One of the success stories of the British carpet industry, Lancashire based Cormar Carpets was established in the North of England in 1956 and today ranks as one of the leading British carpet manufacturers in the UK.
Throughout the last 50 years it has placed great emphasis on quality, service and reliability and continues to invest in order to maintain and improve standards. In fact, such is the esteem in which the company is held, that it has won over thirty carpet and flooring industry awards, including being voted Best Carpet Manufacturer 2013 by readers of Interiors Monthly. In 2006 the company was named as one of the top companies to watch in the Sunday Times Top 100 independent companies in the UK.
While most carpet sold in Britain today is imported from the continent, Cormar continues to manufacture carpet at its two mills in Lancashire, working with other suppliers and partners to source quality raw materials and leading trade organisations such as Carpet Recycling UK (www.carpetrecyclinguk.com) to ensure sustainable manufacture.
Remaining as one of the few privately owned family carpet companies, Cormar’s primary aim is to manufacture quality carpets and provide a first class service to all its customers. Success is based on continuous improvement in machinery and systems as well as training and investment in its loyal staff.
There is no better combination of quality, value and choice than a Cormar carpet.
A comprehensive range of easy clean polypropylene carpet, wool twist carpet, textured loop carpet in plain and heather shades are all manufactured by Cormar Carpets. Ranges are updated on a continuous basis to ensure that the colours and styles remain in tune with current home furnishing styles.
All carpets made by Cormar are manufactured on site at the two mills in Lancashire – Holme Mill and Brookhouse Mill. This enables Cormar to retain control of raw materials and quality throughout the production process. Cormar Carpets are suitable for most areas throughout the home as bedroom carpet, lounge carpet or stair carpet. They are produced in various pile weights and a wear suitability rating is provided on all carpet samples.
Only the best quality yarns in 100% pure new wool, 80% wool blends and easy clean polypropylene are used and most ranges are available in both four and five metre widths for carpeting wider rooms without joins. To ensure the best possible installation Cormar recommend using an established quality carpet shop to measure up and fit the carpet. A good quality new underlay will also maximise it’s durability. Cormar Carpets are members of the Carpet Foundation and as such offer a 2 year guarantee against manufacturing fault and pile reversal, which is approved by the Trading Standards Institute.
All current ranges are shown on the website (see Carpet Ranges) and a free sample service enables carpet samples to be sent direct to your home for you to match to your own interior design scheme.
Cormar Carpets supply to most good carpet and flooring shops throughout Great Britain and Ireland, using it’s own delivery fleet. Over 40 vehicles are used to transport carpet overnight to regional hubs, in both the UK and Ireland, where the loads are then routed to local carpet shops. Cormar ranges are stocked in depth at the mills in Lancashire and the majority of carpets are delivered to retailers within 48 hours, in order to provide a prompt selection to fitting service.
Prior to visiting a local carpet shop, Cormar Carpets will send out three free cuttings, to help match up to your furnishing scheme. Click on free samples to access this service. Larger samples of carpet can be seen locally by visiting a local Cormar stockist. Please note when choosing colours, the actual colour of the carpet sample can appear different in different lights. Therefore it is recommended that carpet samples are viewed in natural daylight as well as artificial light. Please note the sampling provided should be used as a guide and not as an exact colour match. Cormar recommend that your flooring requirements are discussed with a professional carpet retailer. To see a list of your local carpet and flooring shops click on carpet shops.
Cormar Carpets manufacture mainly plain and textured tufted carpets. Tufted carpet was pioneered in the second half of the 20th century and has become the most popular method of producing carpet in Europe and accounts for 70% of all carpets made in the UK.
A tufted carpet can be made in different styles and textures:- Here are descriptions of the standard types to help you find the style which best suits the rooms in your home:-
A twist pile carpet is made from yarn that has been tightly twisted and set to form a pile with a slightly textured surface. Twist piles are produced in both plain and heather colours (Heathers are created using a combination of complementary coloured fibres to obtain a tonal effect).
In a loop pile carpet the yarn forms loops on the surface of the carpet, either in uniform height, creating a level loop pile, or with differing heights creating a textured loop pile. Variations include a rustic tweed style loop known as a Berber which contains highlight flecks. Wool loops are a popular alternative to coir and sisal matting because they have the added comfort, warmth and durability of natural wool.
Saxony carpets are longer dense pile carpets made to create a luxurious deep pile effect. Available in both wool and man-made fibres.
Before choosing the carpet style and fibre for your room, first read our top tips for buying the right carpet:
Consider the area and AMOUNT OF WEAR it will receive, downstairs rooms and stairs will receive more wear and general soiling than upstairs. Be prepared to spend more of your budget on buying a durable, resilient carpet for these areas.
Get your room PROFESSIONALLY MEASURED and go to a good carpet retailer, who will help you to achieve the most cost effective way to carpet your house / apartment. By careful planning and use of the correct width of carpet he/she will enable you to minimise waste and save money.
Borrow carpet SAMPLES of the styles you like, look at the colour in daylight and the artificial light of the room to make sure it is what you want (please ensure the carprt samples are returned to the retailer).
Remember that carpet samples or cuttings provided must only be used as a guide, since it is unlikely that the carpet you receive will be from the same production batch.
Choose a good quality UNDERLAY, this will help prolong the life of your carpet.
Have your carpet FITTED BY A PROFESSIONAL.
Keep your CARPET CARE GUIDE (provided with the carpet) in a safe place, so that you get the best from your new carpet over the coming years.
To avoid seams in wider rooms all our loop and twist pile carpets are made in 5 metre & 4 metre widths.
Underfloor Heating Systems are becoming increasingly popular for new build residential and commercial developments and are considered an extremely efficient and comfortable option for heating the home. This is why it is important to choose the right Cormar Carpet which can be used over underfloor heating in order to maximise the effectiveness of any underfloor heating system installed.
In order for your underfloor heating system to operate efficiently it is recommended that the combined thermal resistance of carpet and underlay should not exceed a rating of 2.5 togs. Please be assured that carpet and underfloor heating systems can operate effectively and efficiently together, but we do recommend that you consult the heating manufacturer to ensure that your carpet/underlay combination allows heat to be transmitted.
Carmar Carpet Care
Carpet CareUnderstanding CarpetImportance of UnderlayEasy Clean Carpets
The key to good carpet maintenance is to avoid particles of loose dirt and dust from working their way into the carpet pile where they will act abrasively on the fibres and discolour the carpet.
Vacuum your new carpet regularly at least two or three times a week.
A large, strong doormat will reduce dirt from outside being spread around the house.
Avoid where possible laying light coloured carpets next to external entrances.
Loop pile carpets should be vacuumed with a cylinder cleaner using the suction head only.
Cut pile carpets should be vacuumed with an upright cleaner with beater bar and brush.
Man-made fibre carpets and wool twist pile carpets should be vacuumed regularly as soon as they are laid to pick up any isolated particles.
Follow these general rules below for dealing with spillages. For more persistent or unusual stains contact a professional carpet cleaner.
Spillages are more easily removed if tackled immediately so act promptly and blot off all the liquid stain with dry kitchen roll or a clean dry white cloth. Semi solid substances should be removed with a plastic spatula.
To clean off any remaining stain use a clean damp cloth soaked in warm water to blot the stain. Use a dabbing action with the cloth and then blot out the remaining liquid with dry kitchen towel.
Do not rub the pile surface of your carpet or oversoak the stain.
Always work from the outside of the stain inwards to minimise the stain spreading.