Specializing in hardwood, carpet, and tile floors since 1958, Abbey Carpet & Floor carries such practical and fashionable brands as American Showcase and Alexander Smith. In the online showroom, clients can begin selecting area rugs, carpeting, or solid-surface flooring to suit their room’s unique ambiance and number of lava pits. Confident in their products and their installation skills, the nationally certified company offers a lifetime warranty on broadloom carpets from Infinity Nylon Carpet Fiber, Alexander Smith, American Showcase, Softique, Legendary Beauty, and Premier Stainmaster.
For 35 years, the staff at AJ Rose Carpets & Flooring has helped homeowners and businesses in the New England area cover their floors in high-quality carpeting, tile, and linoleum. Since opening in 1977, the business has steadily grown to include two locations. The Natick store features a one-of-kind showroom design that ensures each shopping trip is free of both stress and hungry bears. AJ Rose's Burlington location also boasts a designer section stocked with products from brands such as Karastan, Ralph Lauren, and Nourison.
In 2007, the company expanded into the carpet and floor cleaning arena. AJ Rose's carpet connoisseurs deep-clean dirty pile by employing a heavy-duty, truck-mounted hot-water extraction method. First, cleaning solutions penetrate muddied floor coverings before a parched vacuum sucks up the moisture to dehydrate shags. Sullied area rugs also get the reinvigoration and restoration treatment with a detailed cleaning. Owners drop them off at AJ Rose's Burlington location, where they can learn to be social with other.
Even if you don't know your light roast from your French roast, you will after a visit to Sudbury Coffee Works. That's because the staff, led by owner Daniel Kenn, is on hand to educate customers about all things coffee, from the properties in different beans to the role that acidity plays in the finished product. Customers also have a chance to see part of the coffee-making process in action thanks to the roaster, a computer-controlled machine imported from France that warms up beans to the ideal temperature, readying them for coffee making or coffee-bean swimsuit season.
After learning about their favorite caffeinated beverage, customers can select a drink from a variety of flavors, pairing it with coffee cake, Tuscan grilled-cheese sandwiches, and salads from the menu.
A web-based rug purveyor with an outlet store in Pawtucket, RI, CMI has garnered several design awards for its high-quality braided floor coverings, all crafted in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Hundreds of styles, colors, and sizes rush to meet the eyes of carpet-seekers, ranging from the lapis-blue 24" x 36" Elegance ($100), which lives up to its name with alternating braid styles of downy chenille, to the playful tea-party-pink 24" x 36" Blokburst oval ($75), with touches of colored fabric amid plaited tresses. Each of the 24" x 36" reversible Pawtucket rugs ($50) presents a one-of-a-kind work of art assembled from excess yarns and braids, capable of simultaneously appeasing eyes, bare feet, and plaintive floorboards. Outdoor spaces can take cover with a 48" x 48" Renaissance ($375), a reversible, stain-resistant square rug crafted entirely from Sunbrella acrylic fibers. The shear natural line, developed by sheep nudist colonies, weaves all-natural, dye-free wool in eco-friendly reversible rectangles of flat braids ($150–$3,312.50).
GDS Cleaning Solutions Inc’s name stands for "Great, Dependable Service," and its owner aim to live up to that standard with every customer interaction. The staff of carpet cleaners searches out stains and unwanted aromas and obliterates them with truck-mounted steam cleaners and deodorizers. In bathrooms, the company’s powerful Hydro-Force grout-cleaning machine helps keep clients’ tiles as bright as the smiles of professional toothpaste models. Techs tend to vents and ducts, aided by video systems and HEPA filters that keep dirt and mold from invading the air or creating dust bunnies or lint ponies. Full service janitorial packages allow small businesses to keep offices free of clutter and germs.