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My lengthy text messages with Nader Amini, the owner of Amini Rug Gallery on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who has a long list of Better Business Bureau complaint cases, lawsuits, and newspaper articles about his unethical business practices around the country. I never received a phone call back after being told he was in meetings for several days. Related Blog Post: So You Want To Buy A Persian Rug Last September I made the mistake of trusting a local business in Florida and buying three Persian oriental rugs from Nader Amini, the owner of Amini Rug Gallery here in Fort Lauderdale. Mr. Amini came to my home with a dozen or so Persian rugs and displayed them. He left three of the rugs with me so I could decide which ones I liked, along with an invoice. While writing his invoice he asked me "if he should use a fictional out-of-state address" so I wo... (more)

So You Want to Buy a Persian Rug

Last September I made the mistake of trusting a local business in Florida and buying three Persian oriental rugs from Nader Amini, the owner of Amini Rug Gallery here in Fort Lauderdale. Mr. Amini came to my home with a dozen or so Persian rugs and displayed them. He left three of the rugs with me so I could decide which ones I liked, along with an invoice. While writing his invoice he asked me "if he should use a fictional out-of-state address" so I would not have to pay sales tax on the rugs! That was the first time alarm bells went off. I told him that he should itemize each rug and be sure to add the "full sales tax" as he totaled his invoice. The next day I stopped at his store on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale and gave him a check for the total amount before my next overseas trip that same day. I later realized that he never itemized the price of each... (more)

Most Wanted Persian Rug Dealer in America Sued By IRS

According to "Court Filings and Court Records" updated daily, "Department of Revenue vs. Alireza Amini Moghaddam" in Milwaukee County, [Case Number 2013TW000700] state files a lawsuit against Amini Rug Gallery on March 21, 2013 for tax warrant. Related Posts: So You Want To Buy A Persian Rug Avoid Amini Rug Gallery To Buy A Persian Rug In court documents, defendant's address was entered as1521 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2345, which houses Amini Rug Gallery owned by Maryam and Nader Amini. According to Florida Department of State, refreshed on December 13, 2012 the profile for Mehrzad Amini is associated with Bay Harbor Rug Gallery LLC with the role of Manager. Mehrzad Amini has a relationship with Alireza Amini and is located in Bay Harbor Island. Bay Harbor Rug Gallery LLC has a location in Bay Harbor Islands, FL. Active officers include Alireza ... (more)

Art Collectors Beginning to Hone in on 19th Century Oriental Rugs

Jan David Winitz, president/founder of Claremont Rug Company, today said that certain types of antique Oriental rugs are experiencing a significant upsurge in attention among collectors and investors. Globally-recognized as the world's leading dealer of art level 19th century carpets from the "Second Golden Age of Persian Weaving," Winitz says that inquiries for the "best of the best" pieces have become a staple of his interaction with clients. "The rug world has evolved dramatically since we opened Claremont in 1980," he said. "Collectible antique rugs which were available then were often treated almost as commodities by some dealers. From the beginning, we have been telling our clients that not only were the best of these rugs severely undervalued, but that there was also a much smaller supply than people thought." He also noted that the recent trend of acquirin... (more)

NW Rugs Offers a Handpicked Selection of Genuine Antique Rugs from Asia

The popularity of handmade Persian and Oriental rugs is a direct result of their versatility as decor items, as well as the immense skill and craftsmanship it takes to create them. Many homeowners who seek genuine antique rugs from the Middle East and Persia have a hard time finding them due to the popularity of reproductions, as well as the unlikelihood of an antique rug being in presentable condition due to excessive aging and wear. However, more and more homeowners who seek one-of-a-kind antique rugs are turning to NW Rugs, a premier rug dealer with six warehouse sized locations in California, Oregon and Nevada. Each NW Rugs location boasts an inventory of over 20,000 rugs, including an unmatched selection of Persian rugs, Oriental rugs, contemporary rugs, and antique area rugs. While the bulk of the NW Rugs' inventory is composed of genuine imported Persian ar... (more)

Exposing Hidden Health Hazards in the Area Rug Cleaning Industry

SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With medical costs on the rise, Americans are more concerned about healthy living than ever. Yet, an invisible threat exists; it's called indoor air pollution. The associated health risks have been among the most overlooked of problems in modern society. "Your carpet probably contains about 200,000 bacteria per square inch, making it 4,000 times dirtier than your toilet seat." -Phillip Tierno, Director of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology, NYU [Men's Health]. Numerous government and private health institutions have discussed the direct correlation of indoor air pollutants and bacteria with a host of serious allergies, skin irritations, and respiratory illnesses. Setting higher EPA standards for indoor air quality has been a long overdue discussion, and the spotlight is now on a highly unregulated carpet and rug... (more)

NW Rugs Offers Area Rugs That Aid Heat Retention and Insulation for Homes During the Winter Months

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- With cold weather approaching fast, many homeowners will soon be facing higher energy bills in order to keep the house at a warmer, more comfortable temperature. In terms of energy usage, winter months are often the most demanding. The good news is that new and improved energy efficient insulation for windows and doors can go a long way in reducing energy costs when keeping a home warm, but savings can be even greater when the floor is covered by wool area rugs. NW Rugs, a West Coast dealer of quality imported and domestic rugs, offers area rugs that are great for added warmth and comfort during the winter. Specializing in wool area rugs, as well as Persian rugs, hand tufted rugs, antique rugs, and Oriental rugs, each NW Rugs location carries an unmatched selection of over 20,000 rug styles and items. Cost savvy customers are ... (more)

NW Rugs Offers Area Rugs That Serve as Hypo-Allergenic Alternatives to Hard Surface Flooring

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- While carpet and area rugs are often regarded as being a source of airborne dust and allergens in a home, new research is suggesting that soft flooring surfaces, such as those in carpet and area rugs, are more beneficial to allergy and asthma sufferers than hard-surface flooring, such as tiles, hardwood, and laminate. Dust particles, pollutants, and dirt get trapped in the fibers of rugs, preventing them from flying into the air whenever someone walks by. This is not the case with hard floors, in which dust gathers on the floor and gets easily propelled into the air with the slightest disturbance. This 'capturing' of dust and particles in the fibers of a rug is the main property that makes them a superior type of hypo-allergenic flooring in comparison to hard flooring. These scientific findings have led to increased business fo... (more)

NW Rugs Now Offers a Massive Collection of Rugs Made From All Natural New Zealand Wool

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- There's a collective treasure trove of rugs to shop for in Los Angeles, due in part to the vast number of rug dealers scattered across the city. But though the options are plenty when it comes to driving around and finding a rug showroom, there are few that can compare to the size and selection of NW Rugs, a LA rug dealer with an over 20 thousand square foot showroom filled with rugs from all over the world. A popular destination among interior design professionals and home owners alike, NW Rugs is able to satisfy most any design ideas, whether rustic or contemporary. The vast selection of rugs is enough to draw in countless shoppers every year, but NW has recently shed light on an aspect of its selection that has garnered it some positive attention: imported wool from New Zealand. These rugs which are woven from all natural... (more)

NW Rugs, a Premier Rug and Furniture Dealer With 7 Locations in California, Nevada, and Oregon, Has Launched a New and Improved Website, Making it Easier to Navigate its 25,000+ Inventory of Rugs

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- With a selection of over 25,000 rugs from countries all over the world, NW Rugs has been a premier dealer of local and exotic rug styles for over 18 years. Though the vast majority of NW Rugs's customer base has been through any of its seven 20,000 square foot store locations, a growing number of orders are also made through browsing the store's website. As a result of the increasing popularity of online searches and inquiries, NW Rugs has completely revamped its website, allowing for easier and more convenient user navigation for prospective customers and previous customers alike. The new site, designed by Cyberset Corp., features an online rugs shopping cart applicable to hundreds and hundreds of items from the store's extensive store inventory. Users can easily add a rug to their cart, complete payment, and have the rug d... (more)

NW Rugs, a Leading West Coast Rug Dealer, Offers an Array of Hand Tufted Animal Print Rugs

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With thousands of area rugs in each of its six store locations, NW Rugs offers a truly unmatched selection of rugs in the West Coast. Founded eighteen years ago, NW Rugs now has expanded to locations in Oregon, Nevada, and California, providing more people with access to its vast collection of Persian rugs, contemporary rugs, Oriental rugs, antique area rugs and more. As a testament to NW Rugs' ongoing mission to offer an eclectic selection of area rugs, they now have in stock a stunning collection of animal print rugs from Momeni. The Serengeti collection of animal print rugs by Momeni is available at NW Rugs and incorporates a variety of aesthetic and tasteful African animal motifs, such as alligator, camel, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, tiger, cheetah and more. Hand tufted with 100% organic wool, these rugs are animal-righ... (more)