Today Axminster Carpets is still a family run business based in the heart of Axminster, the Devon town that gave the carpets their name. The history of carpet making in the town dates back to 1755 when Thomas Whitty made carpets using what became known as the Axminster method of weaving. Weaving is a skill that is still an intrinsic part of the town’s history and present, a skill passed from generation to generation.
Our exclusive blends of premium quality wools give our carpets their unique soft spring underfoot. All our woven carpets are made with our special blend of 100% pure new wool and our tufted carpets with at least 80% wool, so you can be sure you are getting a carpet that will last and feel soft and luxurious under foot for many years.
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. We know that you would expect nothing less.
Axminster Carpets™ is very proud to have been awarded the Royal Warrant enabling it to join an elite group of companies recognised as supplying goods and service to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. The warrant is regarded worldwide as a symbol of quality and excellence and demonstrates our commitment to manufacturing carpets of the highest possible standards.