|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Cash|
|Neighbourhood |||Burnaby/New Westminster|
|Getting There |||112 or Sapperton Station|
|Cross Street |||Braid Street|
|Tues-Sun: 10AM- 7PM|
Profile Last Updated: May 14, 2009
A fine rug is like a fine wine. If it's made with quality, it improves with age, often by doing nothing more than lying around. The hard part is picking out that special rug from the dizzying variety available, not to mention working with your décor and budget. Global Rugs not only has the selection - from hand-knotted Persian and Afghan rugs to contemporary designs and machine-made reproductions - they also have the knowledge to guide customers to the right choice for their home and lifestyle.
Tradition and service
Global Rugs is a family-run business that has served the Lower Mainland since 1988. Their 6,000 square foot showroom in New Westminster's Sapperton neighbourhood displays a great selection of carpets to fit any taste. The finest carpets are handmade by artisans in Pakistan and Afghanistan, using techniques that have been handed down through generations and incorporating intricate, traditional designs inspired by architecture, nature, and history. However, there are also tribal rugs from Central Asia, geometric designs from Tibet and Nepal, and Aubusson-design carpets from China and India.
Care, repair and consultation
The store not only aims to make shopping enjoyable with a welcoming, no-sales-pressure environment, but also offers a full suite of services for carpet owners. These include appraisals, hand washing and cleaning advice, and repairs. On good-quality wool rugs, however, carpet cleaning should not be attempted, as wool contains lanolin, a natural protectant. In addition, Global Rugs' staff can provide in-home consultations and arrange for custom-designed rugs from their global network of suppliers.