The history of carpet making in the town of Axminster, Devon dates back to 1755 when Thomas Whitty made carpets using what became known as the Axminster method of weaving. Today Axminster Carpets™ is still a family run business based in the heart of the town that gave the carpets their name. Weaving remains an intrinsic part of the town’s history and present, a skill passed from generation to generation.
People are a key part of Axminster Carpets™. Their tightknit community is made of many families working across all departments, working together to make their beautiful carpets. Many members of staff employed today have worked at Axminster Carpets™ for decades and came to the business to follow in the footsteps of their parents and family before them.
Axminster use wool selected from different breeds of British sheep. Our climate means the wool they use offers exceptional durability, warmth, flexibility and reliability – as well as wonderful ‘bounce’ when walked on. All their woven carpets are made with their special blend of 100% pure new wool and tufted carpets with at least 80% wool. These exclusive blends of premium wools not only create quality carpets, they also give their carpets their unique soft spring underfoot. By investing in an Axminster, you can be sure you are getting a wool carpet that will last for years and will always feel soft and luxurious.
At Axminster carpets™ one of the things that has always defined their woven carpets and rugs has been the level of intricate detail they are able to put into their designs. The resulting effect in their finished carpets and rugs is like the difference between the picture quality on a standard TV and a high definition screen - colours are sharper and design details are more defined.
Every single Axminster Carpet™ is meticulously hand inspected at each stage of the production process, from the woollen yarn to the finished carpet, to ensure it’s worthy of the Axminster Carpets™ name.
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