THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Walk into a home in The Woodlands, and there is a good chance of discovering a handcrafted rug resting on the floor, one of thousands sold by The Woodlands Oriental Rug Gallery since opening in 2000.
After 17 years in business, they are closing their retail store.
The only rug store within 35 miles of The Woodlands, business owners, Karen and Don Mudd have educated people about Oriental rugs and never intimidated their clients, going to all lengths to provide customer satisfaction and it paid off for them. They built their business on referrals.
During the last 20 years, Don and Karen Mudd travelled the world to hand pick rugs straight from Iran, India, Pakistan, Turkey and China. Each rug is hand knotted and hand tied, taking anywhere from one to two years to complete.
The decision to close the gallery was bittersweet since the rug business has been Karen and Don’s lives. After more than a half-century in the industry the Mudd’s plan to stay in The Woodlands. It’s where they live, and they still want to support anything that happens here.
Serving the community has been important to them and the couple have been involved in local fundraising events over the years, including Toys for Tots, Lone Star Animal Welfare League, and they also supported most local schools and church fundraisers.
Repair and maintenance is essential in keeping your rugs looking good, whether it is routine maintenance, a bad spill or pet damage, rugs can be restored.
“We have made many friends of our clients and we will miss them dearly.” Says Karen, “but the timing is right to start a new phase of our lives and we hope to continue to see many of clients through the rug cleaning business.
"We’ve had several friends come into our home, admire our rugs, and immediately want to know where we made the purchases and what our experience was like, which is testimonial in itself. I will always buy from the Woodlands Oriental Rug Gallery."
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The Woodlands Oriental Rug Gallery offers the largest selection of exquisitely crafted artisan rugs available today. With over 50 years of experience in the oriental rug industry, Don and Karen Mudd are proud to guarantee that, with proper care and cleaning, each one of their beautiful hand-woven pieces will last a lifetime. This extensive experience also ensures that their gallery holds only rugs boasting the highest quality of craftsmanship and the most unique, attractive designs and colors.
Each of the hand-made wool and silk rugs in the gallery is a lifetime investment, crafted over years to last for generations. All of the wool used to produce these magnificent works of art is dyed by hand for exceptional vividness of color and clarity of design. Competitively priced, all rugs and tapestries are imported directly from expert artisans for higher quality at prices that fit any budget. View the tremendous selection of one-of-a-kind pieces today and see why this is the rug gallery The Woodlands and area residents trust when searching for the most beautiful, authentic oriental rugs in the world.