In 1924 P.J. Van Heugten and his wife started in Amersfoort with the manufacture of saddle covers and cycling gloves. After buying a needle felt machine for the production of jute underlay, they commenced producing 1.5 m wide rolls of hair felt carpet with a bitumen backing in the early 1950s.
The first wall to wall carpet that could be laid loose!
In 1970, Peter Thannhauser, the eldest grandson of the inventor of carpet tiles, started his own carpet company in Australia Continental Carpets. Today after nearly 50 years, Continental Carpets is a major commercial supplier for government and private building, education and health markets. We are a one stop shop for all commercial flooring.
Continental Carpets boasts the largest selection and stockist of carpet tiles in Australia, our warehouse and showroom is open to the public.