Are you looking for carpets in Singapore?
If you looking for a fancier carpet that is unique and unlike the
mass-produced carpets from Ikea, there are a few shops you can head out to.
These shops are often standalone and located at various locations in
Singapore. There are also plenty of carpet shops on Arab Street, but from
personal experience, their prices for carpets can be pretty high compared to
similar quality found elsewhere.
The best one-stop location to look for carpets is Tan Boon Liat Building.
Tan Boon Liat Building is a place well known for its eccentric mix of
furniture shops. From mid to high-range furniture to accessories shops, you
can get everything you want for your house in one location.
If you are looking for rugs and carpets, 7 dedicated carpet shops are on the
premise. Additionally, some furniture shops also provide rugs as part of their
collection. However, we decided to omit these from the list due to the limited
range of carpets.
Here is a guide to all the dedicated carpet shops found in Tan Boon Liat
Building, sorted by their current level. We visited each one to gauge the
level of service, the quality of carpets and the prices.
Hassan’s Carpets Pte Ltd
Hassan’s Carpets sell mostly traditional luxury handmade carpets from India.
The selection here is limited if you want something more modern or abstract.
Rugs can be found in various sizes. They do offer carpet comparison service
where you are allowed to take home 2 or more carpets to compare before making
up your mind.
The retail prices of the carpets here are on the high side, but we were
offered discounts of 50% without bargaining for it. This makes it more
affordable. In terms of service, the staff were friendly and most willing to
show you the collection. You can also customise your own bespoke carpets here.
Jehan Gallery is a family business and has claimed to be around since the
It has a wide selection of modern and traditional classics and has over 20,000
pieces of Oriental carpets in stock. Their collections are handmade. In terms
of prices, they are equal if not slightly pricer to the competitors. The final
price, though, would depend on your chosen carpet quality. We spotted some
cowhide carpets there, a rare sight in this building.
We like the selection of modern carpets and can see the quality they offer.
Service-wise, the staff was knowledgeable and willing to share his expertise
on the carpets.
Nasser Nishaburi sells handmade and machine-made carpets. However, it does
have a sister shop on the same floor – Rugs. sg that sells machine-made
carpets. Selection is leaning towards traditional and vintage rugs with a
decent range of modern rugs.
Like Jehan Gallery, it prides itself on having links to the rug industry since
1750. The owner is a friendly chap who shares honest views, such as the
difference between machine-made and handmade rugs.
Rugs. sg sells machine-made rugs. They have a decent collection of modern,
classic and heritage rugs. Even though most of the rugs are machine-made,
their design is unique to the shop as we had not seen similar designs
In terms of pricing, it is priced lower than machine-made rugs. However, this
range of machine-made rugs is a class better in terms of quality compared to
those you would find at Ikea.
Samad & Sons
This is a small corner shop, but one that is packed with a mix of handmade and
It offers both traditional and modern carpets. There is a shop on Arab Street
with the same name, but we are unsure if they belong to the same company.
Gabbeh Carpets has 2 showrooms in Singapore. One at The Furniture Mall and the
other at Tan Boon Liat Building. They sell mainly machine-made carpets.
We spotted a carpet that we had previously chanced upon at Hipvan. A
Valentine High Pile Rug
that retails at $899 at hipvan. For reference, the same rug retails for more
than twice the price before the discount. This was not the only design we
spotted, as there are other similar ones in the shop.
]The best experience we had was probably the last one. The Orientalist sells
hand-knotted carpets and has a good selection of modern and Persian carpets.
While the quoted prices were similar to the rest of the shops, we were
pleasantly surprised that some of the hand-knotted carpets retailed at half
the prices. While the selections were limited in quality, they are close to
the higher-priced section. The staff were friendly too, showing us carpet
after carpet that is within our price guide.
Furniture shops that sell carpets
Other shops sell furnishing, as well as carpets. However, these shops sell
ready-made carpets, and the selection is not as extensive as that of dedicated
carpet shops. As such, we will omit them from this list.
Tan Boon Liat Building is a must-go place if you are carpet hunting. Good luck
in finding what you want here!
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