Green Bay Packers fans have long admired the grand symbol of their team, the Packers 'G,' and now have an opportunity to turn their own floors into 'home turf,' adorning them with the universally-recognized logo.
The Packers Pro Shop, along with Green Bay's H.J. Martin and Son, Inc., unveiled this week a line of exclusive Packers carpet. Two styles are offered: Packers Team Carpet, featuring a green and gold 'G' logo design, and Packers Premium Carpet, featuring a beige 'G' logo design. Both styles are available to be ordered in custom sizes. Additionally, the Packers Team Carpet is available in area rug sizes, including 3'x4', 4'x 6', 6'x9' and 11'x13' offerings.
"Through the years, we've received numerous, numerous requests for Packers carpeting," said Kate Hogan, the Packers' director of retail operations. "We're very happy to be able to offer these unique selections. We are excited to be working with a great local company like H.J. Martin, too. They've developed a top-notch product and have a great reputation for distribution and installation."
An item of interest for years, the beige 'G' style was featured throughout the Packers' former facility, including the offices, locker room and private boxes. It became a popular item at Pro Shop tent sales the past several years, as new and used sections of carpet immediately sold out upon the beginning of the sale. The immense interest in the carpet eventually led to its development as a consumer product.
"We're proud to be able to work with the Packers," said Ed Martin, president of H.J. Martin and Son, Inc. "We're confident Packers fans will really enjoy the product. There are many 'Packers Rooms' in homes around the country and this will be a perfect addition to those areas."
Interested buyers are encouraged to visit the Packers Pro Shop in the Lambeau Field Atrium, where samples are on display, as well as at the H.J. Martin and Son location in Green Bay. Samples, sized at 8"x8", also are available for purchase for $12. Upon ordering custom-sized carpeting, the $12 sample purchase price will be deducted from the order's total.
For customers outside of the Green Bay area, ordering information is available on the Internet at www.packerscarpet.com and via telephone at 866-GBCARPET (866-422-2773). Through H.J. Martin's nationwide partners, custom carpet can be ordered and installed in any of the lower 48 states, ensuring that nearly every Packers fan can install the carpet in his or her favorite room.