Designed to transform favorite outdoor living spaces into welcoming relaxation spots, the Tides Collection is the latest addition to Couristan's extensive variety of outdoor/indoor area rugs. Fashioned in an assortment of classic colors, these tastefully simple rugs can complement virtually any style of decor, from tropical to modern. With supreme durability in mind, Tides area rugs are constructed entirely of 100% Courtron™ polypropylene. This sturdy, resilient fiber provides a multitude of benefits for outdoor use as it is resistant to water and the growth of mold and mildew. For added protection against sun exposure, each of the rugs in the Tides Collection is treated with a special UV stabilization process that ensures color retention and prevents fading. Perfect for outdoor patios, pool-side seating areas and balconies, Tides is also a great selection for frequently used indoor spaces like kitchens and entryways. The flatwoven surface makes these versatile area rugs easy to clean and maintain, adding practicality to their universal appeal.
- Construction: Handmade
- Technique: Hooked
- Material: Sturdy 100% Courtron™ Polypropylene
- Origin: China
- Collection: Tides
- Heavy Structured Weave with Heathered Yarn
- Water Reistant, Mold/Mildew Resistant, UV Stabilized
- Provides Durable Performance in Frequently Used Spaces Inside and Outside the Home
- Pile Height: No Pile (Flat Weave with Designed by Texture and Color)
- Primary Color: Charcoal
- Secondary Colors: Grey
For over 75 years Couristan, Inc. has been a powerful name in the area rug and broadloom industry. Owned by the Couri family for two generations and operated today by brothers George G. Couri, Chairman and Ron J. Couri, CEO and President, the company prides itself on having the most exquisite handmade and power-loomed floor coverings available from anywhere around the world.
Founded in 1926 by brothers Basil J. Couri and George J. Couri, and appropriately named "Couri Brothers," the company began its humble beginnings by importing fine handmade area rugs from Persia. According to Ron Couri, Couristan's CEO and President, importing area rugs from Persia was a difficult task. "I remember listening to my father and uncle's travel stories. First they took a ship to England, then another to the continent. Once in Europe they took the Orient Express and then drove through the desert to Persia. They finally arrived 32 days later. It was quite an adventure."
The first area rugs imported by the company were a few shipments of Sparta Rugs from Smyrna. At the time, the company began affixing "Couristan" trademark labels to the back of each and every rug it imported. This mark was composed from the family's surname "Couri" and the frequently used suffix "stan", referring to the region of small weaving villages in which the company imported its rugs from. The company would quickly begin to broaden its horizons, as well as its area rug offerings by importing rugs from India in 1927.
In the 1930's, Couristan began importing handmade hooked rugs from China and braided rugs from Japan. At the time nearly 99 percent of the total production of Japan's floor coverings were being exported to the United States. According to Ron Couri, Couristan was regarded as one of the country's largest importers of Japanese braided rugs from the 1930's to the 1960's. During that time there wasn't much of a market for Oriental-design products in the United States, but through Couristan's ingenuity and extensive design development, the company was able to create a substantial marketplace for handmade Oriental area rugs.