Bloomsburg Carpet Then and Now

A Look at How We've Kept Tradition Alive Over the Last 35 Years

Bloomsburg Carpet, situated in the picturesque Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania, was founded in 1976 by Raymond P. Habib along with twelve experienced employees dedicated to maintaining the craft of carpet weaving in the U.S.A.  Today, over 35 years later, Bloomsburg Carpet’s manufacturing integrity is maintained & strengthened by the leadership of Raymond’s son, Thomas Habib. Bloomsburg Carpet continues to grow and expand but our commitment to quality and design remains strong.

The town of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania has a very unique textile heritage related to woven carpets in the United States. Bloomsburg Carpet is the oldest continuous manufacturing center of woven carpets in America with an unbroken manufacturing heritage of over 150 years. Known for woven carpet constructions and designs, our archive of historic carpet patterns complements our commitment to historic preservation. Even more important, we are the only woven carpet manufacturer in the United States that operates all three woven carpet construction types, Velvet, Wilton, and Axminster, within a single manufacturing operation. With over 50 carpet looms in continuous operation, the ability to reproduce historically appropriate carpet patterns is unlimited.

The looms of Bloomsburg Carpets, with the craftsmanship of our weavers, have an impressive history of providing woven carpets used in the preservation of historic American landmark buildings across the country. From “America’s Showplace for the Nation,” Radio City Music Hall, through the Senate and House Chambers of the United States Capitol to the Court Chamber of the United States Supreme Court, our woven carpet is the standard for America’s historic landmarks and architectural treasures.

Carpeting used in these historic structures was always woven. Woven carpets using wool, cotton, and jute are historically accurate for buildings built in the United States prior to 1960. Our woven carpets use the same rapidly renewable materials today that were the standards for the carpet industry prior to the invention of tufted carpet and petroleum based nylon, polyester, and polypropylene carpet yarns

 The preservation of existing structures is without question, the ultimate in sustainability. Buildings constructed from the 19th and early 20th century were designed with many considerations for the natural environment, and so have inherent sustainable features. One of the many sustainable features was the carpeting.

We have made the protection of the planet’s most valuable resources, including our cultural achievements, a top priority in each decision. We believe that worldwide historical and environmental posterity is more important than a dollar or all of the flooring products in the world combined. That is why the consideration of both the creative and natural legacy we leave to all following generations is our largest asset as a carpet manufacturing company and species. We strive to improve this balance each day, and appreciate your help in joining us in this conscious effort to improve our environment. Because we all must constantly remind each other where home base is.

With an eye towards the environment, we continue to utilize raw materials that are sustainable and renewable. Shaping these resources into some of the world’s most beautiful and resilient floor coverings, we plan on keeping the tradition of carpet weaving alive and well in the U.S.A. for many more generations.

 Visit our website to learn even more about our committment to the environment, historical preservation and top-quality carpet!

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