National Design Mart moves down the road to a new and improved location – Wooster Daily Record

National Design Mart moves down the road to a new and improved location – Wooster Daily Record

Former carpet store gutted and renovated

National Design Mart Sales Associate Kaytee Miller walked two customers from the front room, through the back and into the warehouse where carpets lined the walls and flooring options covered the cement floor.

The customers described their house that was built in the 1960s. They wanted to remove the carpet and replace it with hardwood floors.

Miller showed them a couple of options before describing some of the services National Design Mart provides.

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“You can take boards home for a week or so to see how it fits in your home,” she told them. “If you don’t like those boards or if you want something else, we can search for something closer to what you like or import it from our Medina store.”

After answering a couple of questions, Miller left the two to look at flooring options.

By Miller’s math, she was hired around six months ago, but at the time she worked at National Design Mart’s old location — a former roller skating rink turned into a showroom.

Months later, she works with seven other employees at the newly opened store at 5252 Cleveland Road, which opened earlier this month.

New and improved location

Founded by Dennis King in the 1960s, National Design Mart is now owned and operated by the second King generation with the main store based in Medina County.

The Medina location measures in at nearly six acres of showrooms full of cabinets, showers, carpets, flooring and more, National aims to put most home renovation items in one place, said Saundra Lambert, director of marketing.

While not nearly as big, the new Wooster location is a smaller version of its Medina counterpart, which celebrated the opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 17.

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“This store was a carpet store that we gutted and renovated to fit what we needed,” Lamber said.

Customers can purchase materials and install them on their own or with professional assistance. National hopes to make most, if not all, products available to purchase online in the future, she said.

“I really like the new space,” said Lori Glancy, office manager in Wooster. “It’s cleaner, nice and much brighter.”

Grand opening 

Wooster’s National Design Mart will host a grand opening 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2.

It will feature Hartzler Family Dairy ice cream …….


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