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The grocery Store  Principle.

After working for years as an installer for his mother's flooring company, in 1978, our late founder, Mike Blanton, founded Dalton Carpet Outlet in Athens, Georgia.

 Mike Blanton

With just one other employee, Dalton Carpet Outlet became part of the nationwide Carpet One cooperative in 1988 and renamed Dalton Carpet One. Continued to be guided by this principle today, Mike believed in operating the store on what he called “The Grocery Store Principle.” It means if we saw one of our customers in the grocery store, we wouldn’t feel the need to go down another aisle to avoid them, because we handle all our projects correctly and with care from start to finish. Our team at Dalton Carpet One wants to be able to greet every Dalton Carpet One customer we encountered with confidence, knowing we took care of them and their home from start to finish.


As of December of 2018, Dalton Carpet One and DCO Commercial Floors, our sister company, are now owned and operated by two long-time employees, JR Allred and Curtis Blanton. JR Allred began working with us in 2004 and now serves as the President of Dalton Carpet One. JR has worked in several different roles and managed many aspects of the company in his time with us, allowing him to acquire a diverse knowledge of our unique business.

Curtis Blanton, son of our late founder, Mike Blanton, has worked with the company since graduating in 2007. He operates as a co-owner and the President of DCO Commercial Floors. Under our new leadership, Dalton Carpet One continues to be your family-owned and operated flooring, kitchen, and bath experts.



A Humble Beginning

Mike was also a local Lake Oconee homeowner that enjoyed the lake community and felt that the community would benefit from Dalton Carpet One. So, in 2000, Dalton Carpet One opened its doors in Lake Oconee to serve the lake community as well as the surrounding Eatonton and Greensboro communities.


Dalton Carpet One, with a humble start as a flooring outlet with two employees in Athens, Georgia, and has grown into a large-scale operation serving communities across North Georgia and into neighboring states. Dalton Carpet One continues to offer state of the art flooring for your home and top of the line installation services, but as we have grown, we were called to sell tile, cabinets, countertops, and all the other fresh flooring products under the Grocery Store Principle that got us started back in 1978. We want our clients to have a smooth and easy experience working with us, so we also offer interior design, project management, and job-site supervision services to streamline home projects for our customers.
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Living room with soft grey and cream furniture and carpet.


We exist to make it easy for customers — that’s our Core Purpose. With each specialized member of our team, Dalton Carpet One makes the process enjoyable and effortless for our customers. In order to fulfill our Purpose, we use our three Core Values every day, which are Focus On The Customer, Always Get Better, and Do Whatever It Takes. These values allow us to put our customers first by providing expert service, which builds lasting relationships with our clients.


With Dalton Carpet One’s full range of products, you can browse any of our showrooms and select an entire homes design with assistance from any of our dedicated, in-house designers. From product selections to home measurements, and 3D designs renderings to final installation, Dalton Carpet One is here to help you every step of the way. We look forward to working with you on your next project!
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What makes us different.

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Beautiful Guarantee®*

We know how important it is for you to feel confident in your flooring selection. We strive to ensure the floor we've created together is as beautiful as the one in your dreams. If not, we'll replace it for free. That's what we call The Beautiful Guarantee®*.

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Room Visualizer

Picturing new flooring in your home is quick and easy with our room visualizer. You’ll be able to see new flooring in an instant with the swipe of a finger.

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Our Advantage

We’re a team of local, independently owned and operated stores, all highly experienced and deeply invested in our communities. By coming together, we’re able to get the best deals, straight from the manufacturers and pass the savings on to you. So you get gorgeous floors at an attractive price, and a simple, seamless experience every time.

Carpet One Cares.

Carpet One Floor & Home Cares is our commitment to our customers and our communities to community involvement. It represents our belief in serving our employees, customers and the communities in which we do business. It is our way to reach out, give back, and make a difference.

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