HISTORY

For more than 30 years, Nourison has built a reputation as a leading multi-category resource in today’s floor covering market, working with designers and retailers to provide beautiful, top-quality rugs, carpets, and home accessories for homes around the world. Our company offers a comprehensive range of products across styles and price ranges, in both commercial and residential spaces:

-          Signature collections of luxurious handmade rugs

-          Prestigious designer lines featuring top brands in the home décor market

-          Axeminster and Wilton broadloom carpets for both luxury and commercial spaces

-          Quality affordable area rugs created on state-of-the-art power looms

-          Modern, eclectic home accessories, including decorative pillows, throws, and accents

With an inventory of more than 4,500 distinct styles in area rugs alone, Nourison offers unparalleled service to its dealers, shipping more than 95 percent of orders within 48 hours. We take immense pride in our commitment to maintaining an outstanding in-stock position.

Our partnership with rug and carpet retailers extends beyond merchandise. We provide regularly updated print and digital materials and cost-effective promotional tools designed to help retailers promote their business and assist their customers in finding the perfect addition to their home décor.

Nourison becomes a leader in wholesale flooring

Brothers Paul, Alex, and Stephen Peykar founded Nourison in New York City in 1980 after building a strong reputation in the retail flooring segment. They brought with them a wealth of knowledge about the challenges facing retailers involved with imports, and determined to apply those ideas in creating a wholesale rug and carpet distribution process that could offer a truly exceptional level of service across the entire supply chain, all the way to the stocking dealer.

Nourison’s philosophy was simple: “We created new merchandising possibilities with reliably programmed collections. We addressed the retailer’s greatest concerns: selection and timely delivery.”

Over the years, Nourison has become the market’s most diversified producer and importer of handmade area rugs, and is recognized throughout the industry both for the variety and the consistently innovative quality of its assortments. With highly differentiated collections in virtually every rug and carpet category and an unparalleled dealer support system, Nourison is truly the “must see” resource in the floor-covering world.

1980's

1980

Nourison opens as importers and wholesalers of handknotted carpets

1982

Introduces program hand knotted

1983

Reinvents Chinese production - Releases the Classic 120 line

1987-1988

Stock Market Crashes

1988-1991

Birth of Persian designs created in China

1990's

1992-1994

Creation of the 70 Radj, high quality silk and wool carpets

1994

Nourison develops, invents, launches it's signature, patented Nourmak weave

1996-1999

Perfects the art of the tufted carpet

1999

Introduces the signature Nourison 2000 series, which becomes the decades best selling collection

2000's

2000

Nourison enters the domestic novelty rug industry

2001

Enters the machine made market - Introduces the Persian Empire line

2003

Establishes it's first powerlooming manufacturing factory in China

2004

Enters the broadloom world at the high end of the market

2005

Releases the signature Heritage Hall Collection

2007

Introduces the signature Nourison 3000 collection

2009

Introduces the Manhattan and Silk Garden broadloom collections featuring revolutionary hand-embossing technique

2010

Reinvents value priced products, mixing machine made construction with hand crafted finishes and details