About Butler Floor & Carpet

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Butler Floor & Carpet had its humble beginnings on 331 South Washington Street in Butler, PA. Originally a 15' x 25' sales floor, a small office on the first floor, and a phone number of 74016, the company paled in comparison to the business today.

With only his entrepreneurial spirit and the drive to be successful, Loyd Croft, a war veteran working as a mechanical engineer for Spang Co., wanted to run his own business. In 1949 the opportunity arose for Loyd to purchase Butler Floor & Carpet With no background in floor coverings or previou experience managing a business, Loyd took the plunge and purchased the company from Eddie Trampson.
Butler Floor & Carpet
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Loyd and one other salesman ran the store, with sales in both residential and commercial hard surface flooring. At the time, linoleum was the floor to have, and the asphalt tile being installed was still made with asbestos. Customer selection was limited to a few colors of linoleum and rubber tile and ten colors of asphalt tile. Plastic wall tile was also a popular item for bathroom and kitchen walls. 

In 1957 Butler Floor & Carpet moved to a new building at 231 West Wayne Street and expanded business to include acoustic ceiling sales.Carpet was added to Butler Floor's sales selection in 1966. Large rolls of carpet were stored right on the sales floor, so when a customer walked in and made a selection, the salespeople could cut the carpet right there on the spot.
Brothers, Dave and Jack Croft took over the company as partners in 1972 and in 1987, Butler Floor & Carpet moved again to their current location at 1763 North Main Street Ext., one mile north of the Clearview Mall. The company is now in its third generation of owners, as two of Dave's children, Julie Czifra and Timothy Croft, purchased the company in 2011.

Over 60 years after Loyd's business venture, Butler Floor & Carpet remains in the Croft family. The phone number has a few more digits, and there are more installers and salespeople, but the excellent service remains the same. So, whether you have a four-story office building that needs carpet and sheet vinyl or a kitchen that needs ceramic tile, you are sure to find the service and flooring you need at Butler Floor & Carpet.