Our New Showroom | Building Update 4.0

In January 2018, Derry and Sherri purchased the old H&E Litho offset printing company building along route 322. Within 12 months, they renovated almost the entire space to make it ready for D&S Flooring’s warehouse, offices, showroom, and parking space.

Here’s a photographic tour of the new showroom space.

FOYER

As you walk in, make yourself comfortable and refresh yourself with some free and delicious coffee!

 

HARDWOOD

On the left side of our showroom as customers traverse the porcelain-tile path, they will find our hardwood flooring displays. We have products from LM Flooring, Mirage Flooring, Somerset, Chesapeake, Mannington, Shaw Floors, Kraus, and other companies for customers to see and feel with their own hands. Some of these products are even installed underfoot.

TILE

With more varieties of tile than we’ll detail here, customers can get an up-close look and feel of a variety of products installed on the floor as well as displayed on racks from companies including Daltile, Marazzi, Shaw, Interceramic, Artisan, Chesapeake, American Olean, Glazzio, and Conestoga Tile to name a few.

Some up-close shots of the different types of tile installed on our showroom floor.

COMMERCIAL ROOM

In addition to residential solutions, we offer a number of options of commercial grade vinyl, linoleum, and carpet products. Customers can access a wide variety of choices in our dedicated commercial space.

 

CARPET ROOM

With three different products installed on the floor with our charity carpet pad and a large number of displays, customers can get a real feel and look at their carpet options up close. Take a soft walk through this room and your hands on products from Mohawk, Shaw Floors, and Anderson Tuftex.

Here’s a shot of the installed carpet up close as well as some more up-close shots of our carpet displays.

VINYL ROOM

The most popular hard surface product in the US, vinyl flooring has a number of looks and types, and we’ve installed a bunch of them on our floors for our customers to be inspired. Check out both glue-down and floating LVP as well as sheet vinyl from a number of manufacturers in our vinyl room including Tarkett, Coretec, Mannington, Shaw, Karndean, Congoleum, Armstrong, and Nova floors.

Here are some close-up shots of vinyl products installed as well as some of our favorite vinyl flooring displays.

Considering LVP?

5 Things You May Not Have Known

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1st Thing

Resilient Luxury Vinyl Plank or LVP and linoleum are two different products! Sheet vinyl often gets mistaken for linoleum and linoleum for sheet vinyl. The big difference between the two is their composition. Vinyl is an oil-based product while linoleum is plant-based (linseed oil, pine tar resin, wood flour, natural pigments, and jute for the backing). Go green! Another big difference is the style or look of vinyl. In terms of design versatility, linoleum is limited to a linear or marbled pattern whereas vinyl can mimic any type of flooring or design because its look is printed on the material by a machine.

2nd Thing

Your high quality LVPs today will come with a very strong wear layer made out of urethane that’s been cured using ultraviolet light. This process actually creates a chemical reaction that makes the urethane a very hard surface. Armstrong Flooring has come out with their Diamond Ten coating which actually has cultured diamonds in the urethane coating making it even stronger and resistant to wear over time. Other methods include adding silicone oxide or aluminum oxide to the UV urethane coating to increase longevity as well.

3rd Thing

To increase the dimensional stability of LVP, manufacturers have begun adding limestone to its composition. Armstrong Flooring has an LVP product line called rigid core, and US Floors has their Coretec line with limestone in their makeup. This type of LVP is perfect for a hunting cabin, for example, where the temperature can vary from 22 to 104 degrees. Despite the vast temperature change, this type of LVP is dimensionally stable which means it won’t expand or shrink.

4th Thing

LVP is 100% waterproof which means the flooring material itself won’t absorb water. Thanks to the engineering of LVP locking systems, water spilled (and dried up quickly) won’t reach your subfloor due to the maintained surface tension across the joints between pieces. To be clear, both glue-down and floating LVP, however, are not a 100% waterproof barrier to your subfloor. In the case of flooding, they will not protect what’s underneath from getting wet and absorbing water.

5th Thing

LVP is a super low maintenance product. It doesn’t require re-sealing, refinishing, or an expensive vacuum cleaner to keep it looking amazing. It’s total life span is shorter than a solid hardwood floor, but during the 30+ years of your LVP, the daily regimen will mostly just include dry sweeping up the dirt and grit followed by a swiffer cleaning using a hard surface cleaning solution.