By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter
Marlborough – Tucked inside a small building located at 782 Boston Post Rd. in Marlborough, is one of the largest selections of carpeting in the surrounding area. Once one steps through the doors the volume of carpeting choices and options is immediately apparent.
Post Road Carpet has been in business for over 50 years and is women-owned and operated. The business enjoys an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
“I think this gives us an edge, particularly for customers coming in. We approach things from a female perspective, and how we target our audience is a little bit different than a male perspective,” stated Chrystal Kenney, the company’s office manager. “It’s especially useful when families come in to shop with children in tow.”
Part of the excellent service that their customers can expect include first, measuring customers’ spaces, and then installation by fully licensed and insured professionals, many of whom have been with the company for 20 years.
Their knowledgeable sales professionals are tuned into market trends through social media and online home design sites such as Houzz and Pinterest that appeal to all ages but particularly young families and the first-time home decorator who are often younger and looking for on-trend styles and advice.
Speaking of on-trend, regarding stairs and hallway runners, Kenney said, “People are going for a little bit bolder styles than they have been for the past few years and that’s kind of fun…and they are going with stronger patterns, still in neutral tones and you see a lot of geometric patterns and herringbone is very popular.”
But, for regular rooms the trend is for softer feeling rugs in subtle tonal shades that add depth and dimension, she noted.
As their name indicates, Post Road Carpet deals exclusively with carpeting, including wall to wall, runners, remnants to custom-designed and “green” carpets made from renewable resources. They also carry carpeting in natural fibers such as sisal, wool, sea grass and jute.
Their inventory includes many of the leading brands and include some that are stain-resistant (STAINMASTER®,) crush-resistant and static-free. They provide on-site binding for certain newly purchased styles and special orders can be accommodated. They also work with local Realtors to provide quality carpet, in stock, at a price point perfect for staging a home for a speedy sale.
While Post Road Carpet doesn’t clean carpets, they do provide to their clients may useful tips on how to protect and care for their carpeting.
“Pets are something that we address a lot…whether it’s pet accidents or pets slipping down the stairs,” Kenney said. She said that a lot of customers think about carpeting that is pet friendly. Innovation has kept pace with this demand.
She shared that there are solutions for people with pets and also with allergies. There are different needs and there are new carpets that address these needs and are designed to release the allergens and actually trap them, making them easier to vacuum.
Post Road Carpet is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 5088-485-2227; email [email protected], or visit www.postroadcarpet.com.