By, Susan Heckler
I don’t know about you but when I go in to those big box home improvement stores, I am like a rat in a maze. I can’t find anything, including someone to help me, and there are projects that I need more advice than help.
My latest issue is flooring. My 1971 home has 20-year-old carpet and I am at a loss of wheretogoandwhattodo. Ivisitedtheorangeapronsandwalkedoutdazedandmore confused than when I entered. I am also a big advocate of shopping local and supporting small businesses so the big box is never a draw for me. A friend suggested I visit East Windsor Flooring as she had a great experience.
This place is huge! The selection was astounding. This family owned business is older than I am, begun in 1957. They opened in East Windsor in 1971 and the current owner is the 3rd generation in the business. I find when someone owns and operates a family legacy, they take extreme pride in what they do (kind of like Grandpa looking over your shoulder). In speaking to Jonathan and Samantha , the family owner and cousin I had the pleasure to work with, they are proud of their customer service.
What I loved was in the short time I waited for help, I observed a young couple with kids in baby seats and strollers selecting flooring for their first home. I overheard them telling Jonathan that they are the 3rd generation of customers in their family and they were laughing how Jonathan’s grandfather helped Steven’s grandmother many years ago. Call me sentimental!
They guarantee their installations and their installers are their own employees, not a subcontractor. The plus of that is one party takes responsibility for your job. Great plus.
So even though they are not a huge publicly traded corporation, their 20,000-sq. foot showroom and impeccable reputation has allowed them to buy in bulk and get great competitive pricing which gets handed down to you. They keep a very large inventory which allows for quicker installation (and immediate satisfaction!) Jonathan asked a bunch of lifestyle questions which led him to my taste and what type of flooring best suits my home and family. They carry a wide array of carpet, ceramic, hardwood including the exotic woods, laminates, vinyl,
cork & bamboo.
And once your new flooring is down, check out their Hunter Douglas window treatments to add the finishing touch to your new look.
So, meet my new best friend Jonathan Block, my go-to for flooring and design advice. Not to worry, I will share. He can be found at 405 Route 130 in East Windsor (609)443-6999 http://eastwindsorflooring.com/