Rug Awards Presented at AmericasMart

The award winners

The award winners

ATLANTA–AmericasMart recognized the best in area rugs at the America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards event, which took place during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, which ended yesterday.

Selected by an independent panel of experts, the area rug winners were presented by AmericasMart at a gala at the Georgia Aquarium on Friday night, and included both handmade and machine-made categories, as well as one each in licensee and outdoor. They were:

Handhooked/handtufted $0-8+ per square foot: Amer Rugs
Handhooked/handtufted $8.01-$16: Surya
Handmade/Handknotted/flatweave $0-$30: Obeetee
Handmade/handknotted/flatweave $30.01-$50: F.J. Kashanian Rugs
Handmade/handknotted/flatweave $50.01-$100: Capa Imports
Handmade/handknotted/flatweave $100.01+: Anadol Rug Company
Machine made $0-$200: Oriental Weavers
Machine made $200.01-$400: Loloi Rugs
Machine made $400.01-$800: Marcella Fine Rugs
Machine made $800+: Nourison Industries
Licensee: Surya
Outdoor: Kaleen

AmericasMart also honored three retailers for overall excellence in sales, service and innovation: Hadinger Flooring, Avalon Carpet Tile & Flooring and Nebraska Furniture Mart.