Lang Carpet is a family business dedicated to excellent customer service, and has been since our founding in 1900.

 

You'll always find a member of the family at Lang Carpet. We are hands-on owners who care about the quality of the carpets and rugs we sell and clean. For over 116 years the Lang Family has been delivering distinguished service and products to our customers. We offer exceptional cleaning and repair services, as well as our retail rug and carpeting showroom. In our over 4,000 square foot showroom, designers and homeowners alike are able to select unique rugs and carpeting in addition to custom designs for their spaces.

 

About the Owner

Thomas Lang is the 4th generation of Lang family members to own and operate Lang Carpet. Tom was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, the youngest of three children. Tom began working at Lang Carpet at the age of 16, later taking over the business from his father, H. Vaughn Lang Jr.. Tom has been devoted to honesty, integrity, and customer satisfaction at Lang Carpet ever since.

Tom Lang, our Lang Carpet owner and 4th generation Lang.

 

Our History

This is a picture of George Folwell Lang, whom founded Lang Company in 1900.

This is a picture of George Folwell Lang, whom founded Lang Company in 1900.

In 1872, George Folwell Lang was born the youngest of 7 children to Welsh immigrants. George F. worked for J.B. Reed, a close friend and his brother in-law. The two men went into the soap business together, selling soap door-to-door, to support their families. Years later, in 1900, George created George F. Lang Company, which has been family owned and operated by the Lang family since.
 
Originally, George F. Lang Company, picked up and delivered rugs for cleaning using horse drawn carriages. Lang Company even had its stables for their horses. Lang has also had multiple carpet cleaning locations over the years including, 10th and Orange Street, 1207 N. Orange Street, 407 N. Adams Street, 702 W. 5th Street, and our current location at 1001 N. Union Street. In addition to our location changes, Lang Co. has changed our name. In 2000, Lang’s 100th anniversary, George F. Lang Co. became better known as Lang Carpet. 
 
George F., along with the entire Lang family, have been a long standing members of the Wilmington community. In 1929, the Governor appointed George F. to the Department of Elections for the City of Wilmington, Delaware. George F. was also known locally for his daily classifieds advertisement, which asked for 1,000 rugs to clean, a tradition, which continued for nearly 40 years.
 
George F. was married to his wife, Alice, for over 65 years and they had two children. Their younger son, Harold Vaughn Lang Sr. was the second in the line of the four generations of Lang owners that would have owned and operated Lang Co. After Harold V. Lang Sr. retired his son, H. Vaughn Lang Jr. took over the company, followed by the current owner and operator, Thomas Lang.

George Fowell Lang, the founder of Lang Company.

Harold Vaughn Lang Sr., past Lang Carpet owner, and H. Vaughn Lang Jr.'s father.

H. Vaughn Lang Jr., Lang Carpet owner, and Tom Lang's father.

Tom Lang, the current owner of Lang Carpet, and 4th generation Lang.

George F. Lang and his wife of 50 years, Alice.

George F. Lang and his wife of 50 years.

Harold Vaughn Lang and his car in front of the Lang Company building.

Tom Lang, 4th generation Lang Carpet owner, and his father H. Vaughn Lang Jr., also a Lang Carpet owner.

Tom Lang, 4th generation Lang Carpet owner, and his father H. Vaughn Lang Jr., also a Lang Carpet owner.

One of our past Lang Carpet signs.

Our Lang Carpet Team Members

 

Our Lang Carpet team is part of what makes us unique. Many of our dedicated employees have been with us for more than ten years, so you will always see a familiar face. 

 

Tom Lang and his daughter, Kristin Lang

 

Our Design and Rug Partners

We are proud to have established strong relationships with the following organizations. These relationships allow us to provide both our designers, homeowners, and commercial clients with the best experience possible.

 
 
We are proud to be ASID partners.

We are proud to be ASID partners.

ASID

American Society of Interior Designers: We are happy to be your direct connection to Design Professionals and Product Resources. We offer exclusive products and superior selection giving our designers and their clients a premium experience.

 
British Wool Marketing Board

British Wool Marketing Board

British Wool Marketing Board

The British Wool Marketing Board operates a central marketing system for UK fleece wool with the aim of achieving the best possible net returns for farmers. Our partnership with this organization helps us to bring the highest quality designer wools to our customers and to support farmers.

 

 
International Design Guild, an exclusive group of high-end carpeting and flooring showrooms

International Design Guild, an exclusive group of high-end carpeting and flooring showrooms

International Design Guild

International Design Guild is an organization of the finest decorative floor covering showrooms. Through our membership we are able to deliver luxury products with a focus on design and fashion.

 
Just Shorn Wool

Just Shorn Wool

Just Shorn

Just Shorn is home to the finest New Zealand wool carpets and rugs in the world. The dedicated partnership of New Zealand sheep farmers use renewable farming practices ensuring your designer wools are not only stylish and durable, but also sustainable.

 
Wools of New Zealand

Wools of New Zealand

Wools of New Zealand

Wools of New Zealand providing naturally superior New Zealand wool. Wools of New Zealand is a premium brand, which identifies products that meet stringent quality standards and fibre content requirements.