Woven Axminster

Woven Axminster

Superior Performance and Natural Resilience

Woven Axminster

Couristan’s Axminster quality carpeting is woven of 80% Virgin wool/20% anti-static nylon for long-lasting beauty and additional strength in heavy traffic areas. The two-ply yarns are skein dyed for vivid colors that make carpet designs come alive. As the ultimate choice of specifiers for prestige and complex contract and hospitality installations, wool-rich Axminster carpets provide substantial advantages in aesthetics, durability, appearance retention and overall value than any other flooring surface on the market.

As a result of its natural resilience, wool-rich Axminster carpets provide added benefits such as long-term appearance retention, excellent recovery from compression characteristics and by absorbing harmful pollutants such as Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulphur Dioxide has a contributing factor towards air purity.

As an alternative to wool-rich Axminster carpet, Couristan also offers the option of other pile yarn, including 100% nylon.

By combining our established creative and technical expertise at the beginning of a project and employing advanced Electronic Jacquard Technology to produce entire designs in “woven to plan” full-length rolls, we are able to engineer carpets with no limitations to complexity of design. This innovative technology results in little or no cross joining, reduced seaming costs and installation time, allows for perfect corner details, repeats and color placement, and most importantly provides the added benefit of minimal wastage.

The design repeat can be virtually any length, creating an ever increasing variety of designs, which require only limited selvedge seaming. Initial design concepts and working drawings are assessed by our design and planning teams to create detailed technical drawings, illustrating how the design fits together and where each full roll element should be installed.

State-of-the-art high speed looms


Using state-of-the-art Electronic Jacquard Axminster looms, we are able to produce our clients’ most complex and creative designs, with the use of up to sixteen colors and in a choice of widths.  Having such manufacturing flexibility and versatility each custom carpet produced from our Custom Woven Axminster Program is distinctive and truly an expression of our clients’ own creativity.



  • Unlimited color choices and design possibilities
  • Pattern clarity and high-definition
  • Superior durability and appearance retention
  • Ease of maintenance
  • Sound absorption
  • Breathe easy
  • Time-tested, proven performance
  • Static and mildew resistant
  • Flame resistant
  • Little or no cross joining
  • Reduced seaming costs
  • Reduced installation time
  • Greater longevity
  • Minimal wastage

Advantages of Axminster Carpet

Carrying on the rich tradition of quality carpet weaving craftsmanship, Couristan’s Contract•Hospitality Division offers the most versatile and flexible Custom Woven Axminster Program in the industry. Named after a type of hand-weave that originated during the latter part of the 18th century in the old English Town of Axminster, woven Axminster carpets offer designers, architects and end-users with substantial advantages in aesthetics, performance and value compared to any other available flooring surface on the market.

Custom Woven Axminster Performance Guidelines

Property Area Standard Luxury Yarn
Hotel Guestroom /
7-250-47 8-250-47 80% Wool / 20% Nylon
Hotel Corridors 8-250-47 9-250-47 80% Wool / 20% Nylon
Hotel Ballrooms /
Public Areas
9-250-47 10-250-47 80% Wool / 20% Nylon
Casino Main Floor 10-250-42 11-312-33 80% Wool / 20% Nylon
Country Club 9-250-47 10-250-47 80% Wool / 20% Nylon
Restaurant 9-250-47 10-250-47 80% Wool / 20% Nylon
or 100% Nylon

Available “Non-Standard” Axminster – Carpet Tile

Yarn Blends
  • 80% Wool / 20% Nylon
  • 100% Nylon Yarn Dyed
  • 100% Nylon Solution Dyed
  • 100% Wool Undyed
  • Carving (Hand-Carving of the Carpet Pile)
  • Hand / Axminster
  • Rugs (Bound)

Omni Weave Case Study

OMNI-WEAVE-DEMO-800X640-slowOmni Weave EJ Technology Demo

This demo shows just how Omni Weave EJ Technology works…

An architectural drawing is sent to the client for review and approval. We clearly illustrate the full panel layout.

On the drawing, we have shown rolls 1-10. This illustrates how all the design elements are woven into each individual roll.



Woven on looms that offer a unique flexibility in terms of colors and design, each piece of pile yarn in an Axminster carpet is individually woven into place. This integral construction process allows even the most complex and intricate designs to be created with pin-point precision and high-definition. All carpets are comprised of a pile material and a backing. The superior difference of woven Axminster to a tufted construction is in the weaving process. On Axminster looms the pile and backing materials are woven together in a single operation. This eliminates the problem of delamination, and accompanying bubbles, ripples, and potential premature product failure which may occur in heavy traffic areas with tufted carpet. The interweaving of the pile and backing results in each face yarn of the carpet being locked into place with the pattern woven all the way through the carpet. This unique construction process provides Axminster carpets with superior durability and appearance retention, purposely designed to withstand the wear and tear that is often associated with high traffic areas.



From inception to installation, our Custom Woven Axminster Program provides substantial advantages in terms of aesthetics, performance and value compared to any other available flooring product in the market. We ensure that our program is met with the highest creative and technical expertise that you have come to expect from our company. See for yourself the wonders of our Custom Woven Axminster Program and how its superior performance, complexity of design and natural resilience can work for you!