Floorcoverings chain Carpetright grew its top and bottom lines in the six months to end October against a backdrop of downsizing its UK store portfolio.

QuickStepHQMohawk Industries posted record third quarter profits thanks to the successful integration of acquisitions and gains made by new product lines.

Floorcoverings contractor Designer Contracts has relocated to two larger depots serving three key regions.

Carpetright CEO Wilf Walsh says early trading at its new concept stores has been encouraging as the retailer delivered half year growth against a backdrop of space rationalisation.

tapiUddingstonTapi Carpets & Floors will take store numbers to 20 with the emerging floorcoverings retailer revealing its next eight locations, including a first in Wales.

The Carpet Foundation is to simplify and focus its marketing message on its retail membership alone moving forward.

Two of Britain’s flooring superpowers—Amtico and Karndean—swept up a bigger share of the market in 2014 as consumer demand for luxury vinyl soared.

The Yorkshire based sales office of Belgian carpet manufacturer Associated Weavers posted its strongest sales in eight years in 2014.

Carpets group AIREA posted higher profits as sales climbed at home and abroad and in both contract and domestic markets in the year to end June.

tapiUddingstonStore numbers at fledgling floorcoverings chain Tapi Carpets & Floors are approaching double figures with the firm opening its first store in Scotland.

Softer demand for Belgian merchandise was behind a fall in carpet imports at the start of the third quarter.

ulsterInternalMajor flooring manufacturer Ulster Carpets has unfurled the first phase of its £30m investment programme as it celebrates another year of record profits.

carpetShowroomThe boss of wholesale giant Headlam says momentum is building in the UK flooring sector as it claimed first half market share gains.

The Benelux based carpet industry’s grip on the UK flooring market is weakening with British buyers looking to the East.

VictoriaWhitestoneAcquisitive floorcoverings manufacturer and distributor Victoria is preparing to get the chequebook out again, its executive chairman says.

The floorcoverings showcase at next year’s January Furniture Show has doubled in size and already sold out, less than four months since the initiative was launched.

Floorcoverings wholesale giant Headlam has opened a new central London showroom in a bid to woo architects and specifiers.



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