Monthly Archives: September 2008

Installation of Marmoleum Click floating flooring into our Alexandria, Virginia showroom.

Marmoleum is the only flooring certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation.
We have a section installed in our Alexandria showroom at 430 S. Pickett Street (right next to the Home Depot).


Chris Moline, LEED AP, Residential Group Manager for Commercial Carpets of America


Christopher Moline, LEED AP

Residential Group Manager

Commercial Carpets of America


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Some in-progress shots of our “green” area installation.

Here is Earl rolling out 1/8" cork underlayment.

Here is Earl rolling out 1/8 cork underlayment before installing the floating Marmoleum Click planks and tiles.


Green Flooring – what’s on your mind?

Perspective from a LEED AP:

After over 11 years in the flooring business, I think I’ve heard it all. Then, someone inevitably comes along and says they’ve heard something from a flooring retailer that proves me wrong.
If you’ve heard something about green flooring and it either sounds crazy or too good to be true, post a comment here and I’ll do some research for you. “Green-washing” is a practice used by less-informed folks in the industry to cover their lack of knowledge at best. At worst, it’s a way to persuade a customer with good intentions to purchase flooring that doesn’t measure up.  We’d like to put a stop to that.

Ask your average flooring sales person whatUSGBC stands for and you’ll probably get a blank stare.
If they’re quick on their feet and think a smile will get them through, they may  make something up like, “U Seriously Gotta Be Cool” and expect you to laugh it off and forget about it. But USGBC stands for the US Green Building Council, creator and monitor of the LEED program.
LEED stands for Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design, the worldwide standard for measuring energy efficiency in building design. Check out this youtube video for a nice explanation of LEED by Tracie Hall, Executive Director of the Upstate NY chapter of the USGBC –

Further on, they may think a carbon footprint is something you leave on the floor after walking through some coal dust… but check out and you’ll learn more.

Keep checking back for more as we add to this blog daily.

All the best!


<br>Christopher Moline, LEED AP<hr><br>Residential Group Manager<br>Commercial Carpets of America <br>703-370-0000 <br><a href=
Christopher Moline, LEED AP
Residential Group Manager
Commercial Carpets of America
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Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland Flooring – Residential, Commercial, GSA

Welcome to Alexandria Carpet One & Commercial Carpets of America.

Chris Moline, LEED AP – Residential Group Manager

Not ashamed to be a tree-hugger!

For your home, office space or officer’s club on base, you’ll find a wealth of flooring-related information in the many posts on our blog.

RESIDENTIAL – Are you looking for the latest information on flooring trends, fashion or the environmental impact/carbon footprint of your flooring choice? You’ve come to the right place. How about Cork, Heated Floors, Dustless Hardwood Refinishing, Reclaimed Wood, Custom Staircases, Carpet Cushion, Floor Repair Information… it’s all here!

COMMERCIAL – Are you a facility manager looking to replace carpet, carpet tile, vct, porcelain, rubber, or linoleum flooring?  We provide material and installation services nationwide to many commercial end-users. You won’t have to worry about whether or not we can do quality work… after 35 years, we’ve proven it and you’ll look good when you choose the CCA team.

GSA – Are you a government contract specialist looking to touch base with a GSA, TXMAS or AFNAF professional? You’ve found us!

Whatever your flooring needs, give us a call at 703-370-0000 or send an email. You’ll be glad you did!

Contact Chris Moline, LEED AP, our Residential Group Manager, for any flooring-related questions.

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