Bell Floor Covering

Flooring philadelphia since 1936!


Wood•Tile •Carpet •Waterproof Flooring •Vinyl •Wallplanks • Linoleum • Laminate •Commercial Grades •Specialty Items •Installations

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Since 1936!

For three generations, our family has been partnering with Delaware Valley's builders, contractors, homeowners, and designers to provide quality flooring materials for a variety of budgets and project types.

Good flooring opens up an array of design possibilities. In today's market, it's important to quickly supply many options within budget. Our local warehouse is stocked with a vast ready-to-go inventory of bulk-priced, key looks from quality manufacturers. Finding something unique to match your style is easy in our Northern Liberties showroom, an expansive library of looks and advanced technologies in hardwood flooring, tiling, waterproof flooring, vinyl, and carpeting. If we don't have it in stock, we get it in quickly. And we provide speedy delivery!

There's a long tradition of Philadelphians sourcing their floors with Bell Floor Covering. As a new generation puts their mark on our growing city, we are proud to continue serving as your reliable flooring partner.



Products and Services

Floor and wall coverings

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HArdwood flooring

Built to last for generations, hardwood floors are a timeworn classic. From solidwood to engineered timber products, we offer a wide selection of species, finishes, and sizes from FSC-approved, Lacey-Act compliant, and LEED Certified manufacturers.

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Tiling lives at the intersection of performance and style. With an array of looks, shapes, and constructions from both world-renown and locally based manufacturers, our diverse selection of tiles are curated so you can let your creativity fly. 

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Water and Pet Proof Flooring

Created as a low-cost, high-performance alternative to wood flooring and traditional tile, these wood-plastic composites (WPC) offer the warm looks of classic hardwood, moisture resistance similar to tile, and are DIY, "lock & click" instillation friendly.

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Cozy, soft, and quiet, wall to wall carpeting serves many functions. Best in bedrooms, nurseries, hallways, and dens, technological advancements in fabrications and a design details have made carpeting more stylish and easier to maintain than ever before. 

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Commercial Grade

High volume foot traffic wears floors down, diminishing value and creating expensive headaches. Our extra-durable commercial grade products such as vinyl flooring and acrylic impregnated hardwood, are designed to keep your operation looking fresh so you can focus on what really matters to your business.



From waterproof planks to glue down sheets and tiles, vinyl flooring is a durable and cost-efficient option for high traffic, mess-prone areas. Coming in an array of styles, from stone to wood look, this is a great low maintenance but high-tech flooring solution.

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Cork, decorative wall panels, sports flooring, outdoor stone work, etc...we give you to access a wide variety of out-of-the-box ideas for your unique flooring needs. Thanks to our deep roots in the industry, we are able to source a wide spectrum of specialty floor and wall coverings. Just ask! 



Linoleum floors are associated with low maintenence durability, versatility, and sustainability. Made from naturally renewable resources and a high content of recycled material, today's linoleum comes in an array of colors, styles, and contemporary patterns.



Flooring is only as good as the installation, so we only work with experienced, certified installers. Our network of professionals have extensive backgrounds in all flooring materials and understand the unique needs of the Philadelphia region, ensuring your project performs as good as it looks.



Pro Partnerships

Meet deadlines, hit budgets, and stay organized


Builders, contractors & Developers

Simplify and reduce costs on your flooring operation, so your team can focus on getting the full job done right. By stocking your key materials in our local warehouse and offering speedy delivery - all at a value that's hard to beat, Bell's dedicated account mangers ensure no flooring issues set your projects back.



Create impeccable flooring for your clients without going over budget so you can do your best work possible on the rest of the project. With access to our low-cost inventory of contemporary, modern, and classic looks from a variety of manufacturers and brands, we can help you keep your flooring costs down and your client's satisfaction up.


We'd Love to Hear From You!


Bell Floor Covering

1050 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 (We have parking!)

Phone: 215.925.3089



Store Hours:

Monday: 8:30am-5pm

Tuesday: 8:30am-5pm

Wednesday: 8:30am-8pm

Thursday: 8:30am-5pm

Friday: 8:30a-5pm

Saturday: 10:30am-5pm

Sunday: Closed


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About Bell Floor Covering

A Flooring Family Since 1936

We grew up climbing on jungle gyms made of linoleum racking and playing hide-and-seek around hardwood floor and tile samples. Today, we provide the Delaware Valley with a playground of flooring material to open up home design. 

The tradition of flooring in the Bell Family began in the 1930s, during the depression. Our grandfather, Louis, found that flooring could put food on the table more reliably than the books he was selling out of his store on 2nd street near Girard Ave, where Bell Floor Covering sits to this day. Back then, this thoroughfare on 2nd street had become known as “Linoleum Lane” for its abundance of flooring stores. The competition was fierce, but Louis had a knack for flooring and grew Bell Floor Covering based on his reputation as being reliable, friendly, and honest.


In the early '60s at the age of 18, our dad Harvey, joined the business and kicked things into high gear. He saw the value in being able to offer quick delivery of popular styles, and added a warehouse on Frankford Ave in Fishtown. Harvey also began providing installation services, building a network of experienced installers well versed in a range of flooring needs. With an on hand inventory priced to move and a team of certified installers, he won business across the spectrum from new homeowners and contractors to perennial renovators and the City of Philadelphia. He invested a lot of time perfecting and improving his business and the overall industry, becoming president of the Philadelphia Floor Covering Association in the early '80s.

Harvey treated the store as if it were his own child - a personal dedication that carried Bell Floor Covering through the recessions of the late 20th century, which saw all flooring stores close along the once bustling "Linoleum Lane" except for Bell’s. Throughout the '80s and '90s, he invested in the store’s neighborhood, always hiring locally. He joined the Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association shortly after it was formed in the early 2000s, contributing to the area’s early revival.

Harvey’s son Joe Bell joined the business at the age of 21 in 2000 at a time when a new generation of builders were reinventing the neighborhood now called Northern Liberties, transforming the area into a hip enclave of living spaces, bars, restaurants, and boutiques. Joe was instrumental in expanding Bell Floor Covering, establishing partnerships with key builders and designers in the city, providing Bell’s flooring to some of the most recognized new commercial and residential properties in the city.

Today, Bell Floor Covering serves a wide swath of the home improvement and construction community in the Philadelphia region, from professional builders, contractors & designers to homeowners and landlords. We partner with the people building the city of Phildelphia piece by piece, opening up design options to fill the city's row homes, new builds, downtown condos and more. 

Joe Bell runs the business with his team of seasoned flooring specialists, with help from Harvey, who remains on as an adviser. Other Bells – cousins, siblings, in-laws, wives – have and are still helping contribute to the success of Bell Floor Covering. Allison Cane-Bell and Matt Bell also work in the office, making sure the engines are running. 

We're located in the same location Bell Floor Covering has been since our great grand father sold his cabinetry in the parking lot in 1919! Come visit us at our showroom in Northern Liberties or give us a call, and as with generations of Philadelphians before, let’s turn your design goals into reality, right in our playground.

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