Winter Home Shopping Event

Winter Home Shopping Event

November 20, 2015

Looking for that perfect gift? Need to get your home ready for the festive season? Visit our Eastnor Studio on Saturday 28th November 2015 and enjoy a mince pie whilst browsing our collections. If you need inspirational ideas and want to avoid the hordes of people on the high street look no further than the Roger … Read More

History of Venetian Flatweave – Part Two

History of Venetian Flatweave – Part Two

November 9, 2015

Over the past 25 years, the term Venetian Flatweave has become synonymous with Roger Oates but the origins of the words are largely unknown. According to historians, the term “Venetian” has nothing to do with Venice as flatweave is never known to have been made in the Italian city. It is thought, however, that the name refers to … Read More

A History of Venetian Flatweave – Part One

A History of Venetian Flatweave – Part One

October 22, 2015

Floor coverings first started being recorded in historic documents in the early 1700s and can be closely linked to the perception of luxury. Up until this time, people tended to live with exposed floors. Floor coverings brought warmth and comfort, but as they were often used in drawing rooms (where guests were received), they also provided … Read More

A Bespoke Runner For A Family Home

A Bespoke Runner For A Family Home

September 11, 2015

The Cornwell family have long been fans of Roger Oates products having used our runners in several of their previous homes.  When they moved to their most recent home, a Regency property in Cheltenham, they decided to take full advantage of our bespoke service to ensure that they ended up with something unmistakably Roger Oates yet unique to them. … Read More

Interior Designers Love Roger Oates Runners

Interior Designers Love Roger Oates Runners

August 28, 2015

Our stripe runners are coveted by interior designers and specified for both large and small projects. Occasionally we are fortunate enough to be able to photograph some of the beautiful houses where our runners have been fitted. Isis Reed Herefordshire based Interior designer Sarah Stewart Smith chose the expressive tonal stripes of Isis Reed (named after … Read More

Rugs and Wall-To-Wall Carpets

Rugs and Wall-To-Wall Carpets

August 17, 2015

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 … Read More

Summer Brights

Summer Brights

July 17, 2015

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 … Read More

The Roger Oates Summer Sale

The Roger Oates Summer Sale

June 8, 2015

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 … Read More

Why Choose Wool Flooring?

Why Choose Wool Flooring?

May 8, 2015

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 … Read More