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About Us

Carpet & Tile Mart is a 3rd generation, family-owned and operated business, built upon a proud heritage of providing customers a unique combination of unprecedented value, massive selection and unsurpassed customer service. Today the company operates 14 Flooring Superstores that serve Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Jersey and South Carolina, and a fast-growing e-commerce division that puts the Carpet & Tile Mart value proposition within reach of flooring customers from Coast to Coast in the US. In 1967, company founder Sam Longwill, opened the chain’s first store as Airbase Carpet Mart in a Quonset hut adjacent to the Air National Guard Base in New Castle, Delaware. Sam was able to stock and sell broadloom carpet, orientals and area rugs at deep discounts by buying mill overstocks, factory leftovers and remnants from dozens of manufacturers; allowing customers to get the same quality and fashion of high-end carpeting at a fraction of the cost of other carpet stores. Carpet Mart’s in stock, direct from the mill, warehouse-style approach allowed customers to save money AND take their new carpet with them – or have it professionally installed within days. This unique combination of value, convenience and professional service has been the hallmark of the business ever since. From the late 1960’s to today the company continued to expand its product offering, grow its business, and evolve its services to best meet the needs of flooring customers. Opening 2 additional stores in Delaware, 9 stores in Southeastern Pennsylvania, and one store in South Carolina – including the acquisition of legendary Lomax Rug Company in Philadelphia, which had operated since 1895 as a nationally known rug manufacturing and retail brand – and the opening of the Carpet & Tile Mart e-commerce division. Today, with over 300 employees, Carpet & Tile Mart operates on the same strong family-oriented traditions and values as it did when Sam Longwill founded the company in 1967; and remains the leading independent floor covering store chain in the nation offering the same exceptional values, unsurpassed selection and superior customer service as it did on opening day nearly 50 years ago. What’s our secret? We buy direct from mills and manufacturers for all flooring categories, eliminating middleman and mark-ups that are normally associated with flooring franchise stores, big-box home center flooring departments and floor covering buying group operations. Working closely with the mills and flooring suppliers for decades, we have also been able to maintain a superior product-quality level that other ‘flooring liquidators” cannot match. Our long-standing history with these vendors, and a unique liquid position in the marketplace, allows our buyers to negotiate and buy at deep discounts, and obtain goods or special limited deals not readily available to other retailers. Combined, this cost and pricing advantage has allowed us to pass all those savings on to you with products and prices you can't find anywhere else. Whether online or in-store we invite you to experience the Carpet & Tile Mart advantage today!

Carpetmart | 230 North DuPont Highway New Castle, DE US

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