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Art Van To Add Full Line of Flooring

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Art Van Furniture announced that beginning next month, the retailer will take another big step toward one-stop furnishing shopping by adding a full line of name brand flooring in all of our locations. In an agreement with World of Floors, Art Van Furniture will again utilize the store within a store concept successfully  proven with Paul’s TV. It will be called Art Van World of Floors.

World of Floors is a Preferred Brands Company based in Minneapolis. It is the third largest flooring group in the United States, selling and installing brand name flooring such as Shaw, Mohawk, Armstrong and Mannington for homes and offices.  

 “At Art Van Furniture, we’re all about quality product, value, and exceptional customer service,” explains Art Van Elslander, the company’s founder and chairman,  “by bringing World of Floors into our showrooms, we can now offer an extra added convenience and design services to our guests.”

This new partnership makes great business sense. First, it’s one stop shopping for our guest. Second, it will increase traffic into all 33 Art Van showrooms statewide. Third, it will create 100 new jobs and allow   Art Van’s World of Floors to be more competitive in the marketplace.

The new showrooms will average 2,000 square feet and offer every kind of floor covering imaginable, including carpet, laminate, ceramic, wood and vinyl, as well as an extensive line of window treatments.  “We are very excited about this collaboration,” says Emil Pedick, World of Floors President, “teaming Art Van’s stellar reputation in the furniture industry with World of Floors expertise in flooring and window treatments is a perfect match.”

The first stores Art Van World of Floors will open in southeast Michigan in mid-June of this year with all of the stores completed by September, 2011. World of Floors currently has five free standing stores in Michigan. Plans are also underway to open more stand-alone stores, expand its internet shopping site, and Shop-At-Home services throughout the state.

Other one-stop shopping features available at Art Van Furniture include outdoor furniture from Art’s Backyard, big screen televisions from Paul’s TV and mattresses from Art Van PureSleep. For more information for World of Floors employment opportunities please email careers@worldoffloors.com.

About Art Van Furniture: Art Van Furniture is Michigan's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 34 stores in 33 communities throughout Michigan, a full service e-commerce website, plus three freestanding Art Van PureSleep bedding stores in Canton, Troy and Rochester Hills, Michigan. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Mich. Check out artvan.com for more information.

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