Markville Carpet & Flooring Centre is in celebration mode: Not only did their new state-of-the-art showroom recently open, but the team is finding much success in bringing highly sought-after luxury vinyl plank flooring to their clients.

By Tara MacIntosh


The personality of a room is comprised of multiple elements, with flooring framing the entire setting. The artwork and perfect furnishings are chosen to complement the style and colour of the floor that’s selected and installed. At Markville Carpet & Flooring Centre, the importance of design, colour and size is understood — even celebrated.


Markville has welcomed customers for more than 40 years in their Markham location with enthusiasm, always honoured to be part of a home renovation or new build project. Two-and-a-half years in the making, it is thrilling for Markville’s Hessam Ghazanfari to announce the opening of a second location at 52 Scarsdale Road in Toronto. “We are elated to open our second designer-focused location in Toronto,” he says, beaming with pride. “Visit our new state-of-the-art showroom to share a coffee, relax and browse flooring options or discuss your needs with our designers. Our doors are always open, and everyone is welcome.”


In the flooring world, few materials on the market can compare to the luxury vinyl plank. Luxury vinyl is a life-friendly material that’s exceptional when it comes to care and durability, especially for those who have children or pets. With waterproof properties, it’s forgiving of spills and mishaps. In the last six to eight years, luxury vinyl planks have gained popularity for both homeowners and business owners who have high-traffic areas. “Every home is different, and every homeowner has a vision of the warmth and comfort they crave when they open their front door,” he says. “Most of our clients purchasing this material choose between seven-and-a-half- and nine-and-a-halfinch boards for the rich warmth it brings to any room.”


The company’s talented in-house designers artfully assist clients in narrowing down colours, styles and quality options from the vast selection they carry. The helpful and experienced staff are well-versed in sought-after brands, including Shaw Floors, COREtec Flooring, Mannington Flooring, Mohawk Flooring and Karastan. Each brand has 30 to 50 shades available, easily matched to any home decor.




Flooring trends are leaning toward softer neutral colours that don’t take up all the attention in the room. These light and breezy colour choices are easy to keep looking new for years, even with the hustle of high-traffic homes. “We have recently seen a shift from the greys to more neutral tones,” Ghazanfari says. “We have many shades available and will assist our clients in finding the perfect match for their decor and design needs. In our new showroom, clients will be able to see and touch the product, and we have samples they can take home to get a visual on what the colour and texture will bring to their space.”


Besides looking simply exquisite when installed, this high-quality flooring option has an easy maintenance routine to keep it looking like new. It’s scratch- and dent-proof, and spills and shoe marks are washed away with a hot-water mop. “It is a joy to sell luxury vinyl plank as we understand and appreciate the value,” Ghazanfari says. “Helping to make our clients’ lives easier while maintaining beauty and style is an absolute dream come true.”