Carpet Viking.

Carpet Viking Statue

Field review by the editors.

Deerfield, New Jersey

What's the connection between Vikings and bargain rugs? This tall fiberglass Norseman -- maybe 16 feet in height -- has spent most of his existence promoting carpets in the Upper Deerfield Township area. "Erik the Viking" is very lumpy and muscular, clad in a sleeveless tunic and horned helmet.

The Carpet Viking is not a traditional Muffler Man, but an offshoot found in a few other parts of the country, usually as a high school mascot or carpet champion.

Orr's Carpet business was sold in ~2006, and the statue stood on the front lawn of a nearby private home. In 2008, Orr Flooring Center's let us know they bought their mascot and he's back on premises.

Carpet Viking Statue

Orr's Flooring

Address:
1526 Route 77, Deerfield, NJ
Directions:
Orr's Flooring. US Hwy 40 to Pole Tavern Rd south to Hwy 77. On the west side, just south of the intersection of Hwy 77 and Old Deerfield Pike.
Phone:
856-455-1126
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