Now part of the mighty impressive international Victoria Carpets Group, Abingdon Flooring's heritage runs deep and firmly routed initially in England and now also in Wales. Abingdon Flooring became a major force in the 1970s, when brothers Richard and Paddy Viney's entrepreneurial flair shone through.
The Viney's became pioneers of many innovative initiatives but perhaps their greatest legacy was creating the "Stainfree" brand of carpet. Still as relevant today as it was back in the mid 1980s when it was first created, you can see a plethora of budget busting to luxury Stainfree carpets. The best part? They are all made in Newport, South Wales so no production abroad.
Abingdon Flooring offer you a significantly reduced carbon footprint compared to the majority of the carpets you see in UK retail today…hoorah! Plus it makes you feel good supporting genuine UK manufacturing, right?
Abingdon Flooring's current and most popular selling carpets are:
One of two products in Abingdon Flooring's "The Love Story Collection". Don't be fooled thinking Lasting Romance can't be up to much if it is the junior of the two qualities. Turns out, Lasting Romance outsells Deep Feelings (the heavier of the two in The Love Story Collection) and the term junior is a little unflattering as it's the same weight as Cormar Carpet's best seller, Sensation Original.
What we really like about Lasting Romance, however, is the yarn. The vast majority of carpets sold in the UK are made from polypropylene. Nothing wrong with that. Polypropylene is robust, functional and offers competitive pricing. Draw back, of which there is just one, is polypropylene loses its appearance faster than any other fibre. Lasting Romance is made from polyester and it is a categorical fact that polyester wears way, way better than polypropylene. It retains it's appearance far longer but does cost more than polypropylene.
Our advice, if your budget allows, go for polyester carper ahead of polypropylene and our Lasting Romance is priced keener than Cormar Carpet's Sensation Original and Sensation Heather.
Released to the market in spring 2020, Stainfree Sophisticat has quickly established itself as heavy domestic carpet, offering great value for money, robust wearability that's supported by an Abingdon Flooring 10 year wear guarantee and a ridiculous lifetime stainfree warranty… for a carpet? Really? Such a thing exists? Yes it does, Mrs Trellis!! How can you go wrong?
Super value for money, a heavy 1,700 grammes of yarn per square metre (50 oz/yd2) gives you peace of mind that this Made in Wales carpet will perform with ease in even the heaviest of trafficking areas in the home. Yup, stairs too!
Similar weight and therefore carpet to Cormar Carpets Primo Choice Elite and Primo Ultra, go compare prices and see what great value Stainfree Sophisticat offers.
Every so often, a new carpet gets launched in the market and our Head Honcho Flooring Guru steps back in amazement, takes a sharp intake and assuringly mutters "that's such great value". Now, you have to consider he's been in the flooring trade since 1987 and he's pretty much seen it all, so for him to mutter "that's such great value" must really mean, well… that's such great value.
Take a bow, Stainfree Olympus. Made from polypropylene in Wales and a weighing in with a heavy domestic rated weight of 2,100 grammes per square metre (62oz/yd2), Stainfree Olympus is about to challenge the UK's biggest seller in this sector, Cormar Carpet's Sensation Original.
With arguably more up to date colours than Sensation Original, a 10 year wear warranty, a lifetime stain free warranty and weighing in slightly heavier, we sell Stainfree Olympus around 12½% cheaper. Where's the catch? What's not to like?
We refer our honourable friend to our earlier reply… "that's such great value".