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Welcome to Marra Flooring a family owned and active member of the Ashland business community. We are a full service carpet and flooring store offering a complete assortment of quality, brand name, carpet, ceramic tile, hardwood floors, laminate flooring, vinyl, bamboo and cork flooring. We assist our customers from start to finish, from selecting the right product to guaranteed professional installation. All our estimates are free so don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our website is designed to help you with your shopping. Feel free to research our manufacturer’s websites that are linked in our product pages listed above.
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 to Make Your Shopping Easier
We have everything you need from start to finish:
- A friendly, knowledgeable staff
- Sample Check-Out Service
- In-home Consultations
- Sanding & Refinishing
- Guaranteed Installation
- Finance Options
- Complete Warranty Service
- Carpet Cleaning
- Free Estimates
Ask for Our No Nonsense Price
We see lots of big discounts and crazy low prices being advertised but are not surprised when customers tell us that our final price is right on. Why? Because there is usually more to these low priced deals than meets the eye. We don’t believe in getting you in with low-ball offers and then making up the difference with several add-ons. We believe in looking at what your job includes and giving you a fair price. Then compare our total job price. You’ll be glad you did and our estimates are free. Click Here to Schedule an Estimate
Experience You Can Trust Since 1995
Marra Flooring was formed in 1995 by Robert Marra. He realized that there was a demand for quality flooring and great service in his community. Robert realized he was the one willing to dedicate himself to be the one company that would not only provide that service, but also be a part of the community and give back. Starting from their original location in Ashland, they began their journey. The business soon began to flourish and grow. Providing products for local home owners and businesses turned into products for other communities and businesses throughout New England. While business has grown, we have maintained our family atmosphere and personal service. Community is even more important today than ever. There are people every day that are in need of support, and we feel it is our duty to help. Through supporting the local fire and police departments, schools, local foundations, and surrounding towns, we have helped thousands of peoples become a little better. Organizations like RIDE TO RAISE MONEY play a vital role, and we hope to continue our success with their support and many others. Help support your community in any way you can…… You can stop by the showroom and meet the owner, while the kids can play and watch our HD television. It is our mission to make your experience here at Marra Flooring enjoyable, not just for you, but for your entire family.
What People Are Saying About Us
Dear Rob, Thank you so much for supporting our boys Chris and Jimmy and Metrowest Christian Academy's Christmas production, & Christmas in Reverse. The production was sold out and a complete hit. The school was able to raise over $17,000 for scholarships, educational supplies and learning events thanks to you!
The boys really enjoyed themselves. Jimmy had his K4 debut, belting out Away in a Manger, Here Comes Suzie Snowflake, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas with hand motions. We could hear his jazz notes (nice way of saying off key) above everyone else. Jimmy absolutely loves to sing, so he was in his glory up there.
Chris in K5 was now with the big kids and memorized over seven songs with the corresponding hand motions. He took the production very seriously and paid careful attention making certain he was singing the right words and doing the correct movements (so intense this one). They did a great job and we couldn't be more proud of them both. Below are some pictures from their big night.
May you and your family have a merry and blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
John & Lorri D.
You are a great neighbor & a good friend!
Hi Mr. Marra,
I can't say enough good things about Kim! She is an excellent representative of Marra Floor in person and on the phone. Kim is polite, professional, and enthusiastic!
Could you please spare 5 business cards? I'm going to give them to people who may need new flooring because of the water damage. I'll also tell people about your company. When with friends, discussions usually turn to where we call if we need whatever.
Mr. Robert Marra and family,
On behalf of the Ashland Police Dept. and the Ashland Police P.A.L. Program, I would like to thank you for donating your time and generosity on 8/15/09 and 8/16/09 at the fundraiser located at the Ashland Middle School. I would like to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule(s) and organizing this event to raise money for local charities. The motorcycle stunt show was exciting and entertaining for both adults and children. The dunk booth was also a success, especially on such a hot day.
The event was a success and increased public awareness of the various charitable organizations in our area, including: Veteran Charities, the Hopkinton Respite Center, and and the Police P.A.L. Program. Due to budget cuts and the local economy, it has often become a challenge to fund these many types of programs. Thanks to your time and dedication, you were able to raise money that helped support local charities. This financial support enables charities to reach their goal of assisting various members of our community.
I would like to thank you again for your time and generosity,
Det. Sgt. Gregg W.
The Friends of the Council on Aging wish to thank you for your generous donation of 2 rugs to our Buffet/Auction on February 17, 2011 Thank you for your continued support for our organization.
This year has been difficult for many of our senior citizens. They have seen their retirement income that they have saved dwindle down. Many more are going to need our help this year.
The FCOA was founded in order to provide financial support for the Council on Aging. In this time of fiscal need in the Town of Ashland, the budget of the Council on Aging does not cover all the programs that are needed to help our seniors. It is by the generosity of the businesses and indivuals that support the FCOA that we can help supply some of the necessary funds.
With Great Appreciation,
The FCOA Board of Directors Warren W., Bud S., Clara C., Dotty C., Bruce S., Nancy P., Josie P., Jean S., Lil F., Jeanne W., Faith R.
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
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
- 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.
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..
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.
ManufacturersArmstrong | Bruce | Karndean | Mannington Laminate | Pergo | Tarkett | WE Cork | Wellmade® | Wicanders Cork
Buying Tips for Laminate Flooring
Why has this new product category been such a hit?
Laminate products feature a newer type of wear surface that resists scratching, denting, and burns better than many existing products. They also offer extended product warranties to back up these claims for superior performance. Much of the styling is done in wood grain patterns taking advantage of popularity of hardwood. Still other styling resembles natural stone like you would find in ceramic tile. Laminates offer a popular trade-off for people wanting wood or ceramic. Laminate floors are more scratch resistant than most regular hardwood finishes and easier to clean than the grout lines associated with ceramic tile installations. Laminates also require less demanding preparation of the subfloor because they are not glued directly to the subfloor. Most of these products are glued or snapped together over foam padding. This feature has made laminate flooring popular in areas where vinyl flooring traditionally was installed. Custom floor design is also very easily done with products that offer planks and squares that mix and match together.
High pressure laminate vs. direct pressure laminate
You’ll hear conversation on this difference but both products perform equally as well in most situations. The high-pressure products have greater chipping and impact resistance. High-pressure laminates also have a separate wear surface protecting the pattern, where as the pattern and the wear surface is the same with direct pressure products.
Laminate flooring in wet areas
Many of the products are okay for wet areas, but the core is made of wood fiber. Look for products that have warranties, that cover water damage. All of them will insist on proper installation.
Finishing touches are important
Look for products that can provide the needed accessories like reducer strips, stairnose, and even air vents that either match or coordinate with the flooring.
Buying Tips for Vinyl Flooring
The new generation of vinyl floors have new finishes, different construction and new types of backing. They are designed for better wear, clearer pattern definition, and easier to maintain and install. Manufacturers have gone primarily to cushioned products with wider widths to reduce the number of seams. New innovations in backing have made the today’s cushion vinyl floors more resistant to rips, tears and back staining. Most residential sheet flooring offer no-wax performance and a wide variety of colors and patterns–more than any other flooring product and generally speaking, cushion vinyl flooring is the most economical of all flooring choices.
Some products are designed to help you reduce subfloor preparation costs
Next to ceramic tile, vinyl flooring installation demands properly prepared subflooring. Most cushion vinyl products are thin and when they are installed with a full spread of adhesive over a poorly prepared subfloor, irregularities can telegraph through. New products designed for perimeter or loose lay installation will greatly reduce the effects of subfloor irregularities while lowering subfloor preparation costs. In fact, many of these products can be installed over you existing flooring.
Luxury Vinyl Products
Manufacturer’s have raised vinyl flooring to a whole new level when it comes to luxury vinyl product offerings. New technologies have led to greater realism in design and structures every bit as rugged as older inlaid products, and all of this without giving up the easy no-wax maintenance that is desired.
Special considerations when choosing sheet vinyl flooring
Beware of asphalt driveways as asphalt can react to certain conditions and transfer into the vinyl resulting in permanent staining. Be careful when moving or dragging heavy objects across the cushioned flooring as it often results in permanent damage to the surface.
ManufacturersAnderson | Appalachian Hardwood | Armstrong | Bella Cera | Bruce | Columbia | Lauzon | Lauzon Hardwood | Mirage | Somerset Hardwood Flooring | Tarkett | Teragren | Teragren Bamboo | WE Cork | Wellmade® | Wicanders Cork
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
ManufacturersAmerican Olean | Armstrong | Avaire | Beaulieu | Bella Cera | Crossville | Dal Tile | DalTile Granite | Dura Products by Congoleum | Duraceramic | | Florida Tile | | Florida Tile | HardieBacker | Interceramic | Laticrete | Mannington | Mapei | Marazzi | Metroflor | Schluter Systems
Buying Tips for Ceramic 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
ManufacturersBeaulieu | Couristan | Dixie Home Carpet | Kane Carpet | | Masland Carpet | | Milliken | Mohawk | Shawmark |
Buying Tips for Carpet & Rugs
While your new carpet is of the highest quality, it is still subject to everyday wear. Here are tried and tested ways of correcting common carpet conditions. Sprouting
If loose ends or “sprouts” extend above the rest of the pile, trim them off evenly with the pile surface. Never try to pull them out. After clipping,smooth the area with your fingers. Sharp edges on your vacuum cleaner,a child’s toy, high heels or animal claws can cause this condition. Pile Crushing
All carpet fibers will crush under heavy, stationary loads. Crushing can be reduced by shifting furniture regularly. Crushed areas can usually be restored by covering the area with a damp, clean white cloth and then very carefully applying heat to the cloth with an electric iron on a low setting.Remove the cloth and restore the pile while it is still hot by brushing it lightly. Keep traffic off the carpet until it is dry. Shading
After certain carpet styles have been subjected to traffic, you may notice areas that appear lighter or darker than other areas. Don’t be alarmed!Shading is the result of the change in direction of the pile due to pressure from the footsteps and vacuuming. Brushing the pile all in one direction may temporarily correct shading; however, shading is part of the carpet styling and should be expected to varying degrees. Do not mistake shading for color fading. Pile Distortion/Roll Crush When carpet is manufactured, inspected, handled and shipped, it is rolled and unrolled many times. A common problem called pile distortion or rol lcrush can occur when this happens. It can be corrected only after the carpet is installed. Follow these steps:
- Vacuum the carpet.
- Increase the relative humidity in the room to 50% or more.
- Allow several weeks in humid conditions and slightly longer inlow humidity conditions for the pile to recover.
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We now offer HOST carpet cleaning! HOST is the environmentally preferred carpet cleaning system that deep cleans your carpet and reduces dust mites and mold leaving it fresh, clean, dry and ready to use. Made from 100% plant-based resources and a little bit of water, HOST is the easy, effective, safe and green carpet cleaner.
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Handy Check Lists
Once you've selected your new flooring, we will schedule a professional installation. To make this installation as smooth as possible, we have prepared a pre-installation checklist. Here you'll find general guidelines that should be followed prior to the installation of your new flooring.
- Make arrangements prior to the arrival of our installer for removal of old flooring.
- We recommend that all painting is complete before your new flooring arrives.
- Rooms and closets that will be resurfaced must be emptied prior to the arrival of our installer.
- Remove and box any valuable items near the area of installation.
- Baseboards and moldings, in most installations, can be left in place. Our installers will work with the molding, but cannot be responsible for any damage that may occur.
- Remove all hanging objects in the area of installation.
- Disconnect and move electronics, appliances or computers.
- Our installers need access to a location to store and cut flooring materials.
- Our installers need access to electrical power in the installation area.
- If you have a preference for the direction of the pattern or layout of your flooring, you will need to discuss it with your Floors To Go Expert at the time of the purchase. Many of the styles require additional material to achieve the closest match possible.
- If your installation requires sanding, it is a good idea to cover all cupboards and furniture in the area.
- Thoroughly inspect the flooring once our installer has completed the job and bring any concerns to their attention immediately.
- Hinged doors may require trimming for proper clearance once your new flooring is installed.
- Your installation may require touch-up to walls, moldings and baseboards.
- Every installation has material waste. These leftover pieces are most common in irregular shaped rooms or when stairs and halls are recovered.
- Our installer will remove all waste pertaining to the installation of your new flooring. It is the customer's responsibility to clean the flooring after installation.
- Allow proper ventilation for 72 hours after your flooring installation by utilizing fans.
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Keeping your new floor beautiful isn't tough when you know how to maintain flooring properly. Below you'll find several guidelines for flooring maintenance.
Your new Floors To Go carpet represents a substantial investment in your home. An investment that you'll want to keep looking its best for many years to come.
Prevent scratches and dulling caused by dust with the use of mats or rugs at all entrances. Vacuum with a suction action or dust with a mop once a week. Beware, the use of dusting products can dull the finish. Polyurethane or similar surfaces require a damp mop for routine clean-ups. Never clean wax finished floors with water or even a damp mop. Follow the manufacturer's directions for bigger clean-ups, otherwise, use a solution of 14; cup white vinegar in 4 cups of warm water. When using a damp rag or sponge, wipe the floor dry as you go. Oil, soaps or ammonia products can cause damage and dull surface finishes.
Ordinary sweeping and an occasional wiping with a damp sponge mop, using a small amount of soap-less detergent in warm water will clean your ceramic tile beautifully. Soaps are not recommended as they leave a film which dulls the surface and promotes mildew. Steel wool pads, acid cleaner and vinegar are also not recommended due to the damage caused to grout.
Ordinary vacuuming and an occasional wipe over with a damp cloth or mop is usually all the cleaning a laminate floor needs.
This flooring requires only basic maintenance. Spills and messes are easily wiped up. Regular vacuuming and occasional damp mopping and washing with a manufacturer recommended non-abrasive cleaner will eliminate dirt and dust particles.
Rug pads will protect your rug from slipping and make sure your rug retains its original condition.
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Carpet & Grout Cleaning
We now offer HOST Dry Carpet and Grout Cleaning!
HOST is the environmentally preferred carpet cleaning system that deep cleans your carpet and reduces dust mites and mold leaving it fresh, clean, dry and ready to use. Made from 100% plant-based resources and a little bit of water, HOST is the easy, effective, safe and green carpet cleaner.
Easy to use
No chemicals to mix
No filling and dumping of heavy, messy water tanks
Clean the whole carpet, or just where it's dirty
Safe for children and pets
The HOST System Attacks Dirty Grout
- The counter-rotating brushes of the Liberator, Freestyle and Reliant machines easily scrub the grout and dislodge dirt and grease.
- HOST Cleaner contains a balanced blend of water, detergents, wetting agents and natural ingredients that dissolve and trap the dirt and grease.
- HOST is safe to use because it does not contain harsh chemicals like bleach or acid and does not emit any noxious fumes.
- HOST leaves no chemical residue behind to attract dirt and cause rapid resoiling of the grout.
- Hard-to-reach areas can easily be cleaned using the HOST spotZAPPER.
- Grout is left clean and ready for immediate use.