Wool Carpet + Big Dog? Absolutely

brutus on the karastan rug

The rug Brutus the Bull Mastiff is standing on is a Karastan woven wool custom piece that retails for well over $23 per square foot. Why am I allowing him on such a pricey piece of textile art?
Because wool is incredibly durable, abrasion-resistant, and beautiful.

Now, it must be understood that this is a cut-pile piece with no loops. Had there been loops in the pattern, Brutus the Magnificent would have made a bit of a mess as he plays. But as it is, he can have all the fun he wants on it (including the occasional accident… he is a puppy after all) and I don’t worry about it.

If you have questions regarding pets and designer carpet/rugs, don’t hesitate to send an email and I’ll get right back with you.

All the best,


Chris with Reina the wonderdog GSD
Chris Moline LEED AP, CAPS – General Manager of Retail Sales   – Email


Shop Our Online Store For Area Rugs – Delivered To Your Home In 2-3 Days

Special-order area rugs can be shipped direct to you in 2-3 days from our online store carrying thousands of designs and sizes.

Shop for area rugs online

We can create custom area rugs from our stock broadloom wool remnants and special-order carpet, or you can buy ready-made rugs in thousands of styles and sizes by clicking the link above. You’ll get beautiful, comfortable rugs delivered to your home in three days or less!


Chris with Reina the wonderdog GSD
Chris Moline is our General Manager of Retail Sales.






Beautiful Floors, Shower Tile, Backsplash in Silver Spring, Maryland

Hold onto your socks…
Here are some shots of a recent whole-house project we just completed for a long-time customer for his home in Silver Spring, Maryland.
From carpet to LVT to tile, the whole house ties together with a clean, modern look.

Kitchen lvt and subway tile
The subway tile backsplash and luxury vinyl plank flooring really tie this new kitchen together. Trey could be an interior designer!

Zim lvt kitchen

Zim great lvt shot
A clean and modern look.

Zim lvt living roomZimmerman lvt 2Zimmerman lvt

10 x 14 bianco carrera ML70 subway shower
10 x 14 Carrara wall tile with built-in corner shelves. Tub surrrounds look so much better when the tile is installed all the way to the ceiling.
Zim subway tile shower
More subway tile along with waterproof window trim for a clean, easy-to-maintain look.

Is this the kind of look you want in your home?
If so, come check us out!
Send an email or call at 301-937-0030 to start your journey to a beautiful new space.

All the best,


Chris with Reina the wonderdog GSD
Chris Moline is our General Manager of Retail Sales.


Happy Floors Porcelain Tile Dealer In Beltsville, Silver Spring, Maryland

Ok, I know… the name “Happy Floors” sounds kinda goofy.
I agree.
But their tile selection and pricing are noteworthy.

Acorn mahogany tile
Acorn porcelain tile by Happy Floors, color Mahogany.

We carry all Happy Floor styles, as well as American Olean, Dal Tile, Bel Terra, Marazzi, Emser, and more. Here is a list with links to each style.

Stop by our Beltsville showroom and see everything we have to offer. We also have a large architect library full of commercial flooring samples and a warehouse packed with commercial and residential flooring.

All the best,

Chris Moline LEED AP, CAPS
General Manager of Residential Sales


Dog Days of Summer… Literally!

I had a FANTASTIC day today measuring a home. Not one, but two dogs… and one of them was the fluffiest chow puppy. Yes, some days are better than others.

Chow puppy
“I don’t know what the big deal is. They all smell the same!”

The lab was a sweet treat. I’ve been in thousands of homes over the years and he was the best-behaved dog I’ve encountered. 5 years old and just amazingly gentle and friendly. He used to be a guide dog for the blind, but he apparently liked to pee a bit too much.

Chow puppy wants love

Pup chooses his favorite carpet
“Hey mom, I like this one!”

Be warned, if I come to measure your house and you have a dog… I’m gonna ask to pet it and I may get sidetracked!

And… if you bring your pet to my showroom, I’m going to snap a picture.
Thank you in advance for bringing some furry sunshine into the work day!!!
Dogs in the showroom


Chris Moline LEED AP, CAPS is our General Manager of Retail Sales.

Email or Call 301-477-1654


Airo Hypoallergenic, VOC-Free Carpet

Airo hypoallergenic recyclable low voc allergy friendly carpet in maryland dc

Airo is an eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, low-VOC option for allergy sufferers and chemically-sensitive people and pets. The fibers will not absorb moisture, which helps prevent the growth of allergens. And the attached cushion allows for excellent airflow, which in-turn allows your vacuum cleaner to do a much better job.

To find out more, come to our showroom and look at the samples. We can measure your home and give an estimate.

Call 301-477-1654 and ask for Chris. Or click to send Chris an email.

All the best,


Chris Moline LEED AP is our General Manager of Retail Sales



Installing Waterproof COREtec Vinyl Plank LVT Flooring in Our DC Metro Maryland Carpet One Flooring Store

I love making people’s homes and offices look better with new floors.
After over 20 years it still hasn’t gotten old.
But… I REALLY love doing work in my own showroom.
Here are some pictures of a recent installation of COREtec waterproof flooring in a section of our showroom in Beltsville, Maryland, just outside Silver Spring. I chose to replace the oldest section of showroom flooring with multiple areas of different flooring types, most of which had been discontinued.
We sell and install thousands of square feet of waterproof LVT flooring every month and it only made sense to put some on the floor.
Hope you like it!

Here’s the finished project:

CoreTec Plus XL vinyl plank waterproof flooring in our Maryland DC showroom

Waterproof vinyl plank lvt CoreTec flooring DC MD VA

And here are some in-progress shots of what it took to install this awesome floor. Note – preparing the area took a crew of 4 one entire day. Prep is the most important, yet unseen, part of an installation.

Removing flooring before installing CoreTec Luxury Vinyl Plank Tile

Tearing up old floors before installing floating CoreTec vinyl waterproof

Scraping floor clean before installing CoreTec waterproof flooring

Skim coat floor before installing CoreTec vinyl waterproof plank floor
The entire floor had to be skim coated with a cementitious underlayment prior to installing the plank flooring. Without the skim coating, the old adhesive would make a “popping” noise every once in awhile… and it would drive me nuts!

Here’s a drawing showing which styles we installed in this phase. We will installing another 700 square feet soon!

Showroom LVT install

Let me know what you think. Send an email or call 301-477-1654.


Chris Moline is our General Manager of Retail Sales.