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Abingdon

The Abingdon Story

Abingdon Flooring has a rich history within the British carpet-making industry, and today, it’s the UK’s largest independent manufacturer of quality carpets. Created in 1957, founder John Viney saw an opportunity to expand his family’s drapery and furniture business into the flooring market. What started out as a southern division of sales and distribution for Shaw Carpets quickly became a brand in its own right, with a reputation for service, quality and reliability, and within 10 years, Abingdon were manufacturing, warehousing and distributing their own carpets.


Abingdon

Abingdon Flooring has a rich history within the British carpet-making industry, and today, it’s the UK’s largest independent manufacturer of quality carpets. Created in 1957, founder John Viney saw an opportunity to expand his family’s drapery and furniture business into the flooring market. What started out as a southern division of sales and distribution for Shaw Carpets quickly became a brand in its own right, with a reputation for service, quality and reliability, and within 10 years, Abingdon were manufacturing, warehousing and distributing their own carpets.


Abingdon

Why we love Abingdon Carpets

  • Made in Britain - Abingdon’s broadloom carpets are all produced in the UK at their factory in South Wales.
  • Stainfree for life - All Abingdon carpets stocked at Tapi come with their fantastic lifetime guarantee against all household food and drink stains for complete peace of mind. These ranges have been manufactured using the latest technology designed to stop food and drink spillages from soaking into the pile fibre so that quick cleaning with diluted bleach can remove it before it stains.
  • Wear guarantee - Abingdon carpets come with a wear guarantee ranging from 10 to 15 years for complete confidence when buying an Abingdon carpet.
  • Exceptional quality - Every step of the carpet-making process takes place under one roof, from design to dyeing to production to backing to distribution, allowing Abingdon to ensure a consistently high quality throughout.
  • Sustainable - Their continuing investment in state-of-the art production and recycling equipment has helped to reduce their factory waste by 95%.
  • Hard-wearing - Yarns made from synthetic materials like Polypropylene are one of the toughest out there, so they’re ideal for carpets in busy family homes.

How to order an Abingdon carpet

To explore the Abingdon range in more detail, visit your nearest Tapi store. There you’ll find samples galore and a team of carpet experts ready to answer all your questions. Or book a home visit and we’ll bring our whole flooring collection to you!

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