Whether you’re looking for a modern hallway runner or a vintage Moroccan, these Toronto shops have you (and your floor) covered
Few home items have as much resting on them (literally) as the rug. These multi-talented textiles have to withstand constant stomping, resist slipping and cradle furniture without falling apart. And whether they’re adding a pop of colour to a room or toning down its colour palette, these vital interior elements are not to be underestimated. It’s no wonder, then, that craftsmanship is paramount. Be it hand-knotted or machine-made, traditional or contemporary, these Toronto stores will help you find the right rug to tie your whole room together.
Atelier Nomade sources vintage and antique handmade Morrocan rugs, with an eye for long-lasting products with low environmental impact. Various Moroccan-inspired pieces, such as poufs and light fixtures, are also sold here so customers can create a tailored and cohesive look.
In-store and online, shopping rugs at West Elm makes for a unique experience with its inventory being categorized by material, style, room and more. Its inventory is expansive, with indoor and outdoor designs in just about any style you can imagine.
A collection of bold, colourful and high-quality rugs live at Bonne Choice, an Etobicoke showroom of vintage and modern furniture acquired from across the globe. From moody modern runners to eccentric Turkish area rugs, this showroom is a destination for anyone seeking a statement-making floor covering.
While on a sabbatical in Marrakesh in 2016, Mellah’s owners Miriam and John developed an adoration for the textiles and artisanal works of Morocco. Upon their return to Toronto, they opened their own store, Mellah, where they now share their collection of vintage and modern Moroccan rugs with us locals.
Allan Rug Company does carpet and flooring for any type of space, from residential to commercial. The Uptown retailer’s M.O. is traditional Persian rugs with a modern flair, though custom pieces are also available. Its broadloom and sisal (made from natural fabric) carpets can be installed in a jiffy, while its generous selection of shags and hides will bring character to any space.
Kiosk Toronto is an architectural tour de force located in the city’s King East design district. Beyond seating, lighting and outdoor furniture, the showroom is a source for top-tier designer rugs from familiar brands like B&B Italia, Poltrona Frau and GAN.
Amala Carpets was founded by the Shrestha family. With a foundation of six generations of wool producers and handmade carpet manufacturers, the Shrestha family has an established connection with every aspect of the rug design and crafting process. This is a destination for truly unique floor coverings that you won’t find anywhere else.
Founded in 1988, Creative Matters takes an ethics-first approach to floor and wall covering. Their high production standards – from fair labour to environment protection to quality – make them an excellent choice for larger projects, too. Seeking an heirloom-quality custom rug? Pay a visit to the brand’s studio in The Junction.
North of the city, in Woodbridge, Taj Rugs offers a large selection of one-of-a-kind hand-knotted and exclusive power loom floor coverings. This long-time family-owned business has been working directly with local manufacturers from over nine countries to bring Torontonians the latest rug designs and trends while cutting out the middleman.
Mkt’s showroom in Toronto caters to a modern clientele with an ever-changing inventory of urbane furnishings not to mention a strong selection of vintage Kilim and colourful silk area rugs available in different sizes and colours.
Find a large selection of GAN rugs at Quasi Modo Modern Home, Toronto’s Queen West showroom with a knack for supplying luxury and elegant home furniture. From geometric runners in rustic shades to textured area rugs in muted pallets, there is a variety of style combinations available that will meet whatever your heart desires.
Weavers Plus owner Jon Ceh brings decades of experience to the business, offering contemporary carpets and traditional weaves from Turkey, Nepal and India. Authentic flatweave Kilims and tribal rugs from Iran cater to homeowners with a taste for the exotic.
With more than thirty years in the business, Kasra Rugs has established itself as a trusted and reliable source of beautiful and unique floor coverings. This Richmond Hill retailer offers an extensive variety of pieces across the categories of traditional, modern and transitional. Beyond its unique inventory, Kasra also provides comprehensive services including cleaning, repairs, and appraisals to restore the beauty and value of your treasured pieces.