You might know that Bestlaminate is a family owned business, but the backstory is much richer than that. In 2003, the husband-and-wife partners started their flooring business out of their garage.
Remi and Kasia haven’t always lived in the United States. Before setting up shop in Cleveland, Ohio, their family lived in Poland.
Wanting better care and education for their children, they moved to the United States in 2003. Remi, an inventor, brought his creation with him to America to start a promotional business. They packed their belongings, filled their container and made the move to America. Bestlaminate HistoryTo split their relocation cost, Kasia and Remi brought a few skids of European laminate flooring with intent to sell it. After getting settled into their new home, they started working in the promotional business selling branded copies of Remi’s invention [IQ Clip]. Unfortunately, that business was not as successful as they had hoped. While struggling, they decided to sell the laminate flooring they brought over in the news paper ads. In 2003, they sold their first two skids of laminate flooring right from their garage. The response to their ad was overwhelming and they continued to sell what they could. Soon, their neighbors, friends, and friends of their friends came to their house to find attractive, durable laminate flooring at affordable prices.
Everyone loved the high-quality European floors that they were selling for much less than the local stores. The flooring business began to take off, and Kasia wanted to grow the business into a retail location and expand the flooring selection. Five months later, Kasia and Remi opened their first store in December of 2003. Shortly after, they expanded to three stores around the Cleveland area.
They sold to homeowners, home builders and construction companies. When the market started to fizzle in 2008, and construction projects ceased, they decided to expand into new markets. They closed two of their three stores and focused on building Bestlaminate online. In January of 2015, the company relocated to a new, location in Willoughby, Ohio offering a modern work space, big showroom for their local customers, and spacious warehouses for their growing list of products.
Today, Bestlaminate is a national company that ships flooring to 48 contiguous states. From the start, we have been self-financed, focused on keeping our overhead costs at a minimum and working with strategic partners in both Europe and North America. This puts us in a position to offer some of the most attractive prices on the market. We've sold millions sq.ft of flooring sold nationwide, and we’re just getting started! We’ve set some ambitious goals for Bestlaminate to continue to grow and expand with the market. We're excited to not only offer more flooring options, but to also expand into more building products, including innovative HPL facades and interior panels. The future looks bright. Will you join us as we move ahead?
Whether you have a question about a type of flooring or you need a little extra help with your project, reach out to us! You might even get Remi on the other end. Nothing makes us happier than hearing from people like you!