2021: Trains, Boats and Plains (Carpets!)

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2021: Trains, Boats and Plains (Carpets!)

Despite the ongoing challenges we are facing with the pandemic, 2021 has been another interesting and successful year, with lots of different projects to keep us busy.

A title of trains, boats and plains seems very appropriate to sum up 2021! Over the last few months we have fitted carpet on luxury river cruisers, privately owned barges, a Pullman train and laid around 10,000 m2 of carpet. No planes though… although plain carpet continues to be really popular.

Whether we are fitting carpet in a beautiful château or a cosy cottage, our customers love the versatility that plain carpet offers. For example, if you decide to change the curtains or buy new furnishings, plain carpets such as neutrals or grey will go well with most colours and patterns.

Talking of châteaux, we have been fortunate to visit a few this year. During the summer we were asked by the family at the Château de Bonneval in Coussac-Bonneval, Haute-Vienne to fit some splendid red carpet for their son’s wedding to his bride, who comes from the USA. The château has been in the same family for 700 years, so it is a truly historic and fascinating building. The carpet was laid to cover the stone cobbles and over the drawbridge, making it a splendid entrance for the happy couple and their guests.

As ever, we have been on the road a lot during the year. Before writing this post, I calculated that we have completed around 250 jobs over the past 11 months; we have been to the Alps on several occasions, Paris, Carcassonne, the Pyrénées, the West Coast and Andorra… plus many others!

In other news, we also have a new piece of kit.. an overlocking machine for edging carpets and for making rugs,  stair runners and lots of other things too…. in any size or shape, up to 5mts wide. It’s extremely versatile; we can use with all types of yarn and get an exact colour match for the carpet. Please get in touch if you would like more information.

Andrea, Joel and I together with all our team, would like to say thanks again for all your custom this year.

Wishing you all a great December.

All the best,



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