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

1526 Route 77, Deerfield, NJ
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.
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