Ask any past customer of The Flying Carpet why
they bought their rugs from us, and they'll tell you at
least one of several reasons:
We treat people fairly:
People tend to remember you when you treat them
fairly. They tend to remember you even better if they
feel as if they have been cheated. Not only do our
customers return for more rugs as their house changes,
but their children come to us when THEY need rugs.
We have honest prices:
One gimmick we NEVER use at our shop is the inflated
tag price. Our tag price is the fair price for the rug.
We don't mark it up and then offer a gimmicky "80 percent
off" sale. We believe in the intelligence of our
clientele and we don't insult them by expecting them to
fall for gimmicks.
We stand behind the rugs we sell:
We've been here for 75 years and have every intention
of being here 75 more. Rugs bought at "Going out of
business" sales, or from out-of-state merchants who truck
in rugs to a furniture store for a quick buck give their
customers what they ask for - potentially poor quality
merchandise and no recourse when problems arise.
We deal directly with the rug weavers for our new
rugs, and we expertly inspect and wash every old or
antique rug before placing it on our showroom floor. In
the rare event that a rug does not live up to
expectations, we are here to take the steps necessary to
make you happy.
"If you can't find it at The Flying Carpet you're
not looking right"
With over four thousand rugs actually in our showroom,
we have almost every color and style combination
imaginable. Being in the South does require us to limit
stocked designs to those that are more "traditional," so
you won't see the latest "decorator craze," but then
again, we don't want to sell rugs made to last a lifetime
if the colors or style will be undesirable in as little
as three years.
We have the expertise to locate the best rugs to go
with your color
We like our business and our customers:
We really know about Oriental rugs:
Many rug dealers simply capitalize upon their
"connections" to the Mideast and do not know the rich
history behind Oriental Rugs. Also, many salesman at rug
shops are commissioned sellers who are only trying to
make a sale. All of us at The Flying Carpet have studied
oriental rugs for years, and make it a point to keep that
education every-growing. We enjoy educating people about
oriental rugs and are always glad to dispel many of the
"myths" used by under informed dealers and
Because The Flying Carpet has been a fixture in
Florence for so many years, people come from all over the
nation to buy rugs from us, based upon word of mouth or
because their previous generations bought from us. We
have a reputation for dealing fairly with everyone and
for standing behind what we sell.