stairs and stripes

The Roger Oates Blog, sharing our passions & inspiration. Often featuring stripes

Rugs and Wall-To-Wall Carpets

Posted on Aug 17, 2015 in Stair Runner Advice
Rugs and Wall-To-Wall Carpets

Our name is synonymous with Venetian flatweave stair runners. However, there is a lot more to our runners than you might think.   The narrow widths of flatweave can be joined to create area rugs of almost any dimension and larger pieces for wall-to-wall carpet installations enabling the design used on the stairs to also be used in hallways and […]


Heritage Runners

Heritage Runners

Just launched, a new project that has had us revisiting our extensive archive of designs. New Roger Oates Heritage Runners are 100% wool runners produced in very limited quantities. Created from our Venetian Flatweave these narrow width runners are woven and hand finished in the UK. Heritage Runners are an easy way to add colour, stripes and texture […]


Summer Brights

Posted on Jul 17, 2015 in Colour, New Designs
Summer Brights

Let The Sun Shine Despite the changeable weather the British summer is bringing us some long hazy evenings. Thoughts of far away climes have been inspiring us to inject some Summer brights into our colour palettes. Bespoke Runners At Roger Oates we can work with you to create your very own bespoke runner.  Adapt one of our current designs, or […]


The Making Of A Roger Oates Runner

Posted on Jun 22, 2015 in Featured, Stripes
The Making Of A Roger Oates Runner

A rare glimpse into some of the work that goes into making a Roger Oates flatweave runner.  


The Roger Oates Summer Sale

Posted on Jun 8, 2015 in Stairs, Stripes
The Roger Oates Summer Sale

Looking for a Roger Oates stair runner or rug at a greatly reduced price?  The Roger Oates Summer Sale starts on Wednesday 10th June.  It’s full of discounted clearance runners, ready-made wool rugs and fabrics. Why do items go into the Roger Oates Clearance Sale? Below, we have de-mystified the meaning of slight seconds, over-runs, trial pieces and […]


Why Choose Wool Flooring?

Posted on May 8, 2015 in Stair Runner Advice, Wool
Why Choose Wool Flooring?

Why is wool the ultimate natural fibre for floorcoverings? At Roger Oates we appreciate Henry Moore for his delicate drawings of sheep, we are proud supporters of the Campaign for Wool, and we can talk for hours on the virtues of this wonderful material. To answer the question, there are so many reasons, and here are some of […]


How Do I Care For My Stair Runner?

Posted on Apr 24, 2015 in Stair Runner Advice
How Do I Care For My Stair Runner?

Your Roger Oates Flatweave runner, once installed, will make a statement and undoubtedly receive lots of admiring glances from your friends. But how do you keep it looking that way? One of the most common questions that we get asked at Roger Oates is “how do I care for my runner?” A flatweave runner will […]


The Perfect Travel Companion

Posted on Apr 10, 2015 in Roger Oates Lifestyle Store, Stripes
The Perfect Travel Companion

A travel bag that Mary Poppins would be proud to own… The days are getting longer and the skies brighter so it’s time to start thinking of holidays and weekends away.  As well as regularly changing their summer wardrobe some people also like to update their luggage, but we anticipate that once you have one of […]


Tapis D’Avignon Felted Rugs

Posted on Mar 27, 2015 in Colour, Featured, Roger Oates Lifestyle Store, Rugs
Tapis D’Avignon Felted Rugs

Our Tapis D’Avignon felted wool rugs have been a hit since their introduction over 15 years ago. The Tapis range has always been popular as it is wonderfully flexible, allowing every client to create a sumptuously soft felted rug of their very own. The heavily felted Mouflon wool is available in a wide choice of colours ranging […]


What should I do on my landing?

Posted on Mar 13, 2015 in Featured, Stair Runner Advice
What should I do on my landing?

We talk staircases every day – that’s what we to do. It’s easy for us to come up with the answers but what we have to remember is that YOU may not be quite as geeky about staircases as WE are – we are constantly scrutinizing every tread and riser wherever we go. Why not […]


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