Wisdom does not come with age but experience. Utah Rugs located in Salt Lake City encompasses both aspects making it a one of kind, top of the line, rug company. Founded in 1979 by brothers Jack and Edmond Simantob, Utah Rugs started off as the “House of Oriental Rugs,” a 750 square foot store in Salt Lake City. After just 4 years, its great reputation and excellent customer service catapulted the gallery to an expanded 4,000 square foot showroom; changing the name to the “Simantob Gallery.” Meanwhile, a wholesale division named Art Resources was created with offices in New Jersey and Los Angeles to supply other high end retailers throughout United States. After 32 years in the business, the name once again changed to the name it is today (Utah Rugs) and a newly expanded 11,000 square foot gallery was constructed at the present location.
What Makes Us Different
Utah Rugs is one of the longest running rug company’s today as well as the sole and direct retail representative of the prestigious area rug designer and wholesaler Art Resources; allowing customers to enjoy early access to new, innovative trends in designer rugs. Having one of the largest inventory (over 13,000 new, antique and vintage) of artisan quality, handmade rugs from traditional to transitional and contemporary design; Utah Rugs have sizes ranging from small bathroom mats to over-size carpets, rounds, ovals, squares or hallway runners. Another unique attribute is the company’s on site repair department headed by renowned master rug weaver “Hamid Bashir” with half a century of weaving and repair experience. We are the only Utah Rug company in Salt Lake City with a full in-house cleaning facility using environmentally non-toxic herbal shampoos, and a state of the art dusting and drying machinery. Utah Rugs is a member and major supporter of “Care & Fair” a non-profit organization dedicated to educating underprivileged children to combat child labor, as well as a member of the “Oriental Rug Retailer of America” (ORRA).
It’s true that wisdom does not come with age but experience and it is clear that Utah Rugs fits both categories. It is evident in the company’s longevity and constant growth that the “why” behind what they do and the reason to their success is their passion and love for their profession and expertise in rugs.