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A New Twist For Natural Berber

March 10, 2020

Cormar Carpets have updated their popular flecked, wool range - Natural Berber Twist, which is available in 2 qualities, “Elite” & “Deluxe”.

Made from 80% Pure New Wool, 10% Nylon and 10% Tuftbond yarn, Natural Berber Twist has been re-engineered to further improve the look and finish of the carpet. Comfortable and hard-wearing, it's suitable for extra heavy domestic use, is moth resistant and now comes with a 10-Year Wear Guarantee - ideal for high traffic areas all around the home.

Since it was first introduced in 2009, Natural Berber Twist has been a popular choice in consumers' homes, due to its natural looks and versatility. Therefore, adding some exciting, fresh new colours, improving the look and feel, plus the addition of a 10-Year Wear Guarantee - makes perfect sense.

This classic, wool twist collection includes 10 stylish new shades such as Woodland Mist, Saxon Stone and Rustic Clay, as well as retaining the most popular 6 existing colours. The collection is made in Great Britain at their Lancashire mills, is available in both 4 & 5 metre widths and delivered to Cormar retailers across the UK and Ireland.

Ulster Carpets acquires Axfelt

February 19, 2020

Ulster Carpets is pleased to announce the acquisition of Axfelt, manufacturers of high quality and fully sustainable underlay. The purchase of this successful brand further demonstrates Ulster’s commitment to developing complementary products to enhance its customer offering. Ulster’s ethos and future plans very much revolve around quality and service excellence, and these standards will be brought to bear at Axfelt ensuring the existing product is fully supported and developed at the existing Axminster Carpets base.

David Acheson, Ulster’s Head of Strategic Operations commented, “We are delighted to be playing a part in the immediate retention of one part of the facility at the Axminster Carpets site. Working with the current employees, Ulster is committed to growing and developing this highly successful product in Devon. Ulster Carpets are already developing a number of related businesses in the locality with a view to further increasing employment opportunities as it continues to expand its wider brand portfolio.”

Axfelt is made from 100% recycled materials, including wool rich carpet and rubber tyres. This fits perfectly with Ulster’s desire to develop environmentally responsible UK based manufacturing facilities. The recycled nature of the product was an important factor in the decision and it is planned that the Axfelt production facility will become a future Group hub for developments in recycling, as well as a home for repurposing the Group’s current yarn and carpet waste. The acquisition is being funded from cash reserves and continues to reflect Ulster’s philosophy of acquiring high quality businesses in the floor covering and luxury interiors sector.

Ryalux Carpets Closing Down

March 21, 2018

Airea Plc

Proposed closure of Ryalux Carpets Limited

Airea Plc , a leading UK specialist floorcoverings manufacturer, is proposing to close its retail carpets business. Operating as Ryalux Carpets Limited, the business offers high quality broad loom carpets available through retail outlets.  The Company will be entering into a formal consultation period with circa 50 employees concerning the proposal and is exploring opportunities for some employees to transfer to other parts of the Group.

The closure proposal follows a period of significant loss making despite the implementation of a range of initiatives to improve business performance including new product development, site rationalisations and strict cost and working capital controls. The trading environment for residential carpets has worsened and the ongoing trend to cheaper synthetic products has led to further declines in demand for high quality wool carpets

The closure which is anticipated to be completed by 30 April 2018 is likely to be cash generative and proceeds will be distributed to shareholders.


The contract flooring business, which accounts for 74% of group turnover, operating under the Burmatex brand continues to be highly profitable and cash generative and the Company will be able to accelerate its investment into the development & growth of the Burmatex business. This fits with the Company's strategy of focusing investment behind profitable product niches to drive long term market growth and value within the commercial flooring sector.

Airea plc will be announcing its preliminary results for the eighteen months ended 31 December 2017 on Wednesday 21st March 2018



Neil Rylance, Chief Executive Officer 

New for Autumn 2017 from Cormar

August 18, 2017

Hot on the heels of the recent Sensation launch comes Soft Focus Heathers, a new super soft, easy clean carpet from Cormar Carpets, the UK’s leading independent tufted carpet manufacturer.
Using the same fine, soft polypropylene Finesse fibre as the original Soft Focus range, the new addition is a 10th gauge, deep pile carpet that is ideal for all areas of the home and has a 10 year stain and wear warranty.
With a strong palette of contemporary greys and neutrals, there are 12 heather shades to choose from including Nocturne and Lunar Grey, and comes in both 4m and 5m widths.


“Soft Focus has been a real success for us so it made sense to broaden the palette and give consumers the choice of more tonal colours,” said David Cormack, marketing director of Cormar Carpets. “There’s an interesting regional balance with plains more popular in the south east but nationally, heathers are very strong for Cormar.”
All Cormar’s wool twist, wool loop and easy clean polypropylene ranges are produced on site at its Lancashire mills and distributed in the UK and Eire via its own delivery fleet. For further information on any Cormar Carpets range visit

Are you ready for a new Sensation?

June 20, 2017

Cormar Carpets takes its hugely successful, easy-clean Sensation range to the next level with 10 innovative new colours - and now with the added reassurance of a 10 year stain and wear resistance warranty.Offering an on-trend collection of 20 different shades, including 10 new colours, Sensation is made with 100% Luxelle – the ground breaking, soft polypropylene fibre.

Now engineered to feel even softer and more luxurious, it offers all the practical living qualities of regular polypropylene. The range is available in two qualities - heavyweight “Original” and the lighter weight “Feeling”.

New Avenue vinyl range!

March 20, 2017

Ultimate Expressions represents the season's must-have flooring collection, worked seamlessly into the Touch of Class portfolio and hence offering an impressive 15-year residential wear warranty.

The real appeal of Ultimate Expressions? Undoubtedly the design flexibility which it allows, bringing homeowners a choice of the hottest looks: from whitewash herringbones to this season's geometric forms. These aesthetics will remain in the home for time to come, Ultimate Expressions equipped with the extra scuff protection and low maintenance of Superguard for a stunning underfoot addition in any room of the home.

Explore Ultimate Expressions and the remainder of the Avenue portfolio here.

Ulster Carpets - Out with the old....

March 03, 2017

Ulster Carpets have recently been assessing their current ranges and designs and have decided to discontinue the following designs:  

18/2720 - Elements Organza Vellum
21/2720 - Elements Organza Cardinal
92/2720 - Elements Organza Smokewood
96/2720 - Elements Organza Raven
Elements Organza range is now completely discontinued.
54/20053 - Blossom Incense
13/20018 - Country House Kazan Antique White
13/20019 - Country House Kazan Antique White Runner
H3305 - Heritage Twist Gardenia
H3321 - Heritage Twist Frost
30/1153 - Borneo Muslin
43/1153 - Borneo Oatcake
44/1153 - Borneo Peanut
70/1153 - Borneo Marble
72/1153 - Borneo Steel
Borneo range is now entirely discontinued.
41/20046 - Natural Choice Shale Fawn

Cormar Spring Update

March 03, 2017

With British Summer Time only a few weeks away, our first launch of the year is on the horizon. Highland Saxony is a deep pile, heavy weight polypropylene carpet in a range of tonal tri-colour heathers. The natural, rugged appearance with a 10 year stain and wear warranty make it an ideal choice for all over the home. Yet Highland Saxony is soft enough to compete in today’s very ‘soft’ orientated market.

To make way for this and other new ranges throughout the spring, two ranges will soon be discontinued as of next month - Town & Country and Living Naturals.

Brintons Bell Twist - New Neutrals

February 14, 2017

Refresh your home for 2017 with our New Neutrals, stunning soft muted shades that complement the current trend for elegant and refined interiors. Adding to our already popular Bell Twist collection, we created these additional colours to be a soothing and calming influence in the home, providing the perfect backdrop for creative interiors.


Emma Cassidy, Senior Creative Designer for Brintons says “Our refreshed urban and contemporary Bell Twist range for 2017 is infused with soothing and harmonious neutral tones. A timeless and elegant approach to any decorative scheme, this new Bell Twist range offers a palette that is not overpowering or demands attention, but brings a sense of calm and functionality to any space. A natural companion to both traditional and modern interiors; by adding splashes of accent colours, you will instantly brighten up any room”.


Woven using Brintons famous 80% wool/20% nylon blend, Bell Twist carpets benefit from being luxurious to touch yet extremely durable – suitable for extra heavy domestic use. The stylish, textured surface makes a Bell Twist carpet look good for longer, hence its popularity over all these years.

Axminster's Spring Summer

August 03, 2016

Hot off the Axminster production line comes a couple of fresh new ranges:

Firstly, the Myth & Moor range sees Axminster expand its Tartan products. Featuring a range of styles and colours inspired by their favourite walks through the English countryside, this collection reveals the beauty of the landscape with powdery blue skies, rich warm heathers, and ground shades of granite and quartz to deliver and endlessly versatile range of carpets.

Next up comes the new Royal Borough Collection. Currently comprising of Decorative, Geometric and Trellis designs, but soon to be expanded even further, this Flatweave range features some truly stunning craftmanship and a range of 4 on-trend colours.

Adam Carpets Halves Artistry

May 01, 2016

Adam Carpets have pulled the plug on 7 colours from their loop-pile range Artistry. The casualties are Charlotte Orchid, Newby Apple, Stowe Avocado, Bowood Porcelain, Adelphi Gold, Kimbolton Coral and Syon Sable. The remaining colours can be found here.

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