Couristan

Today, Couristan’s handmade assortment consists of over 20 area rug collections. The company continues to import handmade area rugs from China and India. Strict “No Child Labor” policies are implemented and confirmed by continuous internal and private inspections of each facility in which the company’s handmade area rugs are created. Each inspected handmade area rug is identified with a “No Child Labor” tag on its backing. Maintaining a strong belief that handmade area rugs are like works of art, each and every handmade area rug the company imports is hand-crafted with extraordinary detail and elegance. Styles range from antique-inspired looks, updated Persian designs, deeply contoured Orientals, casual-contemporary trends and “green” eco-chic fashions.

Couristan Moves Production to China

Fort Lee, NJ, August 4, 2006--Seventy years ago, Couristan, the rug and carpet manufacturer, turned to China for handmade rugs to import into the U.S., according to NorthJersey.com. The company return...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/couristan-moves-production-to-china

Couristan Taps Len Andolino as EVP of Residential

Fort Lee, NJ, November 1, 2017-As part of Couristan’s strategic growth strategy to double its size over the next five years, management announced today the appointment of Len Andolino as executi...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/couristan-taps-len-andolino-as-evp-of-resid...

Couristan Celebrating 95 Years of Business

Fort Lee, NJ, February 17, 2021-Couristan is celebrating its 95th year as a family-owned and -operated company.   Currently, the business has a global presence, under the leadership of brot...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/couristan-celebrating-95-years-of-business

Michael Riley Named President of Couristan

Fort Lee, NJ, March 3, 2017—Michael J. Riley has been named president of Couristan. Riley was most recently president of Oriental Weavers USA (OW USA). Couristan, established in 1926, is a glob...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/michael-riley-named-president-of-couristan

Couristan Recognized for Low Rug Return Rate

St. Louis, MO, Oct. 6, 2008--For the third consecutive year, Couristan Inc. has been recognized by Home Decorators Collection for having the lowest return rate in the catalog’s entire area rug c...
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Area Rugs: An Untapped Goldmine? - July 2006

By Bill Banks Most of the nation’s moderate and lower priced area rugs are sold by mass market chain stores like Kmart and Wal-Mart, specialty chains like Bed, Bath & Beyond and Line...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/area-rugs-an-untapped-goldmine--july-2006

Couristan Announces Price Increase on Premiere, Purity & Creations

Fort Lee, NJ, April 17, 2024-Effective May 1, Couristan will increase prices 5% on its Premiere and Purity products and 10% on its Creations products. “These increases cannot be avoided if we wi...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/couristan-announces-price-increase-on-premi...

Q&A With Couristan's Ron Couri

Hackensack, NJ, May 21--Ron Couri,the president and chief executive officer of Couristan, spends two weeks of the month traveling the world in search of quality handmade and machine-made rugs. Las...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/qa-with-couristan39s-ron-couri

Area Rug Report: Suppliers evolve to meet consumers' changing needs - Dec 2015

By Calista sprague The area rug segment is growing, bolstered by the sustained growth of hard surface flooring, but it is also undergoing dramatic changes. Suppliers have been forced to evolve in o...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/area-rug-report-suppliers-evolve-to-meet-co...

Ron Couri, CEO of Couristan, Has Died

Fort Lee, NJ, March 9, 2023-Ronald Jacob Couri, 70, acting president and chief executive officer of Couristan, died unexpectedly on February 28. He served at the company for over 50 years. Ron'...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/ron-couri-ceo-of-couristan-has-died

Former Couristan President West Dies

Fort Lee, NJ, March 2, 2011 -- Former Couristan president Walter West died on Feb. 18 at the age of 87.West spent more than 45 years at Couristan, serving as the company's president during a majority ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/former-couristan-president-west-dies

Surfaces 2019 Review: Trends and highlights from the 30th annual national flooring expo - Mar 2019

By Darius Helm, Beth Miller and Anne Harr   At this year’s Surfaces show, held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 23 to 25, technical innovations and...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/surfaces-2019-review-trends-and-highlights-...

Top 250 Design Survey 2006 - October 2006

By Maurie Welsh O'Neill When times are good, people don’t complain as much as they do when times are bad. The nation’s Top 250 designers are certainly more content this year than t...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/top-250-design-survey-2006--october-2006

Surfaces Preview: A peek at what Surfaces 2018 has to offer - Jan 2018

By Beth Miller Surfaces, taking place January 30 to February 1, is the biggest residential flooring show in the western hemisphere and part of The International Surface Event (TISE) at the Mandalay ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/surfaces-preview-a-peek-at-what-surfaces-20...

Couristan Appoints Bob Tucci EVP of Residential Broadloom

Fort Lee, NJ, August 6, 2021-Couristan has announced the appointment of Bob Tucci to the position of executive vice president of its residential broadloom division.  As an industry veteran with ...
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Couristan Awards Two Trips in Drawing

Fort Lee, NJ, Feb. 14, 2012 -- Couristan has named Matt Lund of Foremost Interiors in Salt Lake City, and Jan Mink of KL Mink and Sons, operator of the Fine Rug Gallery at Macy’s, headquartered ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/couristan-awards-two-trips-in-drawing

Couristan Names Tommy Armistead VP of Area Rug Sales

Fort Lee, NJ, January 30, 2023-Couristan-a manufacturer of fine, quality area rugs, residential broadloom and custom contract·hospitality carpeting-announced as part of its long-term growth pla...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/couristan-names-tommy-armistead-vp-of-area-...

Summer Atlanta Rug Market - August/September 2009

Not unexpectedly, traffic at this summer’s Atlanta Rug Market was slow again this year. While many of the big name retailers were present, not all key retailers attended. However, once again the...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/summer-atlanta-rug-market--augustseptember-...

Couristan's Stephen Finkelstein Has Died

Fort Lee, NJ, January 30, 2019--Couristan has announced the death of long-time sales executive Stephen Finkelstein, 73, on January 21. Finkelstein was a seasoned professional in the floorcovering ind...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/couristans-stephen-finkelstein-has-died

Couristan Hires Western Residential Sales Manager

Fort Lee, NJ, May 14, 2009--Area and accent rug supplier Couristan has hired Andy Kuehnel as its western regional manager for the residential division.Most recently, Kuehnel spearheaded sales efforts ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/couristan-hires-western-residential-sales-m...

Couristan Taps Mark Ferullo as VP of National Accounts

Fort Lee, NJ, October 26, 2016—Couristan has named Mark Ferullo vice president of national accounts. The move is part of the company’s long-term growth plan for its area rug division...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/couristan-taps-mark-ferullo-as-vp-of-nation...

Couristan Releases 2019 Trend Report

Fort Lee, NJ, June 24, 2019-Couristan has released its 2019 annual trend report.  Couristan identifies five key trends in the home furnishings industry by embracing some of last year's influence...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/couristan-releases-2019-trend-report

Mohawk Group, Eng. Floors, Couristan Announce Price Increases

Chattanooga, TN, November 2, 2021-Mohawk Group, Eng Floors Commercial/ Residential, & Couristan have announced price increases.   Mohawk Group has announced a price increase of 3% to 10...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/mohawk-group-ef-ef-commercial-couristan-ann...

Couristan Signs License With Designer Gardner

Fort Lee, NJ, Dec. 3, 2012 -- Rug and carpet maker Couristan said it has signed a licensing agreement with Emma Gardner Design.Couristan will be given the license to manufacture, promote, market and d...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/couristan-signs-license-with-designer-gardn...

Surfaces 2023 Review: The annual flooring show is back to pre-pandemic form - March 2023

By Darius Helm, Jennifer Bardoner and Anne Harr This year’s Surfaces show, held in Las Vegas as part of the TISE event that includes TileExpo and StonExpo, was the busiest it’s been since...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/surfaces-2023-review-the-annual-flooring-sh...

Couristan Promotes Codella to VP of Sales

Fort Lee, NJ, Jan. 28, 2013 -- Broadloom and rug firm Couristan said it has promoted Steve Codella to executive vice president of sales. Codella, who has been in the floorcovering industry for over 30...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/couristan-promotes-codella-to-vp-of-sales

Marlys Giordano Appointed Creative Director at Couristan

Fort Lee, NJ, July 10, 2017-Couristan has appointed Marlys Giordano to the position of creative director for the company’s area rug division. Giordano, formerly the senior trend specialist-glob...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/marlys-giordano-appointed-creative-director...

Winners of America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards Announced

Atlanta, GA, January 16, 2018-AmericasMart Atlanta recognizes the creativity, artistry and passion of the Area Rug industry with its annual America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards, presented at The...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/winners-of-americas-magnificent-carpets-awa...

Couristan Names Andolino VP Broadloom Sales

Fort Lee, NJ, Jan. 23, 2013 -– Carpet and rug maker Couristan has named Len Andolino vice president of broadloom sales.  Andolino, who was formerly employed with Robertex/Carousel, will be ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/couristan-names-andolino-vp-broadloom-sales

Couristan Announces Price Increase on Res. Broadloom, Roll Runners

Fort Lee, NJ, November 30, 2021- Due to continued increases in raw materials, international transportation, labor, and other related costs, Couristan announced a price increase, effective December 1.&...
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