Lancaster, Pa. -- Armstrong Flooring recently announced its 2017 Elite Retailers of the Year: Dalton Wholesale Floors (gold); Airbase Carpet and Tile Mart (silver); and Flooring America-Fairfax (bronze), as well as honorable mentions for Mercer Carpet One Floor and Home and Carpets Unlimited. The award is based on a variety of factors, including sales, lead conversion rates, overall program support, showroom quality, and website excellence.

“We are delighted to recognize and thank the best of the best for their continuing excellence as Armstrong Flooring Elite Retailers,” said Chris King, vice president of national accounts for residential distribution. "We are grateful to work alongside a great team of retailers who exemplify the values of Armstrong Flooring and help us to be seen as the world's best and most trusted flooring company.”

The 2017 Gold Elite Retailer of the Year, Dalton Wholesale Floors, has been an elite retailer since 2015. Barry McEntire and Todd Stephens started Dalton Wholesale Floors in 2004 with only a handful of employees. Through the hard work and dedication of employees it has now grown to five retail locations with over 70 employees.

Silver winners AirBase Carpet and Tile Mart’s 12 superstore locations serve Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Jersey, and South Carolina. Carpet and Tile Mart is a 3rd generation, family-owned and operated business, built upon a heritage of providing customers a unique combination of value, selection and customer service. They carry a wide variety of flooring options for the home, available to pick up in stores, shipped anywhere in the U.S., or installed next day by professional installers.

Bronze elite retailer, Flooring America - Fairfax is locally owned and operated by the Menefee family since 1979, and FA Design Build was launched in 2004 based on the vision of providing flooring clients with full-service remodeling. The showrooms feature a full range of flooring choices from hardwood, luxury vinyl tile and plank, laminate, and tile to carpet, area rugs, and runners.

Honorable Mention Carpets Unlimited, a family owned and operated company established in 1969. Carpets Unlimited is dedicated to customer satisfaction and committed to bringing the highest quality products to its customers' homes. Known as Owensboro's premier flooring and furniture store, Carpets Unlimited was founded in 1969, and has grown in many ways over the last four decades.

Honorable Mention Mercer Floor and Home Carpet One is a local, full service floor covering store. As a 3rd generation family business, Mercer has been servicing the Greater Baltimore region ever since 1959.

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