Ben Elfman Carpet Boston US Map & Phone & Address
• 260 Second St. Chelsea; (617) 884-8600 As you may have seen on a certain TV commercial, Mine loves Elf-man’s. Patriarch Ben founded this wholesaler in 1907; about a dozen years ago, they began selling to the public at those same high-volume prices. Find DuPont “Stainmaster” for $9.99 a square yard, installed; this would retail for over $20 elsewhere. Commercial carpeting starts as low as $6.99 installed, with a 20-year guarantee.
Sculptured-texture nylon carpeting is as low as $5.99 per yard, and 6’ x 9’ bound remnants start at a fantastic $19 in a large variety of colors. Oriental rugs of the same size, valued at up to $150, sell for just $39. And, would you believe 2’ x 4’ hand-woven Orientals for just $9.99? Believe it.
As one of the largest distributors in the region, Elfman’s gets sweet deals from the mills, and prefers to pass those savings on to keep customers coming in. Every two months or
so, they run a 25% off sale on every item in the store; twice a year, all Orientals are cut by 40% to 70% to clear room for new arrivals. And don’t miss “Ben’s Basement.” where everything is half-price. Elfman’s includes padding and installation in the prices of all broadloom. Located just north of the Tobin Bridge, they’re open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays, Saturdays 10-6, Sundays 12-5.
C & S Carpet
• 1704 Washington St. Boston; (617)262-9822
Recently moved to the South End, C & S installs carpets for homes and major businesses throughout Boston. Broadlooms start as low as $ 11.99 per square yard; commercial weaves can be even less. Remnants sell for $5 per square yard period. They also have imitation Oriental rugs; a 9’ x 12’ rug sells for $150. Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, C & S can also arrange to come to your home and give a free estimate.