My Mission

I love to explain the usefulness of oriental rugs and Persian area rugs. After 47 years in the business it is still fun! I love to demonstrate the highest quality and craftsmanship of the rugs for sale in my showroom, some of which are hand-knotted by the women in the Afghanistan rug villages I often visit. I am an advocate for their livelihood as well as Brand Ambassador for Arzu Studio Hope, which improves the daily lives of these women and their children with meaningful services in their village. I am called the “go to source for designer area rugs and carpet”. I consult Interior Designers, assisting with their client’s color, pattern and durability needs. Read more info about me at the Rob Leahy page.

For Interior Designers:

My staff and I strive to select and show the world’s most stylish rugs. We are a designer showroom offering services to Interior Designers and their clients. Our selection is always current, offering many choices in subtle color shades popular with Interior Designers. We are able to make reproductions of antique designs in just the right size. Our customer service is exceptional, we even bring rugs that you may like out to your home, so that the colors can be seen in your light conditions. In the commercial area, we specialize in creating warm and welcoming customer contact areas for businesses.

Our two wholesale collections exclusively for Interior Designers and design showrooms are very popular. These two very well priced collections feature the artistry, lasting beauty and luxury of handknotted rugs.

Quality and customer service is our top priority!

Retail consumer customers have three stylish choices: hand-knotted wool rugs, hand-tufted wool rugs and broadloom carpet wall-to-wall or cut and shaped into area rugs to meet your needs. We also have the eco-friendly SmartStrand broadloom which is partially made from corn and also has a lower carbon footprint manufacturing process. My Fine Rugs of Charleston showroom has been in business since 2003.

This blog is part of my passion to educate and inform designers, consumers, students and other retailers, hoping to support them in more properly serving the needs of their market. I welcome your emails with comments and questions about Persian area rugs and broadloom carpets. Please give me a call at 843.577.3386 or email me at

Our door at my showroom Fine Rugs of Charleston is always open to you, please stop in next time you are in Charleston, SC.  Please visit my Showroom Directions page for contact info, directions and store hours.

Warm regards,
Rob Leahy