Hugh Mackay carpets have been making premium quality Axminster and tufted carpets for more than 100 years. The story begins in Durham in 1903, when Hugh Mackay installed eleven looms in a disused carpet factory to keep carpet making alive in Durham. His son joined the business, which then became known as Mackays of Durham. They began producing Wilton carpets, then came their famous Durham Twist tufted carpet, with Axminster carpets joining their collection in 1935. No home was complete without a Durham carpet!
In 1970, they moved from their factory beside the River Wear to a much bigger site in Dragonville, adding extra looms to ramp up the production of Axminster carpets. The growth in the business saw them awarded the Royal Warrant in 1972. As well as supplying carpets to the Royal Households, Windsor Castle, and the Houses of Parliament, you can find a Hugh Mackay carpet decking out prestigious cruise ships such as the QE1 and the QE2, and gracing the floors of Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. In 2008, they became part of the Whitestone Weavers group of flooring manufacturers and relocated to their current site in Hartlepool, but continue to drive forward with their heritage and the Hugh Mackay name. In addition to their Axminster, Wilton and tufted carpets, Hugh Mackay also supply beautiful handmade carpets woven from 100% wool on a hand loom, as well as their HassleFree carpets, which include a Lifetime Stainfree warranty.