Cover-Ups Carpet & Flooring first opened their doors in 1992, where they were solely located in Arthur, Ontario. In 2010, Cover-Ups was taken over by Gord Blyth and Caroline Paquet, who have since opened an additional store in Fergus, Ontario. Cover-Ups offers a wide selection of Carpet, Vinyl, Vinyl Tiles, Laminate, Hardwood, Cork, etc. and all installation material. We carry an impressive selection of Porcelain Tiles and are a Schluter approved dealer. We are also a PARA Paint dealer and stock the most popular pails of paint and primer. Since their opening over 20 years ago Cover-Ups has taken pride in providing expert flooring advice and customer service to the best of their ability.

Our Installers

Cover-Ups installers are fully qualified in their trade and perform to the best of their ability to ensure a professional installation. Because we only work with the best, your floor will perform to the guarantee provided by the manufacturer. Cover-Ups owner, Gord, is our master installer and manages our qualified group of professionals in whom we put our trust.

Our Guarantee

Trustworthy. Like any small business in a small community, our guarantee is your satisfaction. Without it, we could not stay in business. Life is not perfect, and things happen, we will work with you, our customers, to make sure every project is completed to your satisfaction.

Meet Our Team

Gord Blyth

Master Installer

With over twenty years of experience as a contractor/renovator Gord is the kind of guy who seems to know everything about everything. Paired with a meticulous attention to details and a natural talent for all things “built”, he is our master installer and the guy many customers as well as contractors consult with. Gord has an identical twin brother so don’t be surprise if you say hello and did not get the answer you expected. He grew up on a farm with his three other siblings and is passionate about small communities and their challenges.

Caroline Paquet

Store Manager and Designer

Imported from Quebec as you’ll likely guess as soon as you meet her, Caroline has also many tools in her toolbox. She has accumulated over the years many interesting experiences and odd jobs, but most of all has studied and worked as a full-time designer for more than 20 years. She also grew up in a small town and loves being a part of her community. You may run into her with Gord and the kids volunteering at The Norgan Theatre in Palmerston – anything for free popcorn!

Laurie Henderson

Customer Service and Purchasing

You could say of Laurie’s knowledge that “it’s like she’s been doing this all her life!” Well, in fact she has, as she grew up in the hardware store of her parents. On top of that, Laurie has a degree in architectural drawing and a lot of training in paint technologies to mix and tweak paint colours better than anybody else at Cover-Ups. Laurie has two beautiful “clones” of herself and her husband - see for yourself the pictures of her kids at her desk – who keep her busy with their sports. Don’t hesitate to do like lots of other people in Arthur and come to Cover-Ups just for a small chat and a good laugh with her!

Rita Bowman

Customer Service

Rita is passionate about all things design and you can tell through the enthusiastic consultation service she gives our customers. Top that with a fantastic sense of humour, people come to her first to beautify and cheer up their space up, but come again just to have a good laugh with her! She carries with her great stories of love, life and travels, as well as an impressive music record collection!