Giovino’s Flooring

(570) 996-2095

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Saturday 9-12
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513 SR 29 South
Tunkhannock, PA 18657

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See the Latest Innovations, Colors, and Styles in Carpet and Flooring

If you haven’t shopped flooring lately, then you’ll be pleased with all the different options available that put fashion at your feet. At Giovino’s Flooring we offer a wide selection of carpet and flooring at affordable prices. On display we have carpet, ceramic and porcelain tile, hardwood floors, bamboo and cork flooring, laminate and vinyl flooring and more. Feel free to research your possibilities right from our website by clicking on our PRODUCT links above and view hundreds of samples from our manufacturer’s websites.

Attention Pet Owners

We’ve got great news for pet owners. New innovations in carpet fibers, backings and even carpet cushion now make it easier for pet owners to handle those little accidents. We’ve also got rugged yet beautiful laminate flooring designed to handle the larger four legged creatures that may have done a number on your existing floors. Come in and explore the many options that will make your life easier and your home more beautiful.

Convenient Customer Services, No Pressure Sales Approach

We have everything you need from start to finish:

  • A friendly, knowledgeable staff
  • Floor Sanding & Refinishing
  • Carpet Binding
  • Sample Check-Out Service
  • In-home Consultations
  • Guaranteed Installation
  • Complete Warranty Service
  • Free Estimates

Visit Our Showroom in Tunkhannock, PA

Come in and let us help you create beautiful rooms in your home.

Experience You Can Trust

Family owned and operated, we serve commercial and residential customers. We offer sales and service of hardwood, laminate, tile, carpet, vinyl window treatments from Kirsh and Levolor. We specialize in sanding and refinishing hardwood floors and professional installation. For happy feet, visit our beautiful showroom and warehouse. 

Flooring Supplies

Resilient Flooring

Buying Tips for Resilient Flooring

Why Buy Resilient Flooring?

Resilient flooring is an amazing material if you’re looking for something that is both a great value and long lasting.  It is softer under foot than ceramic tile and wood, which makes it a great choice in kitchens where you’ll spend a lot of time standing. Its ability to hold up under the harshest of conditions is why it is used frequently in commercial settings.

Resilient flooring is a great solution for residential applications as well. Breakthroughs in digital printing allow manufacturers to create the look of expensive stone, wood and ceramic floors with stunning realism at a fraction of the cost of the real material.

Another huge benefit of using resilient flooring is the easy maintenance. It is highly water and stain resistant. You will only have to sweep up dirt and debris periodically. If you need a deeper clean, you only need to use a damp mop. Follow all manufacture cleaning instructions.

Types of Resilient Flooring

There are different materials available depending on the setting you will be using the flooring in. For example, if you are looking to floor a residential area like your home kitchen you will likely choose one of the following materials:

  • Residential sheet vinyl
  • Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
  • Vinyl Tile
  • Linoleum

If you are in need of flooring for a commercial setting you will have some different options. Your material options for a project like that will include:

  • Commercial Sheet Vinyl
  • Linoleum
  • Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT)
  • Bio-Based Tile (BBT)
  • Rubber Sheet
  • Rubber Tile

We sell only the best brands of resilient flooring available. Call or stop in today to see our selection of resilient flooring.

Cork Flooring

Buying Tips for Cork Flooring

Why Buy Cork Flooring?
Cork is a progressive design option that offers high-end durability. Cork is a highly resilient flooring because it has elasticity and gives on impact. This makes cork a great option for comfort and sturdiness.

Cork is also known for its abundant design options. The versatile material allows for stains in many shades and it can also be painted. You can have the benefits of cork and still match any décor you choose.

Cork Flooring is Good for the Environment
If you are looking for an environmentally friendly option, cork is the perfect choice. This is because cork can be harvested from a tree without damaging the tree or stunting its growth. This makes cork the most naturally renewable resource for flooring.

What Type of Cork is Best?
It really all depends on your needs. Use plank-shaped cork if you are installing over existing flooring, but use tile-shaped if you need to glue it down. We can help you determine which is best.

Cork texture will greatly impact the look of your cork flooring. Small granules give your floor that traditional cork flooring look you are likely used to. A peeled cork texture gives it a beautiful natural cork look.  There are many other textures and designs to choose from. Contact us today and we'll make sure you get the right one for your home's needs..

Bamboo Flooring

Buying Tips for Bamboo Flooring

Why Buy Bamboo Flooring?
Bamboo flooring is one of the best ways to get a combination of beauty and durability. It is most known for its strength and stability, making it a great choice for flooring that lasts for many years. Although bamboo is actually a type of grass, it can be harder than oak, giving you a long lasting material.

Bamboo vs. Hardwood
It has a lot of the same benefits of hardwood plus a few more. It has less risk of damage due to expansion or contraction. It is also particularly resistant to insects and mildew growth. Bamboo is one the most recent materials to be used as flooring, but it is also one of the most environmentally friendly. It is a rapidly renewable resource that can be harvested every 5-7 years. An oak tree takes 60 years or more before it’s ready to be re-harvested. This makes bamboo a great choice for environmentally conscious consumers who are concerned about sustainability.

What Type of Bamboo to Buy?
There are a few color options to choose from to get the look you want. You can do a natural bamboo color are get a direct print bamboo to create bamboo flooring that looks like an entirely different type of floor.

There are different grain types for different looks. Vertical grain gives you a uniform, smooth look while horizontal grain helps display the bamboo's random growth rings. The hardest of the grain types is strand-woven which also gives a random look revealing the natural character of your bamboo floors. Contact us today, so we can help you make the right decision when purchasing your new flooring. 

Laminate Flooring

Manufacturers

Armstrong     |     Berry Floors

Residential Considerations for Eco-minded Homeowners Installing New Carpet & Flooring

The majority of our customers inquiring about eco-friendly flooring are concerned primarily about health issues surrounding the installation of new flooring in their home. There are two factors to consider, the installation and the products themselves. At Giovino’s Flooring we use only safe setting materials and adhesives for our installations. The other factor to take into consideration is the removal of old flooring. Some old vinyl flooring may have asbestos backing. In these cases we use proper care to reduce the amount of airborne contamination or we recommend using products that can be installed over existing floors safely.

Customers also seem to be concerned about products that deplete our valuable resources. Many of the manufacturers we carry have taken steps to reduce waste. Below are terms that you can inquire about when buying new floor covering.

1. Are materials used in the product biodegradable? Biodegradable products will decompose quickly and without harmful effects to the environment when left exposed.

2. Are materials used in the product recyclable? This could involve manufacturers that are using recycled products to create the product as well as making the product itself recyclable after its use.

3. Will the installation materials emit VOCs? To be a zero-VOC product it can ‘t exceed 5 grams per liter. Low VOC products can ‘t exceed 200 grams per liter.

4. What binders are used in the production of the product? This would include underlayments. Are they zero or low in VOC? Do they contain formaldehyde?

5. What is the life cycle? Products with long life cycles don’t need replacement as often thus reducing the effects to the environment.To satisfy the needs of our eco-minded customers we have added new products like linoleum, bamboo and cork flooring. These products meet the requirements most of our green-minded customers are looking for.

Hardwood Flooring

Manufacturers

Anderson     |     Appalachian Hardwood     |     Armstrong     |     Bruce     |     Chesapeake Hardwoods     |     IndusParquet     |     LM Flooring     |     Mirage     |     WE Cork     |     Wellmade®

At Giovino’s Flooring, we have one of the largest selections of hardwood flooring – Domestic & Exotics. We are  members of the NWFA (National Wood Flooring Association). Giovino’s take pride in our quality of wood flooring and installation, so we can bring to your home the ever lasting beauty that hardwood provides. Giovino’s Flooring offers pre-finished  or unfinished woods. Roger can even help custom design your hardwood floor with patterns such as herring bone, inlays, and diagonals.  We also sand and refinish using a 98% dust free system.  We use top quality GREEN products ( Bona Kemi ) and are trained and certified though Bona Kemi.

  

Buying Tips for Hardwood Flooring

Factory Finish vs. Custom Sand & Finish on Site
You should feel comfortable with either choice. However, factory finishing offers many nice advantages. Factory finished flooring is inspected for defects at the mill so you receive first choice every time. On-site finishing depends on the quality of the workmanship that day. Factory finished flooring usually installs more quickly and without the dust and odors that are involved with on-site finishing. However, even though factory finished flooring comes in a variety of colors, on-site finishing allows for closer color match with existing woodwork or cabinets. Both factory finishes and on-site finishes are available in either high gloss or matte. Both types have exciting new finishes developed with space age technology. These finishes are not like grandma’s old wood floors because they require no waxing. Engineered products install where no solid hardwood dares to go
Prior to the development of engineered hardwood flooring, hardwood products could not be installed on slab or in your basement without a special subfloor system. Now you can enjoy real hardwood flooring in those areas without all that fuss and expense. A special cross-ply construction eliminates the problem of expansion and contraction usually associated with solid hardwood. Don’t become overly concerned with thinner or thicker top wood layers associated with engineered products because it’s the finish you are walking on. Generally speaking you won’t need to re-sand and finish these products; just re-coat them unless you need to change the color. Special considerations when selecting hardwood flooring
Direct sunlight can affect the color of hardwood stains, therefore closing curtains or shades during peak periods will reduce damage. Area rugs left in place for extended periods of time may expose a shading difference once they are removed from the remainder of the floor. Large pets with sharp toenails can also damage even the best finishes.

Ceramic & Porcelain

Manufacturers

American Olean     |     Florida Tile     |     Interceramic     |     Mapei     |     Marazzi     |     Metroflor

We offer a beautiful selection of tile, porcelain, ceramic, glass, metal and medallions for your floors, wall, backsplashes and showers.

We specialize in custom built, walk-in showers… offering custom benches and built-in shampoo/soap boxes.

We are WEDI certified which is a 100% waterproof shower system.

We also carry and professionally install NuHeat  a warming floor mat system for toasty toes.. 

 

Buying Tips for Ceramic & Porcelain Tile

The correct subfloor structure is critical to performance
Ceramic tile, more than any other form of flooring, requires the proper subfloor system and setting materials. A double subfloor system with the total thickness of 1-1/4″, over floor joists 16″ on center is required. The top subfloor layer should be exterior grade plywood or an underlayment specifically designed for ceramic tile installation like cementous backerboard.

Special setting materials are available which will allow ceramic tile installations over existing floors that are solid and already meet the above requirements. Failure to provide a sturdy base can cause grout to crack and release or tile to crack. 

Although many ceramic tiles look the same, there are quality differences
The quality of raw materials, the firing process, and the sophistication of glazing applications that create realism will determine the quality of the finished product. These quality differences are often reflected in the price.

Selecting the right surface glaze is an important step when selecting floor tile
Floor tiles are rated for glaze wear and slip resistance, which are important factors to consider. Glaze ratings should exceed 3 for residential applications with the exception of bath areas that can use tiles rated 2. Tiles with a slip resistant rating of 0.5 or better should work well in most indoor residential applications.

Use caution when selecting tile for installations outdoors. Unglazed quarry tiles, tiles with heavily textured surfaces, or porcelain paver tiles, all with slip resistant ratings of 0.6 or greater are possibilities. They must also be frost resistant. 

Request the best in setting materials
New latex modified mortars and grouts provide better strength while also allowing greater flexibility.

Special Caution
Dropping objects on ceramic tile–particularly heavy ones–can chip even the best tiles.

Carpets & Rugs

Manufacturers

Beaulieu     |     Healthier Choice     |     InterfaceStroll     |     Milliken     |     Shawmark

   

Buying Tips for Carpet & Rugs

Don’t take the quality of your carpet cushion lightly
The performance of many carpets will hinge on the performance of the cushion. Spending a few extra dollars on cushion can mean extra years of performance for your carpet. Some carpet warranties also hinge on the grade of cushion you select. Carpet cushion affects the luxury feel underfoot, quietness, resilience, cleaning, insulation, and, ultimately, the life of your carpet. Crushing or flattening of your carpet fiber causes it to look ugly long before it’s useful wear life is over. Quality cushion will help resist this condition.

Don’t judge the quality by feel alone
Thick and luxurious carpet can fool you at times. Determine the performance you want and the conditions effecting your carpet. A tighter twisted fiber doesn’t feel as soft but it will generally give you better performance over the life of the carpet. A tightly twisted yarn will resist soiling, matting and crushing. When a yarn is not tightly twisted it may feel more luxurious but it will tend to crush and flatten out more quickly.

Read the labels
Generally speaking you can review the stain resistance, anti-static claims and wear warranties right on the back of the sample. You also will see the type of fiber ( nylon, polyester, polypropylene, etc.), the face weight, density, and twist.

There is no substitute for a knowledgeable sales person
As you can see there are a wide variety of issues to resolve in buying the best carpet for your needs. The performance and quality characteristics of carpet vary more widely than that of other flooring materials and a knowledgeable sales person will help you match up your performance needs.  

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Window Fashions

Manufacturers

Kirsch Blinds     |     Kirsch Window Treatments     |     Levolor

 

Giovino's Flooring has a large selection of Window Treatments from Plantation Shutters to Faux Blinds, Verticle Blinds, Roman, Woven Woods, Roller,  and even your traditional metal or vinyl blinds. All come in a huge array of colors, and they are all custom ordered to fit your window's size! We can measure and install them for you, or they are just as easily be ordered for your pick up! Stop into Giovino's Flooring for your next Window Treatment! 


Green Flooring

Manufacturers

Armstrong Alturna     |     WECork     |     Wellmade Bamboo

                                                    

Residential Considerations for Eco-minded Homeowners Installing New Carpet & Flooring

The majority of our customers inquiring about eco-friendly flooring are concerned primarily about health issues surrounding the installation of new flooring in their home. There are two factors to consider, the installation and the products themselves. At Giovino's Flooring we use only safe setting materials and adhesives for our installations. The other factor to take into consideration is the removal of old flooring. Some old vinyl flooring may have asbestos backing. In these cases we use proper care to reduce the amount of airborne contamination or we recommend using products that can be installed over existing floors safely. Customers also seem to be concerned about products that deplete our valuable resources. Many of the manufacturers we carry have taken steps to reduce waste. Below are terms that you can inquire about when buying new floor covering. 1. Are materials used in the product biodegradable? Biodegradable products will decompose quickly and without harmful effects to the environment when left exposed. 2. Are materials used in the product recyclable? This could involve manufacturers that are using recycled products to create the product as well as making the product itself recyclable after its use. 3. Will the installation materials emit VOCs? To be a zero-VOC product it can ‘t exceed 5 grams per liter. Low VOC products can 't exceed 200 grams per liter. 4. What binders are used in the production of the product? This would include underlayments. Are they zero or low in VOC? Do they contain formaldehyde? 5. What is the life cycle? Products with long life cycles don't need replacement as often thus reducing the effects to the environment.To satisfy the needs of our eco-minded customers we have added new products like linoleum, bamboo and cork flooring. These products meet the requirements most of our green-minded customers are looking for.


Vinyl Flooring

Manufacturers

Armstrong     |     Konecto     |     Metroflor     |     Tarkett

Vinyl Sheet Flooring

     

Vinyl sheet is known for its versatile array of designs such as wood, stone, ceramic, and slate visuals.  There are good - better - and best options depending on how durable you would like your flooring to be ranging from 5 to 20 year residential warranties and many have up to 5 years of light commercial warranties. 

Konecto

Konecto represents the newest generation of high-quality floating resilient plank and tile flooring: the first to introduce a patented glueless, innovative Grip-Strip technology.  Requiring no adhesives and moisture resistant, Konecto leads the category in fast, easy-to-install flooring capable of floating over virtually any sub-floor with minimum disruption. Its high-style coupled with outstanding performance is suited for both residential and commercial applications.  Konecto is built to last. Most collections have a tough ceramic bead finish that makes it appropriate for residential, multi-housing, education, retail, healthcare, assisted living, hospitality & corporate environments.

MetroFlor Engage

Metroflor's Engage LVT offers a solid vinyl floating floor solution for residential and commercial applications. This new line offers and broad range of authentic wood and stone looks that can be installed directly over most existing hard surfaces quickly and efficiently. 

Because Engage uses no adhesive and employs industry leading Uniclic locking technology, the floor is ready for use as soon as it is installed - no curing or drying time required. Engage also emits few or no VOC's making it  an ideal choice where indoor air quality is a priority. In addition, Engage does not require extensive floor preparation, saving you time and money! 


Floor Refinishing

 

We Feature the 98% Dust Free System from Bona

 

We Sand and Refinish using a 98% dust free system and use top quality GREEN products (BonaKemi) which are low in VOC's. Giovino's Flooring is also certified through the NWFA ( www.nwfa.org ) warranting all our work. Roger Giovino also went to Bona Kemi school for product education and training. At Giovino's Flooring you will recieve exceptional work ethic. Our sanding equipment is cleaned regularly  in order to make your sand and refinish the cleanest and most dust free, which results in a better finished product! Stop into Giovino's Flooring for your next Sand and Refinish estimate!

 

All our floor stains and finishes are safe low VOC products

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Carpet Binding

Another service we do for you is binding. Have left over carpet from a job and want to turn it into an area rug? We can bind! Need a runner for your hallway and/or steps? We will bind that for you also! Giovino's Floorings binding machine is on site and we have a large selection of binding colors to choose from! 

 

StareCasing

With the StareCasing System three-step installation process, you just measure, cut and install. The patented tread and riser overlays fit over your existing staircase like a glove. No messy demolition. No guesswork. Just beautiful hardwood stairs. In a matter of hours, you can convert carpeted stairs to hardwood without the cost or hassle of total reconstruction. Stop into Giovino's Flooring to get your estimate on StareCasing! 

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