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Cormar Carpet Company is delighted to be voted the UK’s Best Carpet Manufacturer again, by readers of Interiors Monthly – for the eighth consecutive year. A truly Great British success story, Cormar Carpets has been manufacturing carpet in the UK for more than 60 years, from it’s mills in Lancashire, offering a first class delivery service to retailers, wholesalers and flooring contractors throughout the UK and Ireland.
“This year, with all the turbulence and uncertainty caused by the Coronvirus outbreak, we’re especially pleased to be awarded the UK’s Best Carpet Manufacturer. We’ve had a long history in the trade, but we’ve never experienced anything like the rollercoaster ride in terms of demand, that we have experienced over the last six months. In common with most businesses, it’s been a real challenge, and although it may not be over yet, I’m delighted to say that we are experiencing strong demand and support from our customers as we start to come out of the other side,” said David Cormack, Marketing Director at Cormar, whose father founded the business.
Cormar are well known for introducing popular, good value carpet ranges into the market and this year has been no exception. Their successful Wool Twist range – Natural Berber Twist was re-launched at the beginning of the year with an improved look and colour palette. This was followed by a re-colouration of their popular stain-resistant Primo Plus carpet (pictured below). All 18 plain shades in the range are also now available in the heavier pile weight Primo Ultra quality as well. Following on from this Spring/Summer launch, Cormar are gearing up for further launches later in the year.
One of the factors in Cormar’s success is their on-time delivery. Within the carpet manufacturing sector, Cormar owns the UK’s largest delivery fleet, making delivery times more certain and ensuring that carpets get to their customers as quickly and efficiently as possible. The investment three years ago in their Regional Distribution Centre in Hemel Hempstead has certainly helped this market-leading service. The 130,000 sq ft distribution centre, has consolidated and strengthened its national distribution network across the South of England and now services over 40% of their UK customer base.
Digital, remains a strong differentiator for Cormar. Launched in 2012, Cormar’s award-winning trade portal is now used by over 40% of its’ customers - and offers retailers the opportunity to place orders and check stock easily day or night 24/7. Cormar’s website continues to grow too – Cormar is the most searched for carpet manufacturer in the UK and the number of consumers searching for their nearest retailer stockist is increasing.
Over 1 million homes a year furnish their homes with a carpet from Cormar Carpet Company, adding weight to the many awards Cormar receive from the trade. In the last year Cormar has also received a a 5-star TrustPilot score from thousands satisfied homeowners across UK and Ireland.