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Al­lan Rug Com­pany

ARC’S 1,200-square-me­tre show­room boasts a stag­ger­ing se­lec­tion of ver­sa­tile con­tem­po­rary floor­ing so­lu­tions, from car­pet tiles and area rugs to hard­wood, lam­i­nate and lux­ury vinyl. Find in­no­va­tive prod­ucts from cus­tom and hand­made rugs to ex­tra-wide hard­wood planks, as well as Cork­wood from Toronto-based Torlys, which of­fers the look of wood, the dura­bil­ity of lam­i­nate and the com­fort of cork. Hunter Dou­glas win­dow cov­er­ings and area rugs by Kate Spade and Mis­soni com­plete the look. 103 MI­RANDA AVE 416 639 2545 ALLANRUG.COM

Amala Car­pets

Amala’s house-de­signed artisanal rugs made with veg­etable-based dyes in Nepalese wool

and Thai silk pop against the strik­ing back­drop of this white­washed in­dus­trial show­room. The six-gen­er­a­tion fam­ily busi­ness works di­rectly with the crafts­peo­ple who har­vest and weave its cre­ations us­ing so­cially and eco­log­i­cally sus­tain­able meth­ods. Zee Silk makes for an en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly car­pet with shim­mer­ing hand-reeled silk fi­bres, while the hand-trimmed Hi­malayan sheep’s-wool rugs are ex­quis­ite. 990 ROSELAWN AVE 416 482 0998 AMALACARPETS.COM

Do­min­ion Rug & Home

This one-stop shop for fash­ion­able floor­ing of­fers over 20,000 prod­ucts, from broad­loom and area rugs to en­gi­neered hard­wood, cork and lux­ury vinyl, and an in-house team to fash­ion rugs or run­ners to or­der. The car­pet gallery fea­tures hand-knot­ted Ti­betan rugs from Tufenkian Ar­ti­san Car­pets, whose sta­ble of de­sign­ers in­cludes Bar­bara Barry, Kevin Walz and Laura Ki­rar. For the per­fect ad­di­tion to your li­brary, con­sider Ralph Lau­ren’s chevron-pat­terned rug. 52 SAMOR RD 416 485 9488 DOMINIONRUG.COM

Im­pe­rial Car­pet & Home

New mer­chan­dise ar­rives monthly at this 9,300square-me­tre show­room filled with hand-knot­ted and hand­made tra­di­tional, tran­si­tional and con­tem­po­rary rugs from around the world. Hung from slid­ing tracks for full-length view­ing, IC&H’S vast in­ven­tory is di­vided by style, size and price. Ele­gant wall-to-wall car­pet­ing and stair run­ners from Stan­ton, Antrim and Mil­liken are on hand, while con­tem­po­rary tastes may grav­i­tate to ab­stract pat­terns in wool and silk. 1177 CALE­DO­NIA RD 416 783 8838 IMPERIALCARPETANDHOME.COM

Jan Kath

A me­chanic’s shop may seem like a strange home for a Ger­man man­u­fac­turer’s sub­lime rugs and car­pets, but the stu­dio’s abode is more than suitable for its fi­brous mas­ter­pieces. A stone’s throw from the AGO, the art gallery–like space boasts large garage doors that open the bou­tique to its sur­round­ings. In­side are Jan Kath’s dig­i­tized cre­ations – pho­to­re­al­is­tic gal­ax­ies and high­way bill­boards, par­tially “erased” Ira­nian Bid­jars – all hand-knot­ted, hand­wo­ven and tufted in ar­ti­san com­mu­ni­ties around the world. 190 MCCAUL ST 416 604 9444 JAN-KATH.COM

JMD Rugs & Car­pets

There are more than 5,000 ready-to-roll rugs in both mod­ern and tra­di­tional styles dis­played in JMD’S front room, in­clud­ing a gen­er­ous col­lec­tion of hand-knot­ted wool and silk pieces made in Afghanistan, Iran, In­dia and Pak­istan. Those with an ap­petite for the con­tem­po­rary can find wool hand­loom in an as­sort­ment of flavours; the Hand­made col­lec­tion com­prises area rugs that range from tra­di­tional pat­terns up­dated with daz­zling colours to mod­ern graph­ics with ex­pres­sion­is­tic flair. 900 CALE­DO­NIA RD, UNIT #2 416 792 3064 JMDRUGSANDCARPETS.COM


In­side their sweet lit­tle shop, Miriam Zit­tell and John Honey­man share their love of Mo­roc­can rugs: the tex­tures and eye-pop­ping colours of their hand-knot­ted bouch­er­ouites will com­plete any boho-mod­ern liv­ing space. More un­der­stated are the muted tones and sim­ple pat­terns of Mau­ri­ta­nian Tuareg mats, hand­crafted in the west­ern Sa­hara from palm­wood and leather, and suitable for in­door or out­door use. 1090 COL­LEGE ST 416 580 7122 MEL­LAH.CA

Turco Per­sian Rug Co.

Spe­cial­iz­ing in dec­o­ra­tive hand­wo­ven rugs of all stripes is a 110-year-old fam­ily-owned gallery that spot­lights fine an­tique Tabriz and Qum car­pets along­side 16th-cen­tury Eu­ro­pean ta­pes­tries. A stun­ning vin­tage Per­sian rug dat­ing all the way back to 1875 is a high­light, while newer pieces from Nepal, Per­sia and In­dia fill out the show­room. Styles range from tra­di­tional or­nate pat­terns to min­i­mal monochro­matic op­tions, mean­ing there’s sure to be a rug here for all tastes. 452 RICH­MOND ST E 416 366 0707 TURCOPERSIAN.COM

W Stu­dio

Two sig­na­ture col­lec­tions stand out among the ex­pres­sive con­tem­po­rary rugs found here: W Dream – pop­u­lar with con­tract clients – uses ex­clu­sive tech­nol­ogy to recre­ate pho­to­re­al­is­tic im­ages on stun­ning floor- and wall­cov­er­ings, while W Ar­ti­san’s looks range from tra­di­tional to edgy-mod to suit any space. Such na­ture-in­spired de­signs as snake­skin and agate add sub­tle tex­ture and warmth. These hand­wo­ven, all-nat­u­ral car­pets are de­signed in house, or in ex­clu­sive col­lab­o­ra­tions. 1330 CASTLEFIELD AVE, BLDG C, UNIT #C2 416 929 9290 WSTUDIO.CA

Weavers Art

WA’S flag­ship show­room boasts an im­pres­sive col­lec­tion of fine hand-knot­ted, nat­u­ral-fi­bre area rugs in silk and wool blends. Its premier Sig­na­ture col­lec­tion of­fers a broad range of styles that will en­hance the glam­our and prac­ti­cal­ity of any in­te­rior space, and fea­tures earthy colour pal­ettes well-suited to mod­ern, con­tem­po­rary or tran­si­tional spa­ces. The In­ter­sect wool rug has hints of shim­mer­ing silk per­fectly placed to cre­ate the il­lu­sion of con­verg­ing lines. 1400 CASTLEFIELD AVE 416 929 7929 (ALSO: 255 BASS PRO MILLS DR, VAUGHAN 905 660 7929) WEAVERSART.COM

Weavers Plus

Jon Ceh brings 34 years of ex­pe­ri­ence to the rug busi­ness, of­fer­ing con­tem­po­rary car­pets in count­less colours, pat­terns and sizes – not to men­tion the tra­di­tional weaves of Tur­key, Nepal and In­dia. Authen­tic flat-weave kil­ims and tribal rugs from Iran cater to home­own­ers with a taste for the ex­otic. In ad­di­tion to ori­en­tal de­signs in rich, moody tones, you’ll find bold, mod­ern geo­met­ric pat­terns, as well as over­sized flo­rals that are crisp, graphic and de­cid­edly un-frilly. 950 DUPONT ST 416 861 1480 WEAVERSPLUS.CA


Rich tex­tures and fresh con­tem­po­rary pat­terns fill this show­room re­served for high-qual­ity fab­rics, wall­pa­per and rugs. Hand-stitched, flat-weave wool car­pets from the African Mud­cloth Col­lec­tion are avail­able in a va­ri­ety of sizes and colours, plus sta­ple pieces from Maresca Tex­tiles, Peter Dun­ham Tex­tiles and Kate Loudoun Shand – not to men­tion Juju Pa­pers’ charm­ing hand-printed wall cov­er­ings and taste­ful fab­rics from Clay Mclau­rin Stu­dio. 247 DAVEN­PORT RD, STE #301 416 968 7700 APPT REC YCOCARPET.COM

More rugs & car­pet­ing: Are & Be, Av­enue Road, Cam­bie De­sign, De­sign­ers Walk, Elte, Elte MKT, Fiber & Cloth, In­dus­trial Storm, John Paul & Co., Kiosk, Memo and Quasi Modo.

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