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Designers' Rug Center - Family Owned and Operated for 30 Years

Mar 24, 2022 11:05AM ● By Jessica Wagner

Photo Courtesy of Designers' Rug Center's Website

Designers' Rug Center, located on Tamiami Trail in Naples, is a family-owned and operated business that has successfully helped furnish Southwest Florida's floors for over 30 years.

Chris Smith, the owner of Designers' Rug Center, started out as a South African teacher and ended up running this successful, dedicated business.

 As Chris describes on his website, while he was studying to get his master's degree in foreign policy, he happened upon a man selling rugs in his local mall that had a depiction of the Russian invasion of Afghanistan on it - which was exactly what his thesis was on. "By the end of the conversation, the rug merchant offered Chris a job, right then and there. “I knew absolutely nothing about rugs or being in the rug business, so initially I turned him down,” he notes. “But then, I thought it over and decided to take him up on his offer.”

One year later, Chris was able to purchase a rug store in Tampa, but soon fell in love with Naples and decided to move shop.

"His Downtown Naples showroom stocks about 5,000 rugs in a wide variety of styles, from under $400 to custom oriental masterpieces valued at more than $100,000. Designers’ Rug Center also does wall-to-wall carpeting and can create a one-of-a-kind custom rug to almost any size and design requirements," states Designers' Rug Center's website.

Their website also helps you learn about rugs and has a "Cleaning and Care FAQ" section, as well. Whether you're unsure about which type of rug you want, or you know exactly what you desire, Chris and all of his dedicated employees will be glad to help!

For more information on all that Designers' Rug Center has to offer, check out their 
website or call 239-434-9584.