When Adams Carpet Center moved from 7039 Ridge Avenue to its new location at 6109 Ridge, next to the 7-Eleven, it was a sign of growth for a company that has been in the neighborhood for thirty years.
“Our new location is bigger and has more windows to better show off our selection of carpet and floor covering,” said Aaron Radbill, a third-generation member of the family that started the business. “My grandfather was originally a salesman at a rug cleaning company, Adams Carpet in Kensington. He started selling carpet for them in 1932 and, did so well, he bought the company in 1970.”
Eventually, the successful Kensington-based business opened branches in Bensalem and Roxborough, specializing in selling and installing carpet, area rugs, and flooring. “Our staff in Roxborough is headed up by our manager Ronnier Miller who has been with us since we opened and lives in the neighborhood,” said Radbill, who is often on the road measuring homes for carpet and flooring installation.
Radbill got into the family business when he was in high school, working on weekends with his father. “My Dad now schedules installations from our Kensington warehouse headquarters,” he said. “We offer shop at-home service and bring carpet and flooring samples to you, but we have a larger selection in our store. Our territory includes Roxborough, Lafayette Hill, Plymouth Meeting, Conshohocken, and the Main Line.”
“We offer shop at-home service and bring carpet and flooring samples to you, but we have a larger selection in our store. Our territory includes Roxborough, Lafayette Hill, Plymouth Meeting, Conshohocken, and the Main Line.”
Pet owners will be happy to know that many of Adams Carpets are pet proof and Radbill is an expert in helping customers choose floor coverings that are immune to kitty claws. Their most popular carpet these days is a gray tweed which coordinates well with most styles of furniture from traditional to contemporary.
“Don’t be tempted to skimp on carpet padding,” Radbill advises. “Just as a building needs a solid foundation, carpeting relies on a layer of padding for support, strength, and cushioning. You will notice the wear and tear on your new carpet if you pick inadequate padding.” He also points out another benefit of padding. It conceals imperfections in your floors (especially in older homes) as well as absorbs sound.
“Our flooring is Luxurious Vinyl Tile, also known as LVT,” said Radbill. “It looks just like hardwood and wears extremely well.” This affordable scuff-proof, easy cleaning alternative to hardwood flooring comes in twenty shades including Classic Oak, White Oak, Pecan and Sicilian Walnut.
“Our flooring is Luxurious Vinyl Tile, also known as LVT, it looks just like hardwood and wears extremely well.”