings. 

Whether you are a homeowner, an independent designer, or a contractor at FCA you’ll meet and work with accredited and knowledgeable specialists who’ll help you make just the right choice for you. 

So, if you’re in a “fix-up” mood, visit one of our stores and give your home the look and feel that you want. 

We promise that you’ll enjoy the experience. 

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Our Mission

At Floor Covering Associates, our goal is to be the best carpet, flooring, and home furnishing company in the business by helping our customers find and install the specific flooring solution of their dreams. To do this, we approach customer service with professionalism, enthusiasm, pride and an empowered “whatever it takes” attitude.

Message from Robert A. Hill – Founder and Chairman

“What started as a carpet store with only two employees in 1976 has grown to be one of the top floor covering businesses in the country. Floor Covering Associates is ranked among the top 20 U.S. retailers in Floor Covering Weekly’s annual Top 50 Retailers list,” says Robert A. Hill, Founder and Chairman.

“We pride ourselves in all aspects of our operations, from in-home measuring, finding the right products to suit our customer’s needs, providing free product samples, and delivering excellent installation services from our team of skilled professionals.”

“Not all flooring is created equal, our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to help you navigate through all of our flooring and home furnishing options to find the best solution for your needs, lifestyle, and budget. We’re so confident you’ll be pleased with our fast, friendly, and professional service, we know you’ll become a customer for life!”

Michelle Allott – Vice President

Michelle is a certified Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer with the NKBA and has over 20 years of experience in Interior Design and sales. She brought her award-winning design skills to FCA in 2009 and was quickly drawn to the company culture, environment and opportunity. She loves working with clients on all types of projects, making their dreams attainable. Her vibrant personality and positive outlook have resulted in hundreds of long-term client relationships and thousands of successful projects. Michelle’s motto, “a beautiful thing is never perfect,” reflects her belief that design isn’t about idealization, but a reflection of the personality, style, and interests of her clients.

In her current role as Vice-President, she supports a team of dedicated designers, sales associates, installation professionals, and support staff. She is passionate about creating a productive culture for clients and employees, helping to achieve a collaborative environment to design and complete home improvement projects. While this role is challenging, the reward of making clients happy, helping employees grow to their full potential, and being a driving force in FCA’s success as a National Top 25 Specialty Flooring Retailer, is worth it. In her personal life, she enjoys traveling with her husband and never says “no” when her granddaughter asks, “Glamma, can we make cookies?”