CARLYLE - The Floor Store is southeast Saskatchewan’s source for flooring, blinds and paint, and has won Best of Estevan Awards for the top flooring and best blinds multiple times.
Deanna and Chris Tarnes are the owners of The Floor Store, with locations in Carlyle and Estevan, and are proud to offer specialized experience in the flooring sector.
The Estevan shop employs five people and has several contracted installers, while Carlyle has two employees, Norma Staples and Megan Lodge. The Floor Store also has experienced installers on staff and offers installation on all flooring products that they sell.
Staples started working at the Carlyle location one month after the store opened in 2000.
She has enjoyed working at the store and learning the process of flooring.
Staples moved to Carlyle with her husband Rennie in 1999. Rennie has since passed away. She has two sons, Dain and Vince. Vince and his wife Shay live in Bragg Creek, Alta., with their two sons. Dain passed away when he was 20 years old.
Megan Lodge joined the team in Carlyle a year ago and gains more experience every day.
Flooring has changed over the years. While carpet is used mostly in bedrooms, hardwood, vinyl, laminate and tile are quite popular, according to Deanna Tarnes.
Because flooring is the main focus of the store, they can customize floor vents, are knowledgeable about transition pieces and have access to the latest trends as well as timeless classics.
The Floor Store knows flooring is just one part of home décor, so they also offer custom window treatments. They have plenty of samples of blinds in store, featuring all kinds of styles, colour and patterns. They are also a Cloverdale Paint dealer.
Staples feels the store has a good reputation and has done well over the years with new and repeat customers.
When one is shopping for flooring, the staff at The Floor Store can guide a customer to find the right products for the use of a room or budget.
Stop by the showroom in Carlyle on Highway 13 and see all the current samples of carpet, hardwood, laminate, tile, vinyl, blinds and more.
If the one item a person is searching for or the colour is not in stock, the customer only needs to ask the staff and they will gladly help out.