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Carpet Court and CurtainStudio Thames owner Taz Karachiwala, centre, with Michael, left, and Saloni from her team. Photo: DAVIDDA HIKATANGATA

Carpet and curtain connoisseurs move to Thames

The new Carpet Court and CurtainStudio stores officially opened their doors at 217 Pollen St, Thames on June 10, bringing the best of both worlds in a joint location.
Owners Taz and Murtuza Karachiwala always wanted to own a business at some point in their lives and said they were pleased to open their new and exciting store in Thames.
Taz’s knowledge of flooring products from her previous work background and Murtuza’s experience in operations has enabled the pair to hit the ground running with their new business venture.
Carpet Court and CurtainStudio were the largest flooring and window furnishing retail brands in New Zealand, with a presence in close to 100 locations across Aotearoa, Taz said.
Servicing areas throughout the Hauraki District, Miranda, across to Thames and right up along the coast all the way to Waikawau – Taz said customers should choose to shop with us because we have the entire offering.

Saloni, left, Taz and Michael are here to help with all your carpet and curtain needs. Photo: DAVIDDA HIKATANGATA

Whether you are doing a home renovation or looking for quality flooring and window furnishing for your new build – we have got you covered, she said.
She also said that in case you are looking to purchase something in particular either in flooring or curtains or blinds, that isn’t in store – they can look at ordering it in for you.
Heading a team of four, including herself, Taz will work across both businesses, supported by Michael the flooring specialist, Saloni the CurtainStudio design consultant, and Rob the part-time flooring specialist.
ands, Taz said their specialties were their exclusive brands – Rhino Carpets, Rhino EverCore hard floor, Malmo Carpets and Malmo Scandia hard floor.
“You can see a wide range when you come into our showroom,” Taz said.
“We also do premium quality rugs which are from Weave.”
Additionally, on the CurtainStudio side, customers can choose between ready-made curtains and blinds or opt for a custom-made option, which in some cases can be made in 10 business days.

Call in to see Taz and her team at Carpet Court and CurtainStudio Thames today. Photo: DAVIDDA HIKATANGATA

Though Taz said she was fairly new to the area after making the shift from Auckland, she was feeling like “more of a Thames person”, and said the community was helpful and welcoming.
“I’m loving it – I love the beauty of Thames and I love the culture of starting early and finishing early,” Taz said.
“Not sitting in the traffic – that’s a big deal.” Head in store to welcome Taz and the team, and see the great deals on offer for the month of June.
DETAILS: Open weekdays from 8.30am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 8.30am to 2pm. Visit and

-By Davidda Hikatangata