Market Leaders in Contract∙Hospitality Carpets & Rugs

About Couristan

Never Compromising on Excellence

Our Story

Since 1926, the Couristan brand has been synonymous with the most exquisite handmade and power-loomed floor coverings available from anywhere in the world. Established by brothers Basil J. Couri and George J. Couri, the company is still owned and operated by the Couri family. Couristan has grown to import and manufacture both handmade and power-loomed area rugs, as well as residential carpeting and is recognized as the pre-eminent designer and supplier of fine custom carpeting for the contract and hospitality industries.

In addition, our experienced and dedicated contract specialists, well-versed in the technical aspects as well as the aesthetic and performance values of carpeting, are supported by an established network of skilled designers, technical experts and quality assurance teams. From estimating to design to post-project support, our team of carpet experts provide our clients with the most complete project management and planning services in the contract and hospitality industries.

Joint Ventures & Partnerships

As the market leader for the contract and hospitality industries, we are strongly committed to progress and development in terms of product, manufacturing systems and customer care. In 2005 we established a joint venture, Couristan China Co., Ltd. for our Axminster carpet program and continue to maintain partnerships at various mills in Europe and the USA.

We are one of the very few floor covering manufacturers anywhere in the world with the ability, experience and resources necessary to address projects of the greatest prestige, complexity and size. Our design and manufacturing capabilities are carried out to exacting Quality Assurance Standards, while our environmental accreditations include LEED, CARE and CRI’s Green Label Plus programs.

Message from the Chairman

Our clients ' visions are supported by a team of contract specialists, quality assurance staff and top designers who continue to bring their creativity to the table.

Whether it’s your first time visiting or you have been a valued client for decades, we welcome you to Couristan and thank you for taking the time to explore our Contract·Hospitality Division’s website and available online resources.

Since its establishment, the Couristan name has been synonymous with the most exquisite handmade and power-loomed area rugs available from anywhere in the world, as well as delivering the very best in quality residential and custom contract carpeting. Our rich history began in 1926 when the company was founded, and we are happy to say that, to this day, Couristan is still owned and operated by our family. We place much pride in continuing to be a family-run business and understand that it is our responsibility to provide you with the very best products that the floor covering industry has to offer in today’s marketplace.

It is our vow to you that we carry forward with our assertive approach and progress in terms of product development, manufacturing and customer care, so that we continue to deliver an end product to you that is truly representative of our brand. To ensure that this is carried out, our manufacturing expertise is sustained by state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities that allow us to address projects of the greatest prestige, complexity and size. Our clients’ visions are supported by a team of contract specialists, quality assurance staff and top designers who continue to bring their creativity to the table, staying ahead of the times and trends with their ground-breaking and imaginative vision.

I would like to take a moment to express my gratitude to everyone who has been a part of our legacy. We are looking forward to the future and continuing to provide you with the very best in today’s market. On behalf of the entire Couristan team, I would personally like to thank you for your interest and continued support.

Why Carpet?

Carpet is the most comfortable flooring surface on the market and has long been the first choice of specifiers for prestige and complex contract installations. Carpet has beauty and aesthetic values resulting from an almost limitless freedom of design and color variation. In addition, carpet possesses many advantages over competing flooring surfaces, including lower cost to purchase and install and less expense in cleaning and maintenance.

Doing our part for a cleaner, safer world.


At Couristan, we pride ourselves on being as environmentally-friendly as we can possibly be. We consider ourselves to be ecologically-aware and are happy to be taking even more steps to ensuring a greener future.

As a manufacturer of high-quality commercial carpets for worldwide use in installations where high-standards of design, coloring and aesthetic appeal is required, we are dedicated to bringing you the very best in today’s market. This dedication is not only included within our fine quality products, but also through our environmental management, resource management, training and communications within our establishment.

At Couristan, we recognize that the protection of the environment is essential if these benefits are to be sustained. We seek not only to carry out our current commitments, but strive to continuously update and improve policies as needed. Accordingly, we have committed ourselves to the following objectives:

  • We ensure that the environmental impact resulting from our production processes and other operations is minimized through pollution prevention.
  • We maintain an open and effective relationship with the local community, our employees, customers and regulatory authorities.
Our Steps Towards a Greener Future
We are committed to continuously improving our environmental management performance:
  • We measure our performance and set objectives to ensure that we comply with, and where practicable, improve on the standards set by legislation.
  • We invest in appropriate and cost effective technology as a means of improving our environmental performance.
  • We maintain emergency plans and procedures to deal rapidly with any predictable incidents, which threaten the environment.
We are committed to training our workforce where necessary to raise awareness of environmental issues and to provide the expertise needed:
  • We educate and seek to motivate our employees to work in an environmentally responsible manner.
  • We fully integrate our environmental policy into the management of our business, ensuring that customers, suppliers and contractors are aware of our commitment and to encourage such parties to at least equal our standards.
We are committed to the effective and efficient use of all natural resources:
  • We conserve non-renewable resources; encourage re-use and recycling of materials.
  • We minimize and dispose of unavoidable wastes in a safe and responsible manner.


The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

The most widely used green building rating system in the world, the LEED program consists of rating systems for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings, homes and neighborhoods. Participation in the LEED process demonstrates leadership, innovation, environmental stewardship and social responsibility, all core values at Couristan.

Carpet America Recovery Effort

As an active member of CARE, we are devoted to the development of market-based solutions for the recycling/reuse of post-consumer carpet. Principles that are central to both institutions include market based solutions, sustainable practices, resource conservation, transparency and professional ethics and integrity.

Green Label Plus

We are committed to providing our customers with the highest standard of indoor air quality, which is why we are part of CRI’s Green Label Plus. This program sets an even higher standard for indoor air quality and ensures that customers are purchasing the lowest emitting products on the market.

Career Opportunities

Established by the Couri Family in 1926, Couristan is the trusted name in the floor covering industry, offering a vast assortment of exclusively designed power-loomed and handmade area rugs, as well as quality residential carpeting, and is recognized as the pre-eminent designer and supplier of fine custom carpeting for the contract and hospitality industries. As a privately owned company, we have a strong history of commitment to our employees and clients. Our headquarters is located just outside of New York City in Fort Lee, New Jersey with facilities worldwide. We provide equal opportunity for all our employees in compliance with applicable Local, State and Federal laws without regard to race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, age and disability. We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees.

Our benefits package includes:
  • Medical Plan which includes a Prescription Drug Plan
  • Dental and Vision Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays

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