Since the Middle Ages, the Flemish textiles have got a superb reputation throughout Western Europe. They were envied because of the talented Flemish weavers.
Within this world of knowhow and creativity the great Flemish carpet tradition grew. The beautiful city of Kortrijk, cradle of Louis De Poortere, became the focus of this industry.

Each project is another step, each step is another conquest...

When Louis De Poortere established the company, named after himself, in Kortrijk in 1929, he could rely on experience acquired since 1859 by the family company De Poortere Freres, cloth merchants and manufacturers. 

But Louis De Poortere's innate desire for innovation forced him to explore new horizons. He started designing carpets with Oriental patterns which immediately enchanted the UK marketplace.

Time after time, Louis De Poortere carried on with his superb innovations: diversifying his collections, exploring new production techniques and multiplied his creations.

Staying in front of technology. To have complete creative freedom... Louis De Poortere has always provided all the necessary means to create.

As a Designer, innovator and leader, Louis De Poortere characterised his company with his desire and passion for progress. Thanks to cutting edge technology, Louis De Poortere already lived in the future.

It is very extensive machinery, which masters the most advanced techniques, enabled the company to offer the market the most diversified and dynamic range of products.

Their Philosophy

The Louis De Poortere philosophy is based around one concept: they aim to be more than just a manufacturer of carpets.

In branching into home decorating, they have had to increase our creativity to meet your aesthetic requirements, and this has stimulated them to transform generic into magic.

People are increasingly seeking elegance, style, excellent value and comfort for their houses, their designers have created superb collections that are contemporary, and designed to bring you the most pleasure possible. 

Because your demands are becoming increasingly specific and your tastes more assured, they have developed strong concepts that are simple but attractive and will enable you to easily reach sophistication in your floor coverings.

At Louis De Poortere you will find carpets, rugs, stair runners and even bespoke rugs, which you could freely mix and match to make your decorating "home sweet home" experience a real pleasure.

Their passion is to offer you this pleasure.

Kings Interiors is a long running, independently owned, family company. For more information please call 0115 925 8347 or email