Arcade Carpet One
Your Nearest Store: Nottingham, MD
- Arcade Carpet One
- 7850 Rossville Boulevard 216
- 7850 Rossville Boulevard, Nottingham, MD 21236
- 7850 Rossville Boulevard,+Nottingham,+MD+21236
7850 Rossville Boulevard 216, Nottingham, MD 21236View Driving Directions
Our History: Arcade Carpet One Floor & Home
We began as Arcade Linoleum Company in October 1936. We were located in the Arcade Theater Building in the Hamilton area of Baltimore. By 1939, we outgrew that location and moved to a new building on Harford Road near Broadway. From 1939 to 1961, we occupied more and more of that new building until once again we ran out of space. In 1961, we moved to our current location on Loch Raven Boulevard in Towson. As we continued to grow, we added an addition to the building for office and warehouse space and took over the second of the three stores in the building.
When we moved to the Towson location in 1961, we changed our name to Arcade Floors because vinyl was replacing linoleum as the hard surface flooring of choice. In the early '60's when tufting made carpet more affordable, we added carpet to our offering and added "& Carpets" to our name. From the outset, we had a very strong relationship with Armstrong. In 1972, Arcade Floors & Carpets was Armstrong's first Floor Fashion Center in the country and again, a few years later, the first Armstrong Carpet Studio.
In addition to our residential work, we were doing a substantial quantity of work for Baltimore area home builders. Pre-finished hardwood floors were becoming very popular with builders and naturally we expanded into hardwood floor installation.
The Baltimore Gas & Electric Company (now BGE Home) went into the home improvement business in the 1980's. Arcade was selected to be their flooring company. At their insistence, we entered the ceramic tile arena. By the 1990's, we were offering one of the most outstanding selections of vinyl floors, carpet, hardwood floors, and ceramic tile in Baltimore.
In 1992, we were invited to join the membership of Carpet One. Carpet One is a co-operative of fine floor covering retailers. To be invited was an honor. It meant that you had to be in the top 3% of floor covering retailers in the country. We were judged on volume, credit worthiness, and reputation among suppliers, customers, and existing Carpet One members. As part of Carpet One in Baltimore, we can offer our custo
mers vast selection of all kinds of flooring products at the best prices with warranties that far exceed the rest of the industry. Once again, we changed our name to express our pride in being part of the largest flooring retail group in the country...Arcade Floors Carpet One. We have completely remodeled our store and we believe that we have the most attractive floor covering showroom in Maryland.
Over the years, 22 people have retired from Arcade after having been with the company 20 years or more. Currently, we have a Sales Consultant who has been with us 33 years, a Warehouse Manager who has been here 32 years, and an Installer who just reached his 25th anniversary with Arcade. Most of the remainder of our employees have been with us 8-15 years.
We feel that we have a rich history in serving the flooring needs of Baltimore Area residents. Arcade Floors Carpet One is a family owned and managed company. Curren
tly, management is third generation (with a little guidance from the second generation) and we even have a member of the fourth generation in our Installation Department. Whether you live in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Towson, Timonium, Harford County, Carroll County, or Howard County, we want to be your flooring store and we will earn your business.