Floor Coverings International Comes to Charlotte

Published On: April 2nd, 2024Categories: Featured, Floor Coverings International Franchise, Press Releases
This article was originally published in Patch on March 26, 2024.

Helmut Grohschaedl is a Floor Coverings International franchisee. He visits customers’ homes in a Mobile Flooring Showroom stocked with thousands of flooring samples and serves clients throughout Central Charlotte.

(Charlotte, NC)– 52-year-old Charlotte resident, Helmut Grohschaedl, was born in Austria and grew up in the environment of a woodworking family business. So, what better choice for him when leaving the corporate world behind to start his own business, than Floor Coverings International, the No.1 flooring franchise in North America? FCI of Central Charlotte has opened its doors (mobile showroom doors that is) and is coming right to their customers’ doors with over 3000 flooring options.

“For sure I loved the business model,” said Grohschaedl. “People tell me they didn’t know they could choose so easily and are loathe to go to ‘big box stores’ where they might spend half a day getting waited on and looking through samples. It’s such a newer, better model for home improvement and flooring shopping,” continued Grohschaedl. “To see a flooring sample on your own floor with your own paint, couches, and lighting. And, get professional design help from our Design Associates, all without leaving the home. It was a huge factor in my choice to open one here in Charlotte.”

Grohschaedl moved to the States in 2010 and managed large manufacturing companies and helped them grow in 17 European countries including North and South America. His motivating drivers were breaking free from the constraints of the corporate world and embarking on a transformative journey of entrepreneurship, community engagement, and meaningful impact. “My belief is that becoming an FCI franchise owner is more than just a career move; it’s a catalyst for personal fulfillment, professional growth, and positive change,” he said.

The biggest trend in Charlotte for flooring? Grohschaedl said, “What I am hearing is hybrid flooring: combines the best features of laminate and vinyl and engineered wood floors are hard to distinguish from real hardwood floors, but so much easier to maintain. Pet and kid friendly, all these choices cut maintenance time way down adding more time with the family and less cringing when the kids and dogs are playing on it. Also, consumers are increasingly interested in eco-friendly flooring options. This includes materials like bamboo, cork, reclaimed wood, and recycled materials. And that’s good for everyone. For more information in Charlotte go to https://centralclt.floorcoveringsinternational.com/

Norcross, GA-based Floor Coverings International ranks consistently as the No. 1 Mobile Flooring Franchise in North America by Entrepreneur Magazine. The 240 franchisees (with 95 more under development) and their Design Associates offer a unique in-home experience with a mobile showroom that comes directly to the client’s door. The company will open several more locations throughout the U.S. and Canada through franchise expansion. For franchise information, please visit www.flooring-franchise.com.