Affordable floor coverings
With the founding of the Barmer Teppichfabrik Vorwerk & Co, Vorwerk introduced affordable floor coverings to Germany in 1883.
Industrial carpet manufacturing
With the acquisition of the Victoria patent Vorwerk becomes a serious competitor for Oriental rugs. For the first time, rugs and carpets can be industrially manufactured whose quality and abundance of colours matches the hand-knotted Persian rugs.
The seamlessly interwoven carpet
One day a part is inserted the wrong way while resetting the loom. Although Carl Vorwerk criticises the mistake at first, while moving on he promptly realises that something has just been invented: the seamlessly interwoven carpet in a new quality.
The four-metre width
Following a seven year development phase, Vorwerk successfully constructs a Victoria loom able to weave carpets up to four metres wide. An unprecedented achievement equivalent to the work of 120 to 150 carpetmakers knotting by hand.
Thanks to the co-invention of tufting in Europe, Vorwerk is at last able to make the dream of a fluffy wall-to-wall carpet for the home come true. To this day it remains the most frequently used process for manufacturing textile floor coverings.
The fully textile backing
Vorwerk successfully takes a big step to the benefit of health with the first fully textile backing. Foam-based, indoor air-polluting carpet backing is history.
Tile backing without PVC or bitumen coating
For designers, the carpet tile opens up completely new creative leeway along with a unique spatial feel. Eco-friendly and health-conscious in the best Vorwerk quality, without PVC or bitumen, and in return certified Green Label Plus on top.
IT’S A VORWERK! WHEN SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS ARE SIMPLY PART OF DAILY BUSINESS.
IT’S A VORWERK! WHEN ECOLOGICAL, ECONOMICAL AND SOCIAL BALANCE IS AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING WE DO.
As an innovative family-run company, we think and act for the long term. The Vorwerk Life Balance System consistently realises this standard under social, economical and, in particular, ecological aspects.