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[My Favorite] Resista SoftStyle by Martha Bubert

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Martha Bubert is one of our in-house designers and has been working with us for over a decade.  She’s great at helping customers pull all aspects of a design together from the floor up.  Martha utilizes her expertise to help homeowners out of our Historic Downtown Westminster Showroom in Carroll County of Maryland.



“Having grown up in the days of ‘shag’ I have always been hesitant to recommend a polyester to my clients, but that was before our new Resista Soft Style line of carpet! 
“Not only is it made with a strong, durable fiber but even its stain resistant qualities have been enhanced with the latest in polyester technology.  When the fiber is still in liquid form, the stain protection treatment is added, making it apart of the fiber itself.  Once it is spun into a yarn our design team makes certain there is a style perfect for each room in your home. 
Resista has some of the thickest multicolor friezes found anywhere.  I would not hesitate to recommend any style in this line.  In fact, I would love to have Resista’s Soft Comfort Supreme in my own home.”
Does this sound like a carpet that you would like to have or already have in your home?  I’d love to hear what you think!
As always, if there are any questions (or ideas), please let me know! Katlin@nullMercerCarpetOne.com Facebook.com/MercerCarpetOne Twitter.com/MercerFloors

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[My Favorite] Extreme Value Carpets by Kevin Bryson

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Kevin Bryson is the Manager of our Downtown Westminster Flooring Design Showroom of Carroll County in Maryland.  He’s been with us for over a decade with countless hours of training.  His background is in construction and home design.

Kevin Bryson, Manager, Mercers of Westminster, MD

“Well, the name says it all.  These are extreme value carpets. 
Best Value in Carpet
These select few carpets are picked by designers to be the most popular feels and looks in the industry.  The manufacturers then took those select few, reduced the color line to the most popular colors and produce them for us and other Carpet One International member stores only at the best price in the industry. 
Top styles, top colors, great prices!

If you want good quality, great colors, and the best price possible, then one of these is the right carpet for you.  Most of the time in this industry, you have to give up quality to get these types of prices.  With our Extreme Value line, you don’t have to give up anything.  All Extreme Value carpets have either Gold or Platinum level warranties. 
Both Gold & Platinum level warranties include our Life of the Floor Installation Guarantee & our Beautiful Guarantee!
I like Steeplechase in any color because it feels like a cloud when walking on it.”

What kind of carpet do you have in your home?  What do you like about it?
As always, if there are any questions (or ideas), please let me know! Katlin@nullMercerCarpetOne.com Facebook.com/MercerCarpetOne Twitter.com/MercerFloors

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[My Favorite] Soft Bigelow with SmartStrand by Dwayne Unger

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Dwayne Unger is our Insurance Coordinator (it’s his job to help those who need to work with an insurance company to replace their floors) in addition to being a Flooring Consultant in our Downtown Westminster Showroom.



“Mohawk leads innovation in sustainable flooring with Soft Bigelow SmartStrand carpet with DuPont Serona renewable-sourced polymer, which is produced from corn sugar. By utilizing this new ingredient, 37% of Sorona is being made from renewable resources. This marks the first time that a luxuriously soft carpet offers durability and stain protection, while also making less of an environmental impact.




“The production of Sorona polymer requires 30% less energy than the production of an equal amount of nylon resulting in approximately one gallon of gasoline saved per every seven square yards of carpet. Greenhouse gas emissions from the production of Sorona are 63% lower than nylon manufacturing.


Mohawk has completed another Zoo Challenge!

“The superior stain resistance of SmartStrand carpet is engineered into the fiber and will never wear or wash off, meaning consumers will never need to retreat the carpet with stain protectors after steam cleaning.


Here is one of the rhinos that have tested SmartStrand carpet

“My personal favorite Soft Bigelow SmartStrand carpet is currently Hubbard in color Conquistador. Super plush frieze with a really cool color name!”


Do you have Bigelow and/or SmartStrand in your home?  If so, what do you think?

As always, if there are any questions (or ideas), please let me know! Katlin@nullMercerCarpetOne.com Facebook.com/MercerCarpetOne Twitter.com/MercerFloors

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[My Favorite] Biltmore Hardwood by Stephen Lee

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Stephen Lee is a member of our team in our Ellicott City Flooring Design Showroom and specializes in hardwood flooring.



“This line gets its name and inspiration from the ‘Biltmore Estate’ owned by the Vanderbilt’s in North Carolina.



“Anderson Flooring took their designers to this museum of an estate and gave them the task of taking the richness and craftsmanship and transferring it to a line of hardwood flooring.


  • Handmade and finished at the factory by craftsmen
  • Lifestyle inspired so they are many choices for all
  • A Green Select product meaning up to 50% of the construction uses recycled materials
  • Offers a unique Perma-Color process which is 50% stronger than standard hardwood flooring without using chemicals or processes which can harm the environment. It also helps the floor to maintain its look longer.

“I really like this line; it’s my favorite collection of hardwoods. This floor is as close as you can come to custom out of the box.



“I rate it 5 out of 5. My favorite style is Conservatory Walnut in Dark Chocolate.”

Have you ever seen the Biltmore Estate yourself?  Now you have the chance to!  Right now, with the purchase of a Biltmore Hardwood floor for your home you will recieve a free vacation to the Biltmore Estate?  Contact Stephen Lee for details at 410-480-0087 or stephen@nullmercercarpetone.com.

What is your favorite style of hardwood floors?
As always, if there are any questions (or ideas), please let me know! Katlin@nullMercerCarpetOne.com Facebook.com/MercerCarpetOne Twitter.com/MercerFloors

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A New Chapter in the My Favorite Saturday Series

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It’s time for a new chapter of the ‘My Favorite’ blog series for Saturday mornings where we hear about what Mercer’s team of experienced, trained flooring design consultants think about certain floors.

This section of the series will not focus on one product line, instead you can expect reviews on a variety of items.  I’m going to be sharing reviews of great carpets like some of our Soft Bigelow lines plus some fantastic hardwoods like Armstrong’s Premier Collection.



So, check back in next Saturday around 10am to see the new post!  I’d love to know what you think!

P.S. – I’d also love to get your feedback on these quick polls!
As always, if there are any questions (or ideas), please let me know! Katlin@nullMercerCarpetOne.com Facebook.com/MercerCarpetOne Twitter.com/MercerFloors

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