The history of Cunera Floor Coverings goes all the way back to 1870.
In that year Lucas van Wijngaarden en Jan van der Graaff founded a firm “for the purpose of selling and manufacturing of carpets, mats, cow blankets and related articles". The firm was called "L. van Wijngaarden - De Volharding", later it was renamed to "L. van Wijngaarden & Zn's Tapijten- en Mattenfabriek" and eventually to the current name "Cunera Vloerbedekking, Woningtextiel en Meubelen BV”, in short Cunera.
For decades Cunera produced coconut fibre corridor and stair carpets, room carpets and mats.

In the difficult years when the consumers were choosing for synthetic floor coverings Cunera continued to develop and promote floor coverings based on natural materials.
And it was successful!
Half way through the 1980’s the consumer became more environmentally conscious and began to choose more and more often for Cunera products.
t this stage Cunera supplies a complete collection of wall-to-wall, rugs, carpets and mats under the brands name ‘Living on Nature’ (Wonen Op Natuur).
The raw materials for these products are coconut fibre, sisal, sea-grass, paper, leather, wool and combinations thereof.

In 1995 on its 125th anniversary Cunera received a Dutch Royal honour, giving it the right to use the title ‘Dutch Royal appointed supplier’.

Weverstraat Rhenen
at the start of the 20th century

Weaving loom 1939

Export 1949
Weaving mill 1949
Rebuilding 1948