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When it comes to putting down roots in your family’s home, Anthony’s World of Floors Inc. is always ready to lay a good foundation. Anne Garofalo works with her three brothers in the family business that has been around for almost 50 years. If they know anything, it’s how to make customers happy with a home that has solid footing.

Tell me about Anthony’s World of Floors Inc.

Anthony’s World of Floors Inc. is a family owned and operated business our dad opened in 1972. I work together with my three, brothers Rich, Bob and Joe Garofalo. Our father gave us a strong, solid foundation to provide top-notch customer service. He said if you provide a great service, the people will keep coming back, and they will bring their family and friends. We have some of his first customers and their families still coming back.

Anne Garofalo
What are some of the design trends in flooring these days?

The “wood look” is today’s number one choice for flooring in every room of the house, including commercial spaces such as offices, stores and restaurants. Since traditional solid hardwood is not suitable in every room, durable water proof vinyl planks and porcelain tile perfectly replicate hardwood floors. They allow “wood look floors” to be installed in all spaces where solid hardwood is typically not recommended. With today’s advanced technology and amazing imagery and texture, vinyl tile takes on an exact match to the real authentic hardwood floors.

Gray tones, taupes and dark browns are the popular color trends in wood floors with the most requested species are white oak, maple and hickory. New home owners are steering clear of the traditional golden, amber and red tones of red oak, cherry and mahogany.
For those who are carpet lovers, individuality of patterns and geometrics are on the rise, but the current color trend are grays that range from cool silver to warm taupe.

Reclaimed wood and handscraped texture are on the radar offering a rustic chic and modern farmhouse look. Watch for more patterns like herringbone and chevron that give a more artsy or formal elegance.

Do you have any environmentally friendly options?

Homeowners want to know where their floor came from. Is it safe for my family? Is it safe for pets? Using 100 percent natural, renewable, recyclable and home-grown materials is huge right now. If you already have wood floors, restore them. We can revive floors by sanding them down to the original wood, stain them and protect them with three finish options: water-based polyurethane, oil based polyurethane or natural oil floor finishes. We carry all flooring products: wood, carpet, vinyl, porcelain, rubber, cork, wool and rugs.

Does the business do any custom orders for clients?

Absolutely. We do custom rugs, custom colors, custom patterns and layouts such as herringbone and chevron. We can custom dye broadloom carpet to any color in the spectrum for as little as $100.

Where do you source your materials from?

We proudly sell products manufactured here in the USA. We label and identify all products with the places of origin.

Why should someone buy from Anthony’s?

Because we have made a commitment to be flooring experts, to provide answers to all flooring questions and solutions to all flooring problems and above all, to provide customer service beyond one’s expectations.

Anthony’s World of Floors Inc., is located at 49 Manorhaven Blvd., Port Washington. For more information, visit www.anthonysworldoffloors.com or call 516-883-2159.

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Jennifer Fauci is the managing editor of Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group's award-winning special sections and Anton’s local magazines. Her passion for literature, travel and the arts lend to the unique content in her publications. In her time at Anton, she has received first place in the Folio Awards, second place for the NYPA awards and is the recipient of six PCLI awards.

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