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Friday, March 22, 2024 - 8:31am
Looking Back: Mafi Rugs interview with RugNews in 2008

As we celebrate 30 years of Mafi Rugs, we're looking back at some highlights and milestones over the years.

This one is a re-posting of an interview Lissa Wyman of did with Cyrus Mafi on January 5th of 2008. It covers how Mafi Rugs (at that time, "Medallion Imports") navigated retail business realities of 2008 by focusing on service, focusing on the customer instead of price, and focusing on presentation.

In Lissa's own words, "the message is very, very clear... and it's simple: service, service, and service!"

Other posts from our blog

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Tips for Layering Area Rugs on Top of Sisal Rugs: A Guide for Interior Designers
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Frequently Asked Questions

What Type of Area Rug Designs Do You Offer?

We have amazing area rug designs that will meet all of your needs. Whether you want it placed under the dining table or coffee table, are focused on geometric patterns or traditional patterns, we can help you choose a cool designs area rug perfect for your space.

Do You Offer Living Room Rugs?

You can choose any area rug that meets your needs, whether it's for a bedroom or living room. With a creative designs area rug, you may enjoy your space and feel the warmth it provides.

What Type of Custom Area Rug Designs Work Well for the Dining Room?

The actual rug you choose will be based on the rug size you need. However, there are many types of area rugs that will work in a dining area. These include:

  • Low-pile rug
  • Flatweave rug
  • Medium-pile area rugs
  • Indian rugs
  • Rugs made of natural materials
  • High-pile rugs

Is a Wool Rug Ideal for Hardwood Floors?

Whether you like our India area rug designs or prefer something else, you often need something on the floor of the family room or living room. Indian rugs and flatweave rugs are excellent for high-traffic areas and are one of a kind. Likewise, they make it easier when you're walking along with your bare feet.

We have many styles and options, and you can choose a color scheme that meets all of your needs. Most people prefer light gray or light blue because it matches their home decor, but you could go with anything you like. The rug will be center stage, so make sure it's perfect.

Is a Living Room Rug Machine Washable?

Some companies sell a low-pile rug that can be tossed in the washing machine. However, our products cannot. They're hand-woven with tens of thousands of fibers inside. Whether you prefer a modern design or light colors for your rug, they can go into small spaces, living rooms, and any high-traffic area.

Each one is made using a unique loom style, so you know the rug you select will look amazing.

Though our rugs can see regular vacuuming and are low maintenance, they shouldn't be tossed in the washing machine or steam-cleaned. Instead, you should contact us for appropriate cleaning services.

Do Your Rugs Come in Multiple Sizes?

Yes! Whether you prefer beautiful ones from Nomadic tribes or indoor/outdoor options, we have the best area rugs in the world. Select the pattern and style you want, which will match the furniture in any room. We even offer art deco styles, or you can create a rug that will meet your needs.

Create the right texture, pattern, and style for your house with ease. We offer various options in many colors, including yellow, blue, and orange. Your space will feel unique and welcoming in no time!

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Our blog can help you get information about related searches to your rug needs. We often post interesting data, such as the color of the year, tips to make your holidays fun, and so much more. Likewise, you might be inspired to buy a rug from us when you learn that we donate to a special charity.

It's difficult to list everything you can learn from our blog. However, we recommend browsing for yourself and checking out the blog archive to see helpful posts that might inspire you to do more. Your rug purchase can make a difference. Search for Impact A Life in the blog archive, or go directly to the Impact a Life website to find out more!

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