A Thief Steals Rug Doctor!

Is there a doctor in the house?! Is there a doctor in the house?!…particularly one that specializes in rugs? Another rug bandit has struck again but this time, he’s taken the rug doctor! (cue old school Batman suspense music). Willie Smith (no relation to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s Will Smith) was arrested on Monday in San Bernadino  on suspicion of stealing $13,000 worth of  Rug Doctor machines.  Smith would rent the Rug Doctor machines and then sell them on Craigslist to buyers who were unaware they were stolen merchandise. His devious plan began to come undone when a customer called up the Rug Doctor company to inquire information about  repairing the machine (you’d think a doctor would already know how to repair itself). Smith was arrested at the 6900 block of Conejo Drive in San Bernardino, and was booked into West Valley Detention Center  in Rancho Cucanmonga on suspicion of burglary and grand theft. No actual doctors were hurt in the event.




Stanley “P”: The Apologetic Sari Silk Rug

Utah Rugs recently conducted an interview with the Sari Silk, Rug Love Of The Day (#RLOTD) contestant Stanley “P”; in order to catch up on how he was doing and to see how he felt about being in the running for the Rug Love Of The Day award. This is what was recorded during the interview. 

[Stanley timidly enters from the right of the screen, taking cautious steps not to disrupt or break any of the equipment on set. While talking to a staff member off set, in a soft empathetic voice he says]

“I’m really sorry about that lamp Peter, whatever I can do to fix it or help please let me know. It’s like that thing came out of nowhere…kinda…sorta…right?”

[slowly turning toward the camera he see’s the little red dot is on and with an embarrassed face begins to whisper]

“Are we rolling right now?…we are? Oh my goodness I’m so sorry.

[as soon as he let those words slip out of his mouth, a deep frustration engendered on his face that made it evident he was very upset at himself for his choice of words. He has a seat and begins]

Hi, I’m Stanley “P” but most people call me Pickles…

[pauses for a moment, looking down at the grown while softly biting his cheek ]

“…even though my last name is PICKLER I’m the joke of the Rug Community all because of an incident with a jar of pickles one Thanksgiving. Silly ole’me trying to impress a female rug I had thread-fully fancied for some time now, I ended up making a complete mess of it…literally.  Trying to be the “Fruit of the Loom” I of course end up being the FOOL of the loom.

[looks away from the camera shaking his head]

I’ve tried to fit in; I even went to see a doctor. He diagnosed that my knots were in a bunch due to life related stress and gave me a prescription to go see Dr. Weaver for re-thread therapy…I’m clumsy not crazy Doc geesh.

[pauses in a deep thought]

The truth is I know what my problem is. Being a Sari Silk I have a constant tendency to apologize and say “I’m sorry” for things that aren’t even my fault. Sure I have some mishaps here and there, but what rug doesn’t? Show me a rug who has never made a mistake and I’ll show you a failure. I truly believe it is our individual imperfect threading that makes each rug unique and standout while fitting in at the same time. So I guess what I’m getting at is, may be the reason why I’m so apologetic is because, yes, at times I’m clumsy. But may be the reason I’m so clumsy is because I’ve been afraid to be myself in regards for others feelings; constantly not allowing my threads to shine and numbing and dumbing myself down in order to make others around me feel more comfortable. And in doing so…I’ve completely jeopardized my own comfortableness, and personality.

[looks directly into the camera]

So as far as being nominated as a contender for the Rug Love Of The Day award, I’m thrilled about it. My name is Stanley “P” and for once in my life I’m sorry…that I’m not sorry.

[camera pans out, he exits screen until he’s no longer in camera frame. All of a sudden a loud sound of pots, pans and other things crashing off screen occur, followed by a familiar voice]



Rug #31905

Rug Love of The Day (#RLOTD):

Today’s Rug Love Of The Day goes to this modern Tibetan weave area rug,  composed of wool texture, originating from India. Its design as well as colors produce a clean and desirable  feel that could distinguish a room. The pairing of the colors blend very well together making this a perfect piece for any high energy or moderate styled interior. For more information on this uniquely handcrafted area rug, head to Utah Rugs  where we have some of the finest rugs in Salt Lake City and enter the ID number 33036 in the search bar. Do it for the love of the rug!

Tibetan Weave 33036

Rug Love of The Day (#RLOTD):

Today’s Rug Love Of The Day goes to this traditional, hand knotted, wool erased Kashan rug with origins from India. The erased look has become a popular fad within the rug industry. Traditional area rugs are mixed with new innovate styles of treatment to give the rug a certain modern day artistic uniqueness.  Because of its fusion of traditional threading and design mixed with modern-styled treatment, this handmade rug is very versatile and can easily blend in with both a traditional and contemporary designed atmosphere. Just remember, however you decide to  decorate or use it, do it for the love of the rug! To view or purchase this area rug head to Utah Rugs and type the ID number 31915 in the search bar.

Traditonal Erased

Transitional Rugs: Where Traditional Meets Contemporary

This industry isn’t big enough for the both of them, or so was the thought a few years ago. Now with the sudden shift in taste, we have seen an increase of intrigue for the blending of two worlds: both traditional and contemporary rugs. These two styles of rugs combined are known as Transitional Rugs. The clash of these two genres make for an eclectic, electrifying and versatile rug that can appeal to every and anyone due to its interwoven patterns of traditional and contemporary styles. Transitional rugs are the type of rugs that can go anywhere to compliment any room, theme and/or color variation. Like most rugs they come in a variety of style, material, size and design. By combining the best from both worlds (old and new) it creates an exciting design that radiates personality, charisma and life! (cue Dr. Waldman’s “IT’S ALIVE!” voice from the movie Frankenstein)

 Transitional Rugs Where Traditional Meets Contemporary (BP)