a few words about us
Who we are
At the Rug Experts, our profession is also our passion. We firmly believe that you should be aware of the value and importance of rugs, not just from an aesthetic point of view, but from a historical and cultural perspective. The unique colours and designs are works of art that tell a story and we simply can’t imagine any home without the beauty and sophistication of antique rugs.
From humble beginnings we have always been a family business. Collectively we have over 70 years of experience cleaning, hand washing and repairing rugs. Today I proudly work with my wife and son as well as a team of specialists at our headquarters in Earlwood, NSW.
“I cannot live in a house without these works of art;
these beautiful carpets with different designs and colours that,
encompass a piece of history and culture.”
Ali Boge, Founder and Managing Director.
The Boge family story, and its relationship with the carpet business, goes back to a different era and a different part of the world. The story begins in Sultanhani, a town in central Anatolia, Turkey that has a long history in the carpet/rug trade.
The Boge family were one of the first in Sultanhani to start restoration work on antique and old rugs and have since diversified the business into mass production and the maintenance of new and old rugs and carpets.
Ali Boge, Founder and managing Director of The Rug Experts, was born in Sultahani in 1963. After finishing his schooling in 1977 he started as an apprentice at his brothers antique carpet and rug repair and restoration business in Konya, a city nearby.
Ali soon became well know in the trade and this lead to him being invited to Australia as a professional rug and carpet repairer in 1982.
18 years later, in 2000, Ali opened The Rug Experts and soon became widely regarded as one of Sydney’s leading rug cleaning and repair businesses.