axminster carpets


“Axminsters are noted for superb  quality and performance also they are elegant to the eye”

An Axminster carpet is a type of pile carpet named for Axminster, a town in Southwest England which continues to produce carpets today. These carpets are made distinctive by their bright colors although they can be muted down with a more modern feel, also they are traditionally made from wool. Although modern Axminsters are machine-woven, they often retain a handmade look, making them popular for people who want the look and feel of handmade carpets without the significant expense. Some people also associate Axminster with quality, since it has been a renowned name in carpet making for centuries.

Over time, many imitators opened up their own carpet manufacturing companies, and for a brief period, Axminster carpets weren't even manufactured in their hometown. In the 1930s, carpet manufacture in Axminster was revived, thanks to the efforts of a British man named Harry Dutfield. Dutfield modernized the manufacturing process, developing carpet looms which could create a range of patterns at a fraction of the cost of handmade carpets.

At Furnibarn we supply and fit many different qualities of Axminster carpets of different weights and designs, Traditional to modern, a quality axminster carpet will continually look great and wear extremely well in any part of the home for years to come.