Brief History of Roger Oates
Roger Oates and Fay Morgan were approached by the owners of a charming countryside house in the late 80s. The owners had discovered an old flatwoven piece hidden beneath the wooden floorboards. Typically, coverings from the 18th century were a plain colour without any design or pattern.
Roger and Fay found a vintage fabric that was very colourful and had a detailed design. They were inspired by it and created Venetian Flatweave, which is a beautiful floor covering.
We created our first-floor coverings by hand-weaving them with care and affection. To increase production, we adjusted the traditional Hattersley looms to weave the thick wool material while preserving the handmade quality. The charming striped patterns gained immense popularity and redefined flatweave carpets in the twentieth century.
Since then, our story has grown and changed as we’ve revisited our archives while still keeping a focus on design that allows us to experiment with connecting modern design for the homes of today with our heritage from the past.
Roger Oates Addlestone x The Silkroad
Roger Oates Addlestone produces only a limited quantity of stair runners, which makes them one of the most exclusive businesses in the UK. This is because their products are highly sought-after and hard to find. The reason for the limited supply is that the stair runners are made and woven by hand in the UK.
Our stair runners combine vintage and contemporary styles to create a distinguished look. We offer authentic designs and collections that provide both visual appeal and a luxurious feel. Our floor coverings are timeless and offer an elegant option for enhancing any room.
Their rugs and runners add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any home with their unique and stylish designs. They offer a wide range of collections with a variety of colours, designs, and patterns to suit every household’s needs.
Our studio’s artisans handweave the products before they are offered to designers. This allows us to make necessary adjustments for a personalized fit and create a bespoke floor covering that will have a lasting effect on the customer’s home.
At their disposal is a hands-on design process to prepare and perfect your product until you are absolutely satisfied with the finished result – an ideal combination. They combine New Zealand and British wool in intricate ways, carefully choosing colours that perfectly enhance one another for a truly authentic look and feel. When it’s all said and done, you can be sure of getting a unique style that is designed specifically with your needs in mind!
They have completely reinvented the Venetian Flatweave by creatively experimenting with colour, pattern and texture of floor coverings. This beautiful British design is now available for floors worldwide.
Roger Oates Addlestone provides the perfect blend of class and tailored design to add a dash of warmth to any room. Their bespoke runners and rugs boast an eclectic array of colours, designs, and textures that will instantly elevate the look of your home. A sleek, stylish addition for those who are seeking something with just the right amount of elegance and sophistication.
Checks and bold striped border stair runners are a favourite among many, as they can provide an elegant touch to any stairs without compromising on function. The borders of these designs exude effortless sophistication that will surely impress all who step foot in your home!