Carrie Rengers

Two flooring businesses will start sharing the same building this summer, but why?

This summer, the Rug Studio will begin selling its rugs within the Horton’s Carpets building at the northwest corner of Maple and Ridge Road. Horton’s has a focus on carpets, but it also sells tile and wood flooring. The owners of the two businesses say they are complementary.
This summer, the Rug Studio will begin selling its rugs within the Horton’s Carpets building at the northwest corner of Maple and Ridge Road. Horton’s has a focus on carpets, but it also sells tile and wood flooring. The owners of the two businesses say they are complementary. File photo

Last month, Have You Heard? reported that Tad’s Locker Room is moving to the Shops at Tallgrass near 21st and Rock Road but did not specify which spot. That’s because another business is still there.

Now, though, the Rug Studio is announcing its own plans to move, so it’s all right to acknowledge that’s where Tad’s is going.

Where the Rug Studio is moving is perhaps a surprise. That’s because it’s going into the same building as Horton’s Carpets on the west side at the northwest corner of Maple and Ridge Road.

“It seems like there would be a good opportunity for him and us,” says Horton’s co-owner Jesse Sauer.

The two first talked a year ago.

“We just thought it was a real good idea, but the timing wasn’t right,” says Rug Studio owner Philip Holmes.

Horton’s main focus is on carpet, but it also does tile and wood flooring.

“The last two being really complementary to what we do,” Holmes says.

Horton’s does custom rugs but does not do ready-made rugs, and Sauer says a lot of customers request them.

“We do everything in rugs,” Holmes says. “We represent a lot of different vendors, different fabrics, different looks, different price points.”

Each of the businesses will occupy about 3,000 square feet, and there will be a walkway between them.

The Rug Studio will move between Memorial Day weekend and June 1.

“This will be great for our business,” Holmes says.

He says it’s about “having a complementary business, being tied into Horton’s, who has a great reputation in the market.”

“We’re very much looking forward to the next chapter.”

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