From The Tribune staff reports
LEEDS — A new rug store is now open at The Outlet Shops of Grand River, in Leeds.
The Rug Bug Design Showroom celebrated the opening of the store with the city of Leeds and the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce, on Friday, May 14, 2021.
Owners, Sam and Nadine Maalouf said their store brings high-quality rugs and furnishings to Grand River. The showroom sells in volume with all types of hand-knotted rugs.
“Our availability for rugs is virtually limitless with access to over 25,000 rugs from all over the world so we have much to offer even beyond what we have right here in our store,” said Sam Maalouf.
Each rug comes from a city and that city represents a certain design. There are Persian Nain, Isfahan, Qum, Mashad, Kashan, Hamadan, Tabriz, Sarouk, Gabbeh. Tribal rugs from Afghanistan, Pakistan and the borders of Iran.
One of the large Persian rugs on display in his store is a Persian Heriz Serapi rug that is 120 years old. It is orange and blue designed for the West market.
Rug sizes range from 1×1 to 16×27 in store and their warehouse has up to 27×37. Colors vary from the traditional rug colors to the more light, neutral colors and designs that are very popular right now.
Services include washing your rug, rug repair, rug accessories and rug rentals. The uses for quality rugs are endless. Rug furnishings include beautiful stools, ottoman, and pillow covers. Their rug pads are great because they protect your rug and floor from spills and pet stains.
The Rug Bug Design Showroom also offers rentals for special events.
The Maalouf’s previously sold rugs at Hanna Antiques Mall, in downtown Birmingham.
The Rug Bug Design is now located in Suite 310 at 6200 Grand River Boulevard East, Leeds, AL 35094. For more information about The Rug Bug Design, you can visit their Facebook Group www.Facebook.com/groups/therugbugdesign and Facebook page, The Rug Bug Design. You may also call them direct at 205.470.7777 or email email@example.com.