Storing large volumes of carpets, vinyl rolls and other rolled materials can be a challenge. There are many detriments to improper carpet roll storage, including inefficiency, difficulty locating and retrieving needed rolls, potential damage to the rolls and a high risk of worker injury. If you need a safer and more efficient carpet roll storage system, vertical carpet carousels could be your solution.

Vertical carpet carousels are an innovative and efficient way to store and retrieve carpet rolls and industrial rolled goods in a warehouse or manufacturing facility. This automated storage and retrieval system utilizes vertical space to increase storage capacity, improve efficiency and reduce the risk of injury associated with manually handling heavy carpet rolls.

This article will discuss the benefits, features and how vertical carpet carousels work. To see more industrial storage solutions, view our market page.

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Benefits of Vertical Carpet Carousels

Space Savings

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Motorized vertical carousels store carpet and vinyl rolls in a compact footprint, saving valuable floor space. The carpet roll carousels feature a high-density design that uses overhead space to save floor space. By consolidating your carpet roll storage into a smaller footprint, you can reclaim floor space for additional revenue-generating activities. With a vertical vinyl carousel, you can save up to 70% of floor space compared to traditional storage systems.

Increased Storage Capacity

By implementing vertical carousels for carpet roll storage, you can save space and increase your storage capacity. The carpet roll carousel maximizes storage capacity by utilizing vertical space. Its rotating carriers can store carpet rolls of various sizes, allowing more rolls to be stored in a smaller footprint. The high-density design of vertical carpet carousels provides increased storage capacity compared to alternative carpet roll racking systems.

Improved Efficiency

Retrieving carpet rolls from a vertical carousel is faster and more efficient than traditional storage solutions. Workers no longer need to search through aisles of shelves to find the roll they need. Instead, they can retrieve rolls quickly and easily, allowing them to focus on more important tasks.

carpet roll carouselsA single person can load and operate the carpet carousel thanks to the machine’s push-button controls and loading bars. The standard carousel design also provides better visibility to help workers quickly locate the exact carpet or vinyl roll they need. With a vertical carpet storage carousel, you can centralize your inventory for quicker retrieval times and even integrate the carpet carousels into production lines for convenience and efficiency.

Improved Safety

Vertical carpet carousels reduce the risk of worker injury by eliminating the need for workers to minimize the dependence on forklifts and climbing ladders to retrieve rolls from high shelves and reduce the need for bending and lifting bulky rolls. Instead, the vinyl carousel automatically brings the desired roll to an ergonomic height; it features a loading bar for safe loading and unloading. By facilitating ergonomic loading and product handling, the carpet carousels can reduce the number of accidents and injuries in your facility.

Inventory Protection

Vertical carpet carousels also provide a safer means of storing carpet rolls and vinyl. By reducing manual product handling, the carpet roll storage carousel also minimizes the risk of product damage. For enhanced security, vertical carousels feature a keypad that restricts carousel access to authorized users only. The carpet carousels can also integrate with an inventory management system to give you greater control and oversight over your carpet and vinyl inventory.


Vertical carpet carousels can be customized to meet the specific needs of your facility. You can choose the number of carriers, the size of the carriers and the weight capacity to match your inventory needs. To maximize your available space, you can also select alternative configurations, such as the multi-tower option, adding a second tower alongside the first carousel. Visit our website to learn about other types of rolled goods stored in vertical carousels.

Features of Vertical Carpet Carousels

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  • Standard carousels store 12-40 rolls depending on diameter, with custom designs available
  • Retrieval speed: 21 feet per minute
  • Roll widths, diameters and sizes: Diameters 6” to 44”, widths up to 15′
  • Standard carousel weight capacity: 13,000 lbs.
  • Standard carrier capacity: 1,000 lbs.
  • Forward/reverse push button controls with emergency stop
  • Security keypad prevents unauthorized access
  • Loading bars aid the loading and unloading process
  • Custom colors available
  • Optional cutting machines can integrate seamlessly with the carousels for measuring and cutting carpet
  • Multi-position, multi-tower and over-the-top configuration options to maximize your available space
  • The dual control option facilitates rear loading
  • Optional full enclosure (ceiling and solid paneling on front and rear)

How Vertical Carpet Carousels Work

Vertical carpet carousels are an automated storage and retrieval system that can store and retrieve carpet rolls compactly and efficiently. The system uses a series of rotating carriers that can hold carpet rolls of various sizes. When a carpet roll is needed, the carousel rotates to bring the desired roll to the access point at an ergonomic height, where the roll can be easily retrieved. With simple push-button controls and accessories to facilitate easy loading and unloading, a single worker can operate the rotating carousel. Visit our online store to see our industrial storage products.

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Contact Us for Vertical Carpet Carousels

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for vertical carousel storage systems. We will also provide a free consultation to determine your needs and specifications before the design begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.



Industrial Testimonials


“Working with Southwest Solutions including Matt, Susan, and especially Brad was great. They provide amazing customer service. Brad and the install team were especially great. Very professional, easy to work with, and did the work quickly and very well with very little input from us. If we need help with carousel storage moves, parts, or new equipment we will start with Southwest Solutions. ”

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“The team at Southwest Solutions were nothing short of fantastic. First meeting with Craig, I received a customized design, in person, based on my office needs while still maintaining an efficient layout and being cost effective. Craig explained everything clearly, allowing me to understand that as modular mill-work, I would be able to move it if I ever changed offices, but without the added sales pressure to immediately make a decision. Once I had decided, I worked with Chris who assisted in picking out the finishes and scheduling the delivery and installation. The professionalism of Craig and Chris spoke volumes and I would highly recommend anyone looking to transform or fit-out an office to contact Southwest Solutions.”

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“I want to let you know that we all really appreciated your team mentality, professionalism and dedication shown on this project. It was a pleasure working with you and your office and we look forward to many more. Please pass along my gratitude to everyone who worked on this project. Thanks! ”

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“I just want to take a minute to let you know how good of a job your install crew did yesterday. They were quick, fast, courteous and very consensus during the install. They were awesome to say the least. Being in the service business ourselves, we know that you can never hear the words “Good Job” often enough. Please pass this along to your crew.”
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