About Us

The Vertical Connection, Serving Columbia, Ellicott City, and Howard County Since 1977

For over 30 years, Steven and Kathy Joss and The Vertical Connection Carpet One Floor and Home have provided Columbia, Ellicott City, Howard County and the surrounding areas of Maryland with quality merchandise, superior customer service, great prices and professional installation. Specializing in residential and commercial carpet, flooring and window treatments, The Vertical Connection Carpet One Floor and Home carries a full line of flooring products including carpet, hardwood flooring, cork flooring, bamboo flooring, ceramic tile, vinyl flooring and laminate flooring.  And, window treatments including blinds, shades, shutters, duettes, silhouettes and the full Hunter Douglas line.  The one stop shop for your perfect home.

We are proud to be family owned and operated and to have served Howard County for over a quarter century.  As a member of Carpet One, the largest independent flooring retailer, we're able to offer our customers exclusive brands, superior products and unbeatable warranties. 

We are here to help you with your project from start to finish. Call or email us to set up a FREE premeasure for carpet, flooring or window treatments. It is a great benefit to have your home measured in advance. Once we have been in your home we will be better able to assist you in the showroom with style, color selection and budget. We look forward to working with you!

Why We Joined Forces With Carpet One

With over a thousand stores worldwide, Carpet One members not only have enormous buying power, but we have partners in all of the major brands, mills, and manufacturers. The Vertical Connection, along with Carpet One, has done the research for you. Just tell us your needs, and we’ll satisfy them beyond your expectations. We offer the largest selection of carpet, hardwood, laminate, ceramic tile, vinyl, area rugs and more - and you'll always find the best products and great savings... everyday.

We are delighted to bring you the service you deserve along with great prices resulting from our membership in the one of the largest buying groups in MD Carpet One.

The Beautiful Guarantee

The Vertical Connection Carpet One Floor and Home promises you'll love the way your new floor looks or we'll replace it - FREE*


  • Carpet
  • Window Treatments
  • Hardwood Flooring
  • Cabinets


  • Insurance
  • Commercial
  • Healthier Living Installation

The Vertical Connection Carpet One, Carpet & Rug Dealers  New, Columbia, MD