About Us

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In 1979 brothers Jack and Edmond Simantob started “House of Oriental Rugs” from a 750 square foot store in Salt Lake City. Four years later, their great reputation and excellent customer service catapulted the gallery to an expanded 4000 square foot showroom and a change of name to “Simantov Gallery”. Meanwhile a wholesale division named Art Resources was created with offices in New Jersey and Los Angeles to supply other high end retailers throughout United States.

In 2012 after 32 years in business the name once again was changed to Utah Rugs and a newly expanded 11,000 square feet gallery was constructed at the present location. The following are qualities and attributes that are bound to set Utah Rugs apart from all other competition.

  • Utah’s longest running rug company.
  •  Utah Rugs is the sole and direct retail representative of the prestigious, area rug designer and wholesaler “Art Resources“ which allows customers to enjoy early access to new, innovative trends in designer rugs.
  • Largest inventory (over 13,000 new, antique and vintage) of artisan quality, handmade rugs from traditional to transitional and contemporary design with sizes ranging from small bathroom mats to over-size carpets, rounds, ovals, squares or hallway runners.
  • On site repair department headed by renowned master rug weaver “Hamid Bashir” with half a century of weaving and repair experience.
  • The only Utah rug company with a full in house cleaning facility using environmentally non-toxic herbal shampoos, and a state of the art dusting and drying machinery.
  • Member and major supporter of the non profit organization “Care&Fair”, dedicated to educating underprivileged children to combat child labor. Member of the “Oriental Rug Retailers of America” (ORRA).
  • Member of the “Oriental Rug Importer Association” (ORIA). Member of the “Better Business Bureau” (BBB).