Why choose Istanbul Rug


Every Rug is Hand Made and Hand Knotted

 

The Largest Selection in East Bay and Marin County

Four Generations of impeccable customer service.

Pure Luxury


No Child Labor Guarantee

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Berkeley Showroom

Phone: 510-848-9999

Fax:     510-848-9997

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San Rafael Showroom

Phone: 628-253-5454

Fax: 628-253-5476

info@istanbulrug.com

 

1551 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703  |  1504 4th street, San Rafael, CA 94901

 

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About Us

Istanbul Rug was founded in the year 2000 in Northern California (Bay Area) with a mission to give its customers the highest quality, largest selection and best value available in Classic, Transitional, Contemporary, Persian, Tribal and Antique rugs.  

 

Its success has been established from working with clients and designers from all over the world and forming long lasting relationships backed by the highest quality of handmade rugs and customer service.  Recently moving from San Francisco, Istanbul Rug's showroom is now located across the Bay Bridge in a new location in Berkeley.

 

Over the years, Istanbul Rug has gained a reputation as San Francisco’s finest  rug distributor.  Whether you are purchasing an Oriental, Modern or French design rug as an investment or for enjoyment; it is important that you are familiar with the different designs and materials used in construction and weaving.

 

Istanbul Rug is one of the largest and most trusted rug designer, manufacturer and distributor in San Francisco. Our knowledgeable and experienced design staff are pleased to help educate and inform you on selecting the right decorative handwoven area rug for your design setting.  Carpet and textile can be two of the most important elements in our homes as our existence is immersed within them, allowing them to influence how we feel both emotionally and physically.

 

Istanbul Rug was established based on the core expectation of going beyond the conventional carpet or rug shop. We strive to create a memorable experience everytime you visit our showroom.

 

At Istanbul Rug we understand that the success of every single project depends on a solid partnerships between designer, architect and Istanbul Rug.

Our design team creates timeless style paired with optimum functionality with an emphasis on innovative design, texture and color.

 

Handcrafted Works of Art

Our handcrafted rugs are meticulously woven with premium materials to ensure lifetime durability, a high resale value and trade-in-ability.  Our rugs have the aesthetic features to be the center piece of any design environment while also enhancing and organzing the room and furniture within it.  The sheer quality and lasting beauty of each piece will allow you to pass down your rug for generations, allowing it to become your family's next hierloom or a valuable collector's piece.

 

Construction and Design

Only the world’s finest wool meet Istanbul Rug's standard.  Sheep must be sheared at a certain age and season to ensure the highest quality of wool.  The long shoulder wool from high altitude sheep give the rug excellent strength, stain resistance, luster, softness and durability found in all our rugs.  Once the wool is sheared, washed and spun; the strands are dyed.

Handwoven

The weaving of a rug is a long and arduous task, each rug calls for weavers to tie thousands endless knots.  A standard eight by ten foot rug can consist of over 1 million hand tied knots.  The two primary types of knots used today are Persian (Iran) and Turkish knots (Pakistan, India, China, Afghanistan, Nepal and Tibet).

Testimonial

Esref helped us find two gorgeous rugs for our apartment. He and his son are helpful and welcoming, not pushy at all. They also know a lot about rugs, not only the quality, but also the patterns and traditions. Go visit them, you'll get stylish, high quality pieces, without losing your shirt. 

Geeta G                                      6/16/2014

San Francisco

I saw an ad in the SF Chronicle for this business and decided to check it out since I wanted to buy some rugs for my living room and hallway. The selection was outstanding, with rugs of various sizes, composition (cotton/wool, wool/wool, etc.), and style, ranging from traditional to modern. The staff is very helpful, and they laid out dozens of rugs for me so I could actually see each one on the floor fully. The pricing is very reasonable for the quality of the rugs. I ended up buying three rugs. They are currently having a sale as they are soon moving to a new location. You can sign up to be notified of specials and sales, which I have done. ​

Robert M                                      05/05/2013

San Frnacisco CA 

We mistakenly stopped into Istanbul rugs while looking for another place that was recommended to us. What a wonderful accident it was. Istanbul rugs, Esref and his staff are fantastic!!
We were looking for two rugs. Esref and his staff were incredibly helpful. They laid out dozens and dozens of rugs for us to see before we found the two rugs that were perfect for us. And at the end, they gave us a great price for the two of them. I highly recommend Istanbul rugs. What a great experience!! 

Jonathan                                       08/09/2013

San Frnacisco CA 

These guys, and their rugs, are absolutely amazing. We purchased 3 rugs for our apartment from here in one visit, and we are wowed by them everyday. Selection of rugs here is massive, the pricing very reasonable (comparing the cost of these to those mass produced rugs at crate and barrel or elsewhere and hard to imagine why anyone would buy the latter). By chance, I had visited and purchased a rug from their sister store in Istanbul a few years back - surprisingly, pricing and selection in SF are better. Also, these guys are a pleasure to work with, warm and hilarious, and they delivered rugs to our home and put in the rubber mats to keep them in place. They will be there for a long time. ​

Lily L.                                              01/22/2013

San Frnacisco CA 

These guys, and their rugs, are absolutely amazing. We purchased 3 rugs for our apartment from here in one visit, and we are wowed by them everyday. Selection of rugs here is massive, the pricing very reasonable (comparing the cost of these to those mass produced rugs at crate and barrel or elsewhere and hard to imagine why anyone would buy the latter). By chance, I had visited and purchased a rug from their sister store in Istanbul a few years back - surprisingly, pricing and selection in SF are better. Also, these guys are a pleasure to work with, warm and hilarious, and they delivered rugs to our home and put in the rubber mats to keep them in place. They will be there for a long time. ​

Seth A.                                            01/28/2014

San Frnacisco CA 

Istanbul Rugs is a wonderful place to view rugs. We had been searching for th right type of rugs for our eclectic home. We had older traditional Persian carpets and were in the market for rugs with a more contemporary feel. Gaba type Pakistani rugs fit the bill.

Lobsang greeted us and made us feel very welcome. He seemed to intuit what we wanted. He came to our home with several choices even though we thought we were in the market for just one rug. His selections were so good that wound up buying four. He came , on time, to our home several times as if we were his only customrers and was extremely patient with us until we were satisfied. We never felt any pressure to buy from him as his manner is very gracious.

We were very happy with our new rugs and with Lobsang's generosity of sprit. The rugs are a delightiful culmination of an extended remodeling phase.

Philip G                                        10/30/2012

San Frnacisco CA 

Although this location is moving to Berkeley, there is still a large selection of beautiful, high-quality rugs. My husband and I worked with Augie (sorry if mis-spelled) and he was excellent! He spent an incredible amount of time with us to help us find the perfect rug for our home, including discussing which size and colors would work best. He was very patient and mediated professionally when my husband and I disagreed on size. It was great to get his advice. He layed multiple rugs out onto the floor so we could see them and the difference in sizes.

They are willing to deliver multiple pieces to your home as well if you have a hard time choosing in the store. Service is top-notch! I've already recommending this store to multiple people. I felt like I got a beautiful rug that we will cherish for a very good price. Particularly now since they are moving locations, they are willing to negotiate. Anyone in the market for a rug, should make this their first stop!! We will definitely use them again. Thanks Augie for everything!! 

Kim D                                        01/13/2013

Novato, CA