We are consistently recognized as a leader in today's area rug industry and have received numerous honors and recognition from industry peers and independent agencies for our outstanding customer service, unmatched product selection, and unbeatable prices.
Voted Best Rug Store in America - AmericasMart & ORIA
In a format modeled after the film industry's Academy Awards, Rugs As Art, Inc. has been awarded Best Area Rug Retailer in America by AmericasMart and the Oriental Rug Importers Association (ORIA). This top honor signifies that we are considered one of America's top rug retailers by industry peers and we are even more proud to have received this recognition three times.
Small Business of the Year - Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
Rugs As Art, Inc. is a proud recipient of the The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year award, not once, but twice! Honoring locally owned business who focus on honesty, integrity and service, this is Sarasota's most prestigious business award.
Insignia Award for Best Customer Service - Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce presented Rugs As Art, Inc. with the Insignia Award for Best Customer Service. The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce presents the Insignia Award to a company or organization in recognition of its quality service and commitment to the community under The Chamber’s Code of Ethics.
Retail Business of the Year - Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
Rugs As Art, Inc. was honored by the The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and named 2018 Retail Business of the Year. The award is presented to the retail business in Sarasota that best upholds The Chamber's standards of honesty, integrity, innovation and community service.
2022 Readers' Choice Award (29 Years Running) - Herald Tribune
For the past 29 years, the Herald Tribune, a New York Times affiliate, has awarded our company the honor of being named "Best Rug Store" in its annual Reader's Choice Awards. This year, we took the honor in Sarasota, Manatee and Venice!"
2022 Best Of Sarasota - Sarasota Magazine
Every year, Sarasota Magazine asks locals to help choose what they love most about Sarasota. In 2022, Sarasota responded in record numbers and voted Rugs As Art, Inc. "Best Rug Store" in Sarasota.
2023 Best Of SRQ Local - SRQ Magazine
Platinum Winner of the 2023 Best of SRQ Local - Best Flooring Store! We love this little blurb from SRQ Magazine: "Rugs As Art floored our readers with a two hundred-point lead" over the runner up. Thank you so much to all who casted a vote for us!
2020 Platinum 100 Retailers (14 Years Running) - Sarasota Magazine
Sarasota Magazine's “Platinum 100” is a comprehensive listing of Sarasota’s top luxury retailers. The list is limited to the top 100 retailers who meet the judges' criteria for a truly outstanding shopping experience. To make the cut, "each store is vetted, both for its product line and the shopping experience itself, from the environment to the sales staff and service ethic," states Sarasota Magazine.
Honor Roll Member and "A" Rating on Angie's List
Angie’s List, the website allowing members to post and access reviews of businesses they patronize, has awarded us an "A" based on actual reviews by our customers. We are proud to announce that we have also been awarded a coveted spot on the "Angie's List" Honor Roll. Less than two percent of merchants qualify for this honor, which awards businesses that take customer service to the next level.
Rated "A+" by the Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau has awarded Rugs As Art, Inc. the highest (A+) rating possible. The rating takes into account many factors such as customer service and satisfaction.
|2016-2020||Best Place to Buy a Rug - Sarasota Magazine|
|2015-2020||Best Place to Buy a Floor Covering - Sarasota Magazine|
|2014-2020||Platinum 100 Retailers - Sarasota Magazine|
|2015||National Retail Star (Top 50 US Retailer) by Home Accents Today|
|2014||Best Place to Buy a Floor Covering - Sarasota Magazine|
|2014||Sarasota VIP Business Award - Sarasota Magazine|
|2013||Salute to Business "Investing In The Future" Award - Sarasota Chamber of Commerce|
|2013||National Area Rug Retailer of the Year Finalist - AmericasMart/Atlanta and Oriental Rug Importers Association|
|2012||Platinum 100 Retailers - Sarasota Magazine|
|2011||Platinum 100 Retailers - Sarasota Magazine|
|2011||Editor's Best of the Best - Sarasota Magazine|
|2010||Platinum 100 Retailers - Sarasota Magazine|
|2009||National Best in Show - Home Accents Today Magazine|
|2009||Best of Business - Small Business Commerce Association|
|2009||Platinum 100 Retailers - Sarasota Magazine|
|2008||National Creative Selling Award - Finalist - AmericasMart Atlanta|
|2008||National Top 50 Retail Stars Award - Home Accent Today Magazine|
|2006||National Area Rug Retailer of the Year - AmericasMart Atlanta|
|2005||National Area Rug Retailer of the Year Finalist- AmericasMart Atlanta|
|2004||National Area Rug Retailer of the Year Finalist - AmericasMart Atlanta|
|2002||Franklin Berlin Small Business of the Year - Sarasota Chamber of Commerce|
|2001||National Area Rug Retailer of the Year Finalist - AmericasMart Atlanta|
|2000||National Area Rug Retailer of the Decade - Rug News Magazine, New York|
|1999||National Area Rug Retailer of the Year Finalist - AmericasMart Atlanta|
|1998||National Area Rug Retailer of the Year Finalist - AmericasMart Atlanta|
|1998||Most Knowledgeable Rug Buyer of 1997 - Rug News Magazine, New York|
|1998||Franklin Berlin Small Business of the Year Finalist- Sarasota Chamber of Commerce|
|1997||Franklin Berlin Small Business of the Year Finalist - Sarasota Chamber of Commerce|
|1997||Majon’s Web Select Seal of Excellence - Featured in Wall Street Journal. Award honors attainment of customer satisfaction and business excellence.|
|1996||Rug Merchant of the Year - Home Furnishings Network Magazine|
|1996||Who’s Who - Business Leaders of America Inductee - Cambridge Institute, New York|
|1996||Gold Service Award from The Public Eye. Presented to Internet vendor who demonstrates the highest level of customer service.|
|1996||National Area Rug Retailer of the Year - AmericasMart Atlanta|
|1995||National Area Rug Retailer of the Year Finalist - AmericasMart Atlanta|
|1995||Franklin Berlin Small Business of the Year Finalist- Sarasota Chamber of Commerce|
|In addition to the foregoing, for over 30 years, Rugs As Art, Inc. has been recognized by national rug trade publications, such as Rug News Magazine, Floor Covering Weekly, Oriental Rug Magazine and Decorative Home, for contributions to growth and promotion of the rug industry. Rugs As Art proudly serves the west coast of Florida, including Sarasota, Bradenton, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Port Charlotte, Naples and Fort Myers.|