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.

 
Best Area Rug Retailer in America - AmericasMart Atlanta

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. 



  
Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year

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.



 
Small Business Awards

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.



2021 Readers' Choice Award (28 Years Running) - Herald Tribune

2022 Readers' Choice Award (28 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!"



Best of 2021

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.



SQR Local

2021 Best Of SRQ Local - SRQ Magazine

Winner of the 2021 Best of SRQ Local - Best Local Rug 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

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

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.

  


Better Business Bureau

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.