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A Brief Introduction to the World's Most Popular Rug Brands

The world of rugs has always been rich with choice, but now that online shopping is here to stay, there are more options than ever before. In fact, here at Rugs Direct, you’ll find rugs designed and manufactured by at least 14 different international brands. But which one is right for your new rug? To help you decide, we’ve put together a short profile on three of the most popular rug brands of today.

Arte Espina

Despite its prestigious position in the world of rug manufacture, Arte Espina was only founded sixteen years ago, in the year 2000. The brainchild of husband-and-wife Theo and Margo van Dooren, the company was created with a true vision: to create world-class acrylic and woollen hand-tufted rugs that are tailored for modern life to suit all tastes and budgets. This versatile approach lends itself very well to modern rug design, especially when multiple rooms and uses are often required. If you take a glance at the breadth of the Arte Espina rug range, you’ll see they’ve truly achieved their diverse goals.  


Founded way back in 1960 by Soli Kelaty, Asiatic remains one of the most relevant and sought-after rug designers. Based out of London, UK, Asiatic is actually still a family-run business, and this ethos can be seen in all of its designs. With everything from cosy, homely, shaggy rugs to ultra-modern designs, Asiatic is well-known for weathering any storm in the rug market – and remaining a leading force for over fifty years. You can see right away that Asiatic has real passion and love for the products it produces. See the full range of Asiatic rugs now.

Louis De Poortere

Perhaps one of the oldest rug manufacturers in the world, the Louis De Poortere brand was originally founded in 1929. The man himself came from a Flemish family of rug-makers, and his personal experience dated back to 1859. This heritage is visible in everything that the modern Louis De Poortere brand does, and that’s not just rugs! In fact, Louis De Poortere’s mission statement states that they aim to be more than just a manufacturer of carpets. But with such a legacy behind these pieces, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a finer vintage. Explore the Louis De Poortere rugs range now.

Still unsure on which rug brand is the perfect choice for your next floor covering? Don't worry. You can explore our full range of rug brands right now, or call the team with any questions on 0845 838 8638.



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