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About Us.

About Us | Christchurch Carpets

Open & operational for over 70 years.

Christchurch Carpets have been sourcing, measuring and fitting quality carpets for over 70 years.  We pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service, as well as year-round value for money. We don't do spurious sales, and no pushy gimmicks, so you can be sure you'll get the best price whenever you shop with us.

Our Story.

Reg and Phyllis Sheppard started Christchurch Carpets back in 1947 in Purewell, Christchurch, just after the war. From humble beginnings, they started offering second-hand furniture, cutlery and knickknacks but soon realised there was a strong demand for second hand carpets and rugs. It wasn't long before they were supplying and fitting carpet throughout Christchurch and the surrounding areas, the first carpet shop in the area. 

It was when John, their eldest son, joined the family business that the business started to diversify and really went from strength to strength. John soon realised a passion for Old Persian rugs and carpets and was intrigued by the different styles and qualities of certain rugs. Christchurch Carpets now have the largest collection of old Persian carpets and rugs in the UK, offering a huge choice from small decorative mats to large room size carpets. 

Now, the company is run by Reg and Phyllis' grandson, Tom and the company has continued to strive forward, offering an incredible choice of floor coverings, to suit everyone’s needs.


Huge carpet & flooring stocks at our showroom in Christchurch.


Nowadays, Christchurch Carpets operate from their long-standing showroom in Bargates, a stone’s throw from Christchurch's bustling high street, but they've expanded & now own two shop fronts and have a large warehouse to the rear of the store. They work with a number of large national brands and offer a vast selection of Carpet, Vinyl, LVT and Laminate flooring, as well as the largest collection of old Persian carpets and rugs in the country. 

Christchurch Carpets are proud to supply and fit carpets from most of the leading UK manufacturers, offering a Free Estimating Service, along with Free Local Delivery and Free Fitting on selected carpets.

Professional Team

We have a fantastic team of friendly and knowledgeable staff that will greet you with a smile and be confident to assist you in purchasing your carpet or flooring.

Creative & Original

Our extensive knowledge of the carpet & rug industry make us a leader in delivering just what our customers want - all for an exceptional price & with a reputable smile.

Quality Materials

We stock a vast range of products & brands of carpet, LVT, laminate & vinyl flooring, so we can be sure that we have a suitable solution that fits your requirements.

Industry Expertise

Established since 1947, we have unbeatable knowledge & expertise when it comes to choosing & fitting the right flooring for you. 

View our current flooring ranges.

Hear it from our customers.

First class Service from carpet selection, procurement to fitting. Good to provide business to a local friendly company. Fully recommend them.

Peter Holway

Such friendly and helpful service. A fantastic selection at reasonable prices. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

Denise Barrett

Have just had my carpet fitted looks amazing, highly recommend Christchurch Carpets excellent service from start to finish, definitely will use them again.

Denise Speller-Senior

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