We are all familiar with Aladdin’s magic flying carpet that possessed amazing airborne powers. But carpets, in the real world, also have a certain (more mundane) magic, and possess the power to add life to a room. “A carpet can add warmth and colour to a home,” says Gauhar Aslam, Managing Director of Carpet-Inn, a store specializing in Persian, Oriental and contemporary hand knotted carpets, rugs, and kilims.
Conveniently located on Jalan Ampang next to Hock Choon Supermarket, Carpet-Inn is a veritable treasure trove of Oriental carpets with handmade pieces in a huge variety of colors, sizes, and design styles including floral, geometric, traditional and contemporary. “We source our rugs from different locations throughout Asia, from Turkey all the way to Pakistan. We have a vast network of suppliers who provide us with the finest products in terms of their quality, design, color combination and workmanship,” Gauhar comments.
Every carpet in Carpet-Inn is a work of art, handmade by tribal weavers and artisans.
“Every item in our store is handmade. When you look at the carpet, you should be able to see imperfections. Then you know it’s handmade and not done by a machine,” explains Gauhar, who is originally from Pakistan and comes from a long line of carpet experts and retailers.
Besides the high quality and variety of designs of its carpets, Carpet-Inn distinguishes itself from other carpet stores by its reasonable and affordable prices, superior customer service (including washing, spot cleaning and removal, vacuuming and brushing and restoration), and the wide array of incredible, authentic furniture and other accessories that it offers.
Another differentiating factor is that Carpet-Inn is actually involved in designing and custom manufacturing of contemporary carpets, hand woven and hand tufted in wool and silk.
Carpet-Inn has been around in Malaysia since 1994, and has established itself as a trusted name in Oriental rug manufacturing, export, wholesale and retail. A large percentage of the store’s clientele is expats, who will all testify to the quality of the products and services that Carpet-Inn provides.
One satisfied expat customer commented, “The carpet that we bought from Carpet-Inn has become a showpiece in our house here and we will definitely take it with us when we go back to our home country. Also, we have used Carpet-Inn’s cleaning services, and were highly pleased with the results.”
When it comes to carpets, Carpet-Inn covers all aspects of the business. Visit their store, look around, and learn how carpets can add magic to your home.
G-26, Grd Floor, KL i-Design Centre
237-241, Jalan Ampang
50450, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03.2145 6786
Email: [email protected]
Source: The Expat August 2011
This article has been edited for ExpatGomalaysia.com
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