Roger Oates Design– Bradford's Rug Gallery

Roger Oates Design

“An eye for colour,

authentic woven flatweave runners and

an instinct for everyday luxury

is the hallmark of

Roger Oates Design.”

Roger Oates is a brand new line for us here at Bradford's Rug Gallery. We have long coveted the gorgeous, UK crafted flat-weaves and are so happy to now be able to offer them to our customers!

Because we love the Roger Oates rugs so much, it made sense to dedicate a whole blog to the line. This is your guide to everything Roger Oates!

Roger Oates and Faye Morgan Oates first began designing and hand producing flatweave rugs and runners more than 25 years ago. Their distinctive products are made from a British Cheviot wool blend that's spun and dyed in Yorkshire, England. The Cheviot is a breed of white-faced sheep which gets its name from the Cheviot Hills, on the border of England and Scotland. The weaving takes place in the UK on specially adapted narrow-width looms to create rugs and runners with clean woven edges. All of the finishing is then completed at the Roger Oates workshop in Herefordshire, England.

The Roger Oates Designs feature a repeating pattern that makes them ideal for joining together to form a distinctive made-to-measure hand-finished area rug or wall-to-wall carpet. To maintain a high level of craftsmanship, all seaming and finishing is completed by hand in their Herefordshire workshop.

Stripes are versatile and may create the illusion of lengthening or widening a room depending on how the widths of the runners are placed together. Bold, large-scale designs are dramatic, while smaller, simpler designs create a subtle overall texture and pattern.

The RO Shetland Collection includes classic flat weaves using only 100% Shetland wool in six inherent natural colors that range from black to white. The resulting weave is highly textural with a notable spring to the touch. The Shetland is a small, wool-producing breed of sheep originating in the Shetland Isles. The wool used in this production comes in small batches exclusively from the Shetland Isles; the yarn is spun and woven in England.


Because all Roger Oates products are woven to order, manufacture time is approximately 10-12 weeks.

 Customers often want to know the life expectancy of their stair runners. It is impossible to guarantee how long your stair runner will last as they wear very differently dependent on the individual household and layout of the staircase. To prolong the life of the runner, a shoe-free policy is recommended. Please note that our runners are only recommended for domestic settings - not for commercial settings.

For more information, including pricing, or to see all the Roger Oates Design options please visit us at our 297 Forest Ave. Portland, ME showroom, or call us at 207-772-3843.