Owner Talks Flooring, Family & Giving Back to the Community

Photographer / Jubilee Edgell

Matt Pratt has been in the flooring business for a long time now — more than 30 years in fact.

“I started installing carpets for other companies in 1984,” says Pratt, who now owns and operates Pratt’s Floor Covering with his wife Carla. “I worked for other companies, but then I did a lot of side work. My name got out there, and I got quite busy. When I was working that much day and night, I decided to go into [my own] business in ’92.”

Ever since, he’s been hard at work providing the Plymouth area with all of their flooring needs via Pratt’s Floor Covering. From carpet to tiling, Pratt’s Floor Covering offers a wide variety of products at affordable prices, while also ensuring quality service and esteemed expertise.

Long before having their showroom space on North Oak Drive, Carla and Matt ran their business out of more humble headquarters.

“When we started our business in ’92, he started out of our house, so he had some displays in our house,” Carla says. “It was just a small house here in Plymouth.”

Over the years, the family-owned and operated business has established itself in the community, while also employing some familiar faces.

“All my kids have worked here, and their friends have helped with part-time jobs here and there,” Matt says. “We’ve employed a lot of local people, and we give back to the community.”

When it comes to products, Pratt’s Floor Covering carries it all — carpet, vinyl, tiles, hardwood, laminate and more. Additionally, they offer some other services that you might not get from your average flooring company.

“We do walk-in showers, and I see that setting us apart from different companies,” Carla says. “We also order custom area rugs or make them by buying and cutting them to size.”

When it comes to installing a custom tile shower, Pratt’s Floor Covering is fully equipped to get the job done from start to finish.

“A lot of times that involves a total remodel of the bathroom area,” Matt says. “We can handle everything from the electrical to the plumbing to the draining. We even do countertops and cabinets.”

When it comes to pricing, Pratt’s Floor Covering is part of the FCA Network, which helps keep their products affordable.

“The FCA Network is a network for all businesses like ours across the United States and Canada,” Matt says. “We group together for buying power, so we can compete with big-box stores. Our prices, in a lot of cases, are even better than they are at the big-box stores.”

All in all, Pratt’s Floor Covering prides itself on selling quality products while also making sure customers have all of their flooring needs met.

“With this many years of experience, we pretty much know how to handle just about any situation,” Matt says.

Pratt’s Floor Covering is located at 303 N. Oak Drive in Plymouth. You can also call them at 574-935-5656 or visit them online at PrattsFloorCovering.com for more information.

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