Carpets are something much more than flooring materials. They are a sign of status. There is a very long tradition in carpet manufacture all around the world – one dating back to thousands of years ago.
Carpets have many advantages over other flooring solutions, including but not limited to:
- Variety of options in terms of materials, fibers, decorations and manufacturing techniques
- Carpet cleaning is easier than you might expect
Now, let’s have a look at some of the biggest and best reputed companies specializing in making carpets.
Anki is a popular Finnish company that has been established in 1968. They make carpets following the long tradition of the Nordic countries in the field. All raw materials that are used in the process are a hundred percent natural, with linen being the key ingredient – just like the traditional Nordic carpets of the past. Anki’s products are durable, beautiful, eco-friendly and easily accessible.
Cavalier Corporation Limited
Cavalier is a New Zealand based company that has one specialty – the production of woolen carpets. It is one of the most substantial businesses in the country as of today. Since the foundation of the company in 1984, they have managed to reach revenues of 247 million New Zealand Dollars in 2009 alone. Carpets produced by Cavalier Corporation are divided into several distinct brands, including but not limited to Cavalier Bremworth, Bremworth Collection, Habitat Collection, Cavalier Commercial, Soho Collection, Norman Ellison Carpets and Flashbac(TM). They differ in texture, design and other aspects, and as you can guess there is something up to every taste.
Here we are talking about one of the biggest flooring companies operating on the territory of North America. The company’s headquarters are to be found in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The company is named after its founder Michael Kraus. With over 900 employees, it is also one of the largest private businesses in Canada at the present moment. Their carpets can be found in stores all over the country, as well as in the United States.
Lhasa Carpet Factory
The Lhasa Carpet Factory is located near the campus of the Tibet University in Lhasa, which is the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China. The factory specializes in the production of traditional Tibetan rugs. They are exported worldwide and are really well regarded by specialists in the industry. The annual output of the factory is some 30 000 miles of rugs, which is impressive when considering the scale of the operation, which employees some 300 people in total. Tibetan rugs are known for being very durable. The craft of rug weaving is an ancient one for the territory of Tibet, which is by the way one of the first places in the world where chemical dye was used – that took place in the 1870s.
Tai Ping Carpets
Tai Ping Carpets is the leading carpet manufacturer of Hong Kong. The company has impressive showrooms in cities such as Paris and New York. The company was established in 1956 and specializes in the production of hand-tufted, pass-tufted, Axminster, hand-knotted and wool carpet tile products.