Stand on Excellence: Dan’s Best of the Best Flooring

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The floors of a house take the brunt of our everyday activities and are usually the first surfaces to reflect wear and tear. It is important to invest in quality floors that will keep pace with your daily life and add value while simultaneously infusing your home with a touch of class. Dan’s Papers asked readers to vote for the Best of the Best in flooring on the East End and these are the winners.

Recipient of the Best of the Best platinum award on the North Fork and gold award on the South Fork is Champion Hardwood Flooring (631-878-3625). Champion Hardwood Flooring is a top hardwood flooring company on Long Island for professional and affordable hardwood flooring, hardwood floor refinishing, hardwood floor sanding, hardwood floor installation and more. Champion Hardwood Flooring boasts over 15 years of experience servicing residential homes and commercial businesses.

East End World Tile & Carpet  (1241 Old Country Road, Riverhead; 631-208-8488) was awarded gold on the North Fork. Located in the heart of Riverhead, the East End World Tile &Carpet showroom is a must-see. Filled with a large variety of beautiful tile and mosaics it has all the accessories to create your unique vision for kitchens, bathrooms and backsplashes and will cater to all your home design needs.

North Fork silver was granted to Sea Coast Kitchen and Flooring (46025 Route 48, Southold; 631-765-3663). Boasting a lifetime warranty, Sea Coast’s showrooms are staffed with flooring experts who go through continuous training to understand consumer needs, recommend the best possible floor choice based on your needs, lifestyle and budget. Be sure to check out their website where you can view flooring options and get information on how to select a new floor when you want, and where you want.

Rounding out the North Fork winners is C R Wood Floors (631-599-2454), with the bronze.

Carpet One of the Hamptons (675 North Sea Rd, Southampton, 631-287-1070) is one store in a buying group of more than 1,000—that means lower prices and savings passed onto the customer. Carpet One offers “The Beautiful Guarantee.” If you don’t love it, they’ll replace it, free. Carpet one picked up platinum on the South Fork.

Cancos Tile and Stone (640 County Road 39, Southampton; 631-287-3511) has a spectacular showroom at its Southampton location. Cancos offers floor options from stone and mosaic to porcelain and slabs.

South Fork bronze titleholder The Carpet Man (633 County Road 39, Southampton; 631-283-0885) has more than just carpets. At the largest carpet showroom on Long Island, look for area rugs, laminate and wood.

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