Carpet Store - San Rafael's Finest Flooring Contractor


Mertel Carpets has more than a half century of history in Marin County.

In 1952, Jeff Mertel’s father and a partner opened Carpets Unlimited on San Rafael’s “Miracle Mile.” Eighteen years later, his father left that business to open his own shop: Stan Mertel Carpets. When Stan retired in 1985, son Jeff took over.
Today Jeff carries on the family tradition, and Mertel Carpets looks forward to serving all of Marin County’s present and future floor-covering needs.

Jeff has a long and happy history in Novato. He was born and raised here, went to Novato High, and has raised three children of his own in Novato. He was active in youth sports for many years - coaching soccer, Little League, and basketball – and he’s a member of Marin Country Club in Ignacio.

But it’s not just the Novato connection that makes Mertel Carpets right for the job. They have a reputation for excellent quality products and fast, clean installation.

Their reputation is so long-lived that word-of-mouth advertising is sufficient for their needs.
“We really don’t do much advertising,” says Jeff. “Nearly everything has been word-of-mouth. And that means lost of satisfied customers. “I’m personally involved in every job we do,” he continues, “And unlike some companies who subcontract the installation – to who knows who? – I have my own crew of reliable, longtime employees who always do great work.” Jeff knows another reason to maintain an impeccable reputation. “I do work for my friends and neighbors,” he says, “so I see my customers on the street. That means the work we do just has to be right.”