Friday, 03 July 2015 09:48

Manufacturer in Focus - Roger Oates

Established in 1946 and having gone from strength to strength to become Leicestershire’s largest independent flooring retailer, we like to think that we know a thing or two about quality flooring and quality flooring brands.

This month we will be showcasing one of the many top brands we stock at Michael John Flooring. Roger Oates are the Manufacturer in Focus for July, and we’ll be taking a detailed look at the superb selection of Roger Oates products, all available at Michael John Flooring.

Background and History

Roger Oates have been designing and hand producing their uniquely smart, simple and classic pure wool Venetian Flatweave rugs and runners for over twenty years.

When Roger and Fay Oates first discovered a nineteenth century flatweave fragment in the late 1980s, they set out to reintroduce and reinvent this flooring, woven in such a way as to be utterly authentic and true to the art of weaving, yet completely grounded in chic twenty-first century taste. Designs are originated and coloured by both Fay and Roger and the production process is run by craftsmen who finish by hand.

Runners for Stairs and Halls

Our expert team at Michael John Flooring understand the need for our customers to have access to the best quality brands in the industry, so they can decorate their homes with the upmost confidence.

The stylish looking Flatweave runners from Roger Oates are woven and hand finished in the UK using traditional techniques.
Warm and inviting, these 100% wool runners add the perfect welcoming touch to your hall and stairway. The narrow width floorcovering comes in a Flatweave or Wilton quality.

Of course all of the ‘Runners’ range from Roger Oates are available at Michael John Flooring, visit our website or our luxury showroom for more information!


At Michael John Flooring, we have provided the premier rug service in Leicestershire for nearly 70 years, and today we can boast an extensive, luxury rug showroom which showcases the very best brands and styles, including the Roger Oates collection.

The extensive collection of Roger Oates runner designs can be sewn together to create original bespoke rugs or used simply as a narrow width in hallways.

The sumptuously soft Tapis D'Avignon felt rugs are effortlessly stylish. The heavily felted Mouflon wool is available in a wide choice of colours ranging from neutral to vibrant tones. The rugs are joined and edged with a decorative blanket stitch which can contrast or subtly blend with the Tapis colour.

Luckily for you at Michael John Flooring we have an extensive range of the very best stairs carpets, rugs and runners from Roger Oates to help you get the perfect home!

For some inspiration why not check out our recent advert (pictured right) for an idea of what a quality Roger Oates stair carpet looks like…

Or visit us in store where one of our expert team will guide you towards choosing the right stair carpet, rug or runner for you.


Quality flooring available in 1000's of shapes, sizes and colours.

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Browse the latest selection of quality carpet brands and styles, you’re sure to find the perfect carpet for your home here at Michael John Flooring.

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Wood Flooring

A long-time favourite of the British homeowner, check out the traditional and modern styles available here at Michael John Flooring.

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LVT Flooring

One of the most popular types of flooring, click through to find out more about the ever popular LVT brands such as Amtico and Moduleo.

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Our ever popular Rugs offering, are available to view our luxury showroom or our extensive online gallery. Click through to find out more!

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