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Vinyl Flooring Showroom Baltimore Maryland
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Vinyl is part of the flooring industry family called Resilient Floors. Resilient floors have evolved significantly from the days of "Oil Cloth Floor Covering". Oil Cloth was actually a canvas like material and designs were painted on it by hand and eventually by machine. The canvas like material was replaced by a felt backing on which designs were printed by machines using enamel paint. Linoleum was discovered quite by accident. In the1850's, a man named Frederick Walton left a can of paint uncovered. The linseed oil in the paint rose to the top and formed a rubbery surface. Walton experimented with it eventually adding cork and color pigments to oxidize linseed oil to create linoleum. Linoleum was a great, long lasting floor covering. While several companies made linoleum, Armstrong was the largest and had the ability to create wonderful patterns. Armstrong had one pattern simply known as 5352. Supposedly, if you laid end to end all the 5352 ever made, it would create a 6 foot wide path that would encircle the equator six times. The downside of linoleum was that it needed to be scrubbed and waxed frequently.

In the early 1960's, consumers were demanding "no wax" flooring. Vinyl gets its name from its formal name - polyvinylchloride. Once again, Armstrong led the industry in developing vinyl floor covering but other manufacturers such as Congoleum, Mannington, Tarkett, and a few others joined the vinyl floor frenzy. Unfortunately, these manufacturers became complacent in their styling and by the 1990's, vinyl flooring became very ho hum. About that time, a new flooring product from Europe called Laminate entered the U.S. market. Its popularity grew by leaps and bounds and it took a huge bite out of the vinyl and resilient floors part of our industry. Resilient's market share dropped so low that many of us thought it would just fade away in a year or two.

resilient flooring baltimore mdBut there was a savior, actually two. Luxury Vinyl Tile known as LVT was imported from Europe. One of the first brands was Karndean from England. If anything in our industry has surpassed laminate floors for growth, it is LVT. It took almost no time for American manufacturers jumped on board the LVT train. The styles and patterns are incredible. In our show room, we have to tell customers what they think is ceramic or hardwood, is actually LVT.

There are still many customers who want sheet material for their kitchens and family rooms. Fiberglass backing was developed for no wax vinyl floors making it easier and faster to install and with no seams in most rooms. The manufacturers have really stepped up their styling. While the majority of LVT is wood-looking planks or ceramic tile and stone, new sheet vinyl flooring offers a full array of styles and designs. LVT and fiberglass back vinyl sheet materials have caused an incredible rebound for the resilient floor industry.

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Remember earlier we talked about linoleum? It's Back! Linoleum is no longer manufactured in the United States. We are importing it from Europe...Belgium to be exact and it is better than ever. Why better? If you are into saving the planet, linoleum is the greenest product in the entire floor covering industry. It has a new no wax surface. Designers love Marmoleum because it has over 100 colors and incredible design possibilities. If you have visited a new or newly renovated hospital lately, take a look at the beautiful designs down the hallways. That's Marmoleum.

Our Brands

armstrong vinyl flooring baltimore marylandFor more than 100 years, Armstrong is a name that has been synonymous with quality flooring whether it be linoleum, sheet vinyl, vinyl tile or all the sundry materials. When Armstrong says, "For every person, for every personality there is an Armstrong floor" it is true. The relationship between Armstrong and Carpet One has always been strong but grew even stronger this year. Armstrong has broken with a 100 year tradition of only selling their products through local wholesalers and now sells to Carpet One members on a direct basis.

At Arcade Carpet One, we are proud that our relationship with Armstrong dates back 72 years. We were the first Armstrong Floor Fashion Center in the United States.

mannington vinyl floors baltimore marylandMannington is a very large family owned flooring manufacturer located in Salem, New Jersey. Knowing that is important because Mannington is the heart of that town. Almost everyone there is affected one way or another by Mannington and they are part of the company. There is this sense of pride in what they do and they want to do it better than anyone else. Sandy Mishkin, who was President of Carpet One at the time, once said of Mannington, "They are the company that loves to say "yes"". Arcade Carpet One proudly carries the entire line of Mannington Resilient Floors.


karndean vinyl flooring baltimore mdArcade Carpet One Floor and Home of Baltimore, Maryland, is proud of its affiliation with one of the world's finest manufacturers of vinyl flooring. As one of their Premier Dealers here in Central Maryland, we offer and show many of the Karndean array of styles and components. Our installers are factory trained to provide our customers with floors of outstanding natural beauty.

vinyl floors baltimore mdEstablished since 1973, Karndean International is the leading global producer of design flooring. The home office is based in Evesham, UK with other offices in key locations worldwide. The international team helps bring together the very best and the most experience people in the industry, to offer award winning products and outstanding service.

With Karndean, beauty is much more than skin deep. Its durable construction makes it perfectly suitable for commercial installations. Many department stores around the nation and around the world feature Karndean floors in numerous high traffic departments.

verostone vinyl flooring baltimore md VeroStone, a Carpet One exclusive product made for us by Armstrong, looks so much like real stone, you cannot even tell by touching it and that is because it is 75% real stone. Not only is it available in the popular sizes of 16" X 16" and 12" X 24" but a beautiful modular pattern as well. VeroStone can be installed with or without grout lines. And the best part... it is very reasonably priced.

forbo vinyl flooring baltimore mdForbo Linoleum is the natural design floor that is available in a wide variety of colors and structures. But it is also available in different forms: The material is available in an inspiring 2 meter wide sheet selection. More decorative use can be achieved with the Marmoleum tile collection. Marmoleum Click also offers many combinations in an easy to install product with the well known Click-system.

Linoleum sheet
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Within Linoleum sheet you will find inspiration from a balanced selection of colors of the newest Marmoleum products. The 2 meters wide natural product will help design your home.
Marmoleum click
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Marmoleum Click is a product that laminates the original Marmoleum product on HDF panels and cork to create an easy to use natural product. It comes in panels approximately 12" X 36" . Panels and squares come in 21 beautiful colors that can be easily combined to create your own unique decorative floor.
Marmoleum tiles
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Marmoleum tiles are available in 30 colors. The sizes are approximately 12" X 12" and 18" X 18" and give you great designer freedom to create your own unique look at home, especially when combined with decorative additional elements available in this natural product.

Carpet One Warranties

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120 day Beautiful Guarantee
25 year Wear through warranty
25 year Fade, Stain, & Discolor warranty
25 year Rip, Tear, Gouge, & Indent warranty
Life of the floor Installation warranty
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90 day Beautiful Guarantee
20 year Wear through warranty
20 year Fade, Stain & Discolor warranty
20 year Rip, Tear, Gouge & Indent warranty
Life of the floor Installation warranty
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60 day Beautiful Guarantee
15 year Wear through warranty
15 year Fade, Stain & Discolor warranty
15 year Rip, Tear, Gouge & Indent warranty
Life of the floor Installation warranty
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30 day Customer Satisfaction
(materials replacement)
10 year Wear through warranty
10 year Fade, Stain & Discolor warranty
10 year Rip, Tear, Gouge & Indent warranty
Life of the floor Installation warranty
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