Undyed Natural Wool Carpet

There are those who wish to be as environmentally benign as possible. We do have an assortment of products for those folks. They are Sierra Naturals, Cascade Naturals, Softer Than Sisal Naturals, Four Seasons, and Stratford. These products use no chemical dyes; their colors are created by blending the natural colors that exist in wool. Hence, no powder blue.

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But those who want powder blue often ask why natural dyes are no longer used to create color. Well over one hundred years ago, synthetic dyes came into being due to population growth and the need to use irrigable land for other uses than to grow indigo, saffron, madder, and woad (woad? Like wocky woad?) strictly for use as dyes. Dyes used to dye wool are all well established acid dyes and if your customers have furniture, curtains, upholstered automobiles, and clothes, they regularly come into contact with this stuff. Additionally, natural dyes generally have poor lightfastness properties and require heavy metal mordants (to help natural dyes affix to the fiber) so they really aren’t necessarily an environmental improvement. By comparison, acid dyes have no toxicity concerns and are not hazardous to the environment since exhaustion of the dyes onto wool is almost 100% so there are only minimal traces of dyes in the outflow. Read this again, it may be on the final exam.


Our showroom offers wool carpet and area rugs from: Unique Carpets, Masland, Woolshire, Fabrica, Hibernia, Godfrey Hirst, Hycraft, Couristan, Karastan, Bellbridge, Radici, Nourison, Luxelooms, Prestige Mills, Rodeo, Antrim, Cavan, Weave Tuft, Missoni, Concepts International, Rugs International, Obeetee, Hagaman, Design Materials, Fibreworks, Robertex, Stanton, Royal Dutch and more.

Masland Carpet Sale

Masland Spring Carpet Sale

Our Spring sales are a great time to purchase carpet for your home.  As new sales offerings are announced, we will post information here.  We will be offering sale pricing on Masland wool and nylon carpet from April 1 to June 2, 2014.  In addition, all of the Robertex wool carpet will be on sale during these same dates.  Even more exciting, our Wools of New Zealand sale will overlap with certain other sales during this time.  Our association with the Wools of New Zealand allows us to get even more aggressive on pricing on products from Fabrica, Radici, Masland, Robertex, Stanton, Godfrey Hirst, Hycraft, Hibernia, Nourison, Royal Dutch, Unique Carpets, Hagaman, Prestige Mills, Missoni, Concepts International, Weave Tuft, Couristan and others.  Dates for this sale will be April 15 – May 31.



The largest dealer of New Zealand wool carpet and rugs in Orange County, CA

Luxelooms Reserve Collection Carpet & Rugs

Luxelooms Reserve

HEMPHILL’S RUGS & CARPETS is proud to announce that our Costa Mesa showroom is proud to offer Luxelooms Reserve carpet and area rugs. Made of New Zealand wool some patterns also feature faux silk and hand carved designs. Our Orange County showroom is recognized by the Wools of New Zealand as a Premier Partner Showroom of Excellence. Discover our selection customer service and great pricing. www.RugsAndCarpets.com
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Houzz Customer Satisfaction Award Winner

Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets of Orange County, California  Receives Best Of Houzz 2014 Award

Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals

[Costa Mesa, CA], February 4, 2014 – Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets of Costa Mesa, CA has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 18 year old floor covering showroom was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“Our dedicated and knowledgeable staff combined with our unique selection of floor covering products earned us this award,” said owner, Brett Hemphill
“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of home building, remodeling and design professionals, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets among our “Best Of” professionals for customer satisfaction as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets , but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and reviewing their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.

Follow Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets on Houzz www.houzz.com/pro/hemphills-rugs-and-carpets

About Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets
Hemphill’s is Orange County’s leading floor covering showroom.  Besides Houzz, the showroom has been recognized as a Premier Partner Showroom of Excellence by the Wools of New Zealand.  Hemphill’s carries over 80 name brands of carpet, area rugs, wood, and specialty vinyl.  In addition, they offer Miele vacuums.

About Houzz
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into reality. For more information, visit http://www.houzz.com

Surfaces 2014 Highlights

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Some of the great new rug and carpet introductions from Surfaces 2014.  Brands include Feizy, Stanton, Karastan, Nourison, Fabrica, Luxeloom Reserve, Stark, Prestige Mills and more.  Loved the silver dyed abaca from The Natural Carpet Company. The colorful products from Missoni are always fun to see.  We love to use their carpet for stair runners.  Hair on hide rugs were stunning.

see them all in our Orange County Showroom

HEMPHILL’s Rugs  &. Carpets

Karastan Wool Carpet: New Introductions 2014

Artisan Brush Florenza Iconic Square Innovative Flair Luxurious Edge Patola close Perfectionist Reinvention Violetta Worsted Weave

Karastan, the largest processor of wool carpets and rugs in America, will debut 12 stunning wool styles for 2014.  In my opinion, this collection of new Karastan carpet introductions for 2014 is the most exciting in at least the past 10 years.  Bill Storey, a Karastan veteran of nearly 3 decades, is now President and his efforts during the past year are clearly evident.

  • Karaloc Introductions: Karastan’s Karaloc looms, which were originally introduced in 1934, enable weaving the carpet and backing together into one unit. The result is a unique, high-quality product that contributed to the development of Karastan’s reputation as a leader in luxury home décor. Even 80 years later, consumers continue to swoon over the traditional and sophisticated styles of Karastan’s Karaloc carpets. For 2014, Karastan utilizes this traditional process to create three trendy, must-have products, all of which carry the Wools of New Zealand brand. The introductions include: Worstead Weave, a small check that makes a big fashion statement; Worstead Elegance, a classy addition to Karastan’s wool category; and Patola, inspired by ikat designs and current fashion trends and using striated colors to create a unique dimensional look for fun, fresh, fabulous fashion.
  • Axminster Introductions: New Zealand wool is the purest, whitest wool in the world, offering excellent dyeing characteristics that create long-lasting colors. New Zealand wool is raised with little impact on the natural landscape. It is a renewable and biodegradable fiber that is one of the world’s most environmentally friendly products. “Wool has maintained an elite position in the flooring industry,” said Storey. “For those designers and home owners with an eye for high-end style and an unwillingness to compromise for less than the best, Karastan continues to provide retailers with answers for every project.” In 2014, Karastan offers three new 100% wool Axminster patterns: Violetta, which features loose, casual lines that meander gently into backgrounds of artichoke green, natural tan and chocolate brown; Serafina, whererows of square spirals march neatly across a palette of earth tones in Greek Key Square; and Florenza, in which simple, delicate leaf patterns against shades of tan, brown or green provide a soft natural backdrop to any traditional décor.
  • Tufted Introductions: Luxurious Edge, a 100% New Zealand wool tufted product, features light threads of classic beige to create a two-tone effect with earthy tans, browns and blues in this comfortable and relaxed wool loop.
  • Karastan Wool Blend Introductions: Karastan is also launching five additional wool blend products. A true differentiate for Karastan retailers, these five tufted styles provide a wide variety of pricing options and unique looks. Rounding out this impressive lineup of impressive wool products, the 2014 wool blend introductions include:
    • Reinvention: Gently etched into varying neutral-toned backgrounds, this graceful design evokes ancient minarets in exotic lands—or perhaps a curved porcelain vase—in a gorgeous cut pile texture with hand-carved detailing.
    • Artisan Brush: The random, graceful undulations of tree bark are beautifully replicated in this striped pattern with a coordinating color palette.
    • Iconic Square: Modern geometrics take center stage with tetris-shaped patterns carved onto various fashion-forward colored backgrounds. Blue tones dominate this tufted wool blend.
    • Innovative Flair: This wool blend elevates classic gray to stunning elegance. The upscale braided pattern, clean lines and tight texture offer a lovely formal look and timeless sophistication.
    • Perfectionist: This blended wool product uses an upscale grid pattern with clean lines, offering a timeless look. Coordinates beautifully with Innovative Flair.

Purchase Karastan carpet and area rugs at HEMPHILL’S RUGS & CARPETS in Orange County, CA – 949-722-7224

EcoTex Wool Blend Carpet



EccoTex is blended wool products offer a combination of a tryly “green” carpet with real value.  This combination is a RENEWABLE + RECYLED FIBER.  Made of 50% pure natural dye-free wool and 50% recyled PET.  The carpet is both soft and resilient plus durable and reliable.  Made in the USA.

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PURCHASE AT HEMPHILL’S RUGS & CARPETS — A Wools of New Zealand Premier Partner Showroom of Excellence

Our showroom offers wool carpet, area rugs and runners from the following Mills:  Stanton, Karastan, Hibernia Woolen Mills, Godfrey Hirst, Hycraft, Masland, Fabrica, Radici of Italy, Woolshire, Robertex, Carousel, Prestige Mills, Stark, Weave-Tuft, Missoni, Concepts International, Fibreworks, Design Materials, Bellbridge, Unique Carpets, Couristan, Nourison, J. Mish and more.





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