The Intl. surface Event (formerly called surfaces) took place Jan. 20-22, 2016 and the team from Oscar Isberian Rugs in Evanston, Chicago and Highland Park, IL scoured the market, held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, to bring home the latest in carpeting and more.

We were quite impressed with new innovations in the indoor/outdoor category, which has applications in kids rooms, basements, poolside and more. Fabulous colors, designs and totally new construction techniques have resulted in fibers so refined that the hand no longer feels or looks like plastic. Even we were impressed, with more than ¼ century in the business. That says a lot.

With our major manufacturers, where we purchase market packages of high-end wool broadloom, handsome new geometric wools with cool stair-runner applications were lovely. We’re excited to bring those home to our customers.

Lastly, we had the unique opportunity to develop exciting new relationships with a select assortment of European boutique carpet mills from Ireland and other locales. These mills have completely reinvigorated their lines, bringing to market items you won’t see everywhere else. We look forward to sharing these new discoveries with you throughout 2016. Make an appointment to talk carpeting with me or any of my colleagues today. We are thrilled to share with you our newest offerings. ~ Sally