R.H. Osborne's

R.H. Osborne’s World of Floor Coverings

Posted by  //  November 21, 2018  //  Local Business

By Shannon R. Myers

If you have spent any chunk of time in the Cortland area, you have seen businesses come and go. These have been a mix of new businesses that just didn’t make it and businesses that have been operating for decades, whose owners have opted to change directions with the rapid advent of new technologies and internet offerings. Still, there are many Cortland businesses that continue to weather the changes and withstand the trends that drive the economy. One of these is R.H. Osborne’s World of Floor Coverings.

R.H. Osborne’s had humble beginnings over 50 years ago, when the original owner, Richard Osborne, traveled with samples in his car and performed installations. In 1978, he opened a small store on Homer Avenue. Now located on West Road in Cortland, R. H Osborne’s survived a fire in November, 2007. Subsequently, the entire interior of the showroom was redone to accommodate new products that are out on the market now, including laminates, new area rugs, and vinyl luxury tile that has the appearance of hardwood or ceramic tile. The business has expanded into an area rug showroom which today supplies the largest stock of vinyl flooring in almost all of New York State, which includes over 120 different styles (carpet and vinyl).  In addition, R.H. Osborne’s World of Floor Coverings offers complete lines of ceramic tile, wood, laminate, and carpet, including commercial brands such as Mannington, Armstrong, Tarkett , and Shaw, as well as domestic product. It is also a registered Oreck vacuum dealer, and sells and repairs Oreck products on site.

When Richard Osborne passed away in September, 2017, his son, Richard Osborne, Jr., took the reins. Ric has worked at the business for 31 years as an installer.  Other family members also help with the business, including Ric’s Uncle Ray, who has worked there for nearly 50 years, and his cousin Darrin, who runs the installation crew and measures and schedules all of the jobs. Because Ric’s father suffered with ALS, R.H. Osborne’s is often a participant in fundraising efforts to benefit ALS research.

R.H. Osborne’s World of Floor Covering’s longevity is a testament to its excellent selection and superior service, as well as the experience, professionalism, and friendliness of its staff. Among the staff, there are easily over 100 collective years of installation experience. Most installations are done by R.H. Osborne’s own carpet installers, the majority of whom are certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute. The staff regularly attends training seminars in order to stay updated on varied installation techniques.

R.H. Osborne’s World of Floor Coverings has always offered “green” product lines, including bamboo, cork, and Marmoleum. The business is also aligned with Shaw Floors, which owns its own recycling mill and uses 100% recycled material.

Stop in at R.H. Osborne’s World of Floor Coverings at 4073 West Road in Cortland! If you are in the market for new flooring or if you have a loved one who is planning to update their home, this is a great time of year to pick up a gift certificate for them. During the Christmas season, R.H. Osborne’s offers an extra 10% off on gift certificates – so if you purchase one for $100, you receive one for $110!

R.H. Osborne’s World of Floor Coverings is open Monday-Wednesday from 8 am – 5:30 pm, Thursdays from 8 am – 7:00 pm, Fridays from 8 am – 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 am – 2 pm. For more information, you can also call (607) 753-9504 or visit www.osbornesflooring.com.

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