The Karastan Story
The Karastan name has been synonymous with quality, beauty and durability for more than 80 years. Since the 1920’s, it has been setting the standard amongst rug and carpet makers and continues to maintain its leadership position as America’s brand of choice for high-end carpeting and rugs.
There is still a place for fine craftsmanship in the modern world, and it’s here where Karastan carpets and rugs are made. Despite the use of highly advanced technology, much of the work on Karastan products is ‘by the most proven piece of machinery around- the human hand. While machines can do the work, only people can create a work of art, and nothing can replace the human touch looking for a loose stitch or a stray thread.
From designer to weaver to inspector, every hand that touches a Karastan product represents someone who takes great pride in their craft because quality is the Karastan trademark. It is behind every choice of material, every design, every technology, every process and every product that goes out the door.
Color & design
Only Karastan offers woven and tufted carpets with timeless design choices– fresh colors, exquisite patterns, new textures and innovative fibers that will always be perfectly in style.
From subtle to bold, elegant to edgy, Karastan carpets transcend trend, and yet capture it. Inspired by art, nature, interior design and fashion, passionate designers collect ideas that help you make a personal statement in your home.
The fiber is the essence of a carpet. Fiber not only determines the look and feel of a carpet, but also its resilience and durability.
- SmartStrand® Silk Forever CleanTM is a true game changer in carpeting. SmartStrand Forever Clean with All Pet Protection is the only carpet that contains permanent, built-in stain and soil protection that never washes or wears off. Whether it’s kids, pets or unexpected spills, SmartStrand carpets are easy to keep clean. Authentic luxury encompasses not only comfort but ultimate cleanability so that you can live worry free.
- Karastan Kashmere offers elegant softness paired with extraordinary durability. The exclusive nylon, Kashmere, is engineered for outstanding performance, irresistible softness and long-lasting beauty. Each fiber, from the tip to the carpet backing, is protected from stains with ScotchgardTM Protector Advanced Repel Technology, the most trusted brand in stain and soil protection.
- Not only is wool beautiful and soft, it is naturally soil resistant and flame retardant. The natural fiber of wool actually improves indoor air quality and is safe for those with allergies and asthma. But not all wool is created equal. From farm to floor, Karastan wools made with 100% New Zealand wool are one of the most environmentally friendly products that can be used in a home. All Karastan wool carpets have passed stringent VOC emissions tests to carry the wool: Clean Air Certified label.
Today, the Karastan Mill in Eden, NC., still produces beautiful rugs on Axminster looms and woven carpet on Kara-Loc looms. Decades have been spent perfecting processes and innovating new designs and technologies to create comfortably luxurious products. Classic, contemporary and everything in between, Karastan offers exceptional products that create the perfect space in your home.