Without the help and support of certain individuals and companies, The Diploma in Retail Floorcoverings would not exist.

Information has been provided from many sources and we have tried to acknowledge these wherever possible.

We are particularly indebted to the companies listed on this page.

Cormar Carpets

One of the success stories of the British carpet industry, Lancashire based Cormar Carpets was established in the North of England in 1956 and today ranks as one of the leading carpet manufacturers in the UK. Throughout the last 50 years it has placed great emphasis on quality, service and reliability. In fact, such is the esteem in which the company is held, that it has been voted 'Floor Covering Supplier of the Year' for the last five years by readers of the flooring trade magazine, as well as winning many independent retailer awards. In 2006 the company was named as one of 10 companies to watch in the Sunday Times Top 100 independent companies in the UK. While most carpet sold in Britain today is imported from the continent, Cormar continues to manufacture carpet at its two mills in Lancashire, working with suppliers and partners to source quality raw materials and with leading trade organisations such as Carpet Recycling UK to ensure sustainable manufacture. Remaining a privately owned family business, Cormarís primary aim is to manufacture quality carpets and provide a first class service to all its customers. Success is based on continuous improvement in machinery and systems as well as training and investment in its loyal staff. There is no better combination of quality, value and choice than a Cormar carpet. A comprehensive range of plain and heather wool twist piles, textured loop piles and easy clean polypropylene carpets are all manufactured on site at the two mills. Only the best quality yarns in 100% pure new wool, 80% woolblends and easy clean polypropylene are used and most ranges are available in both four and five metre widths for carpeting wider rooms without joins. All ranges are shown on the Cormar website and a free sample service enables samples to be sent direct to your home for you to match to your interior design scheme. Cormar Carpets supply to most good quality high street retailers throughout Great Britain and Ireland, where larger samples can be viewed and flooring requirements discussed with a professional carpet retailer. Cormar maintains good stock levels on all its ranges which enables it to deliver to the retailer, using its own fleet of vans, in approximately 48 hours. Over one million people choose Cormar Carpet every year.