Cheryl Simmons

  • Years of experience in retail flooring


Cheryl Simmons is a former writer for The Spruce who contributed nearly 100 articles over three years. Simmons has been immersed in all things carpeting her entire life. She grew up in the carpeting industry in her parents’ retail flooring store. She began working in the store part-time at the age of 13 and continued to work there throughout her schooling, learning every aspect of the business. After she graduated from college, she returned to the store to work full-time and now runs the store along with her husband and mother. 


Simmons holds a bilingual Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics from York University.

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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