Most people’s first apartments had floors lined with raw oatmeal, a repurposed Twister mat for a bed, and a shower head that intermittently drizzled viscous, jet-black fluid and liquid police sirens. Now that you have the pad of your dreams, pick up some pad padding with today's Groupon: for $299, you get $700 worth of oriental rugs at Solomon’s Collection & Fine Rugs in Quincy.
For more than 20 years, Solomon’s Collection & Fine Rugs has sold, cleaned, and repaired decorative floor coverings from around the world. Its expansive showroom displays everything from 2’x4’ contemporary Tibetan rugs ($400) and 3’9”x6’6” Afghan area rugs ($890) to custom-made rugs designed with the client’s color, size, and horsepower preferences in mind to optimize each carpet’s flying performance. A 4’x4’ round Indian rug ($950) injects warmth into an achromatic living room, and a 5’8”x8’8” Chinese hand-tufted rug ($1,150) provides an interesting conversation piece for dinner parties and casual get-togethers. Solomon’s also sells runners, including the Turkish kilim flat-weave runner ($790), which can help curb potentially painful falls down the staircase or muffle the sound of ghost footsteps at night.