About Kerlinbros Flooring
Hi my name is Robert Kerlin and here is our story.
In the late 1970’s my brother Mike Kerlin and I worked as carpet and vinyl installers for a man named Norman Bold. Norman; nicknamed, “Toad” sold flooring from a general store in Foster Ky. We worked for “Toad” for several years and eventually I was able to persuade a couple of flooring distributors to sell products to me. Thus Kerlin Carpet was started with a $500.00 dollar income tax return check. We sold carpet/vinyl from samples that I carried in my van. In the early 1980’s with the housing market booming and carpeting becoming more affordable, I built the store you see on our home page. I renamed our store “KerlinBros. Floor Covering” and in 1986 added the end you see facing U.S. 27. This gave us 1800 s.f. of showroom space on 2 floors and a 2200 s.f. of warehouse space. By contracting the building of the store myself and supervising or installing all of the jobs that were sold , I have been able to keep overhead low so that we can remain competitive in these very challenging times.
To introduce to you the products we sell from our own inventory as well as providing links to websites of the products we sample.
To help you select from the wide variety of flooring quality grades:
A. a product that suites your taste in design and color
B. a product quality that performs well within the time frame it will be in service.
C. to install it in a manner that meets or exceeds the manufacturer’s specifications.
In short: Help you select a floor that fits your budget and meets your expectations without excessive cost.
We: purchase direct from major carpet manufacturers such as
Shaw, and Mohawk.
Most of our Vinyl and hard surface such as Tarkett, and Beauflor are purchased from local distributors :CDC in Woodlawn Oh., Ohio Valley Flooring in Mason Ohio and from Shaw Industries in Dalton Ga.
We: buy quality installation materials from Tristate and Carpet Cushion & Supply
We: ship with freight companies that ship “only carpet” to minimize damage in transit.
We: maintain a healthy business relationship with all of our Suppliers so that shipments are not delayed and your job gets installed on time.