Maples Rugs makes tufted accent, area, bath and kitchen rugs for top national and regional retailers, as well as for our own product line. We are one of the premiere rug manufacturers in the country, and the largest employer in the county of our small hometown – Scottsboro, Alabama. Maples Rugs earned this place in the home flooring market through hard work, steady growth, and commitment to quality for our customers.
Everything at Maples Rugs is constructed and assembled in the USA – a point that brings a lot of pride to our family, our employees, our community, and ultimately – to you, the customer.
Since 1928, the Maples family has been manufacturing home textiles in the small town of Scottsboro, Alabama. We first went into business as the Maples Company making tufted chenille bedspreads, pot holders and robes. We later expanded into bath and accent rugs before selling the business to J.P. Stevens in 1963.
Three years later the Maples family got back in the business, opening Maples Industries and shifted solely to tufted rug production in 1966. This is where the focus remains today – and one of the reasons cofounder, Wade Maples, believes that Maples Rugs has lasted through so much consolidation in the industry. A keen focus on a quality tufted rug offered in a varied selection, along with reinvesting profits into the company, have served the business well.
Steady growth from that small operation startup in 1966 has led to four plants in Scottsboro, totaling more than 1 million square feet of space today. Management still remains in the family. Joining cofounder Wade Maples are his wife, Pat, and son, John Maples III. Pat oversees product design and John focuses on operations.
With advances in manufacturing and the expansion of production capabilities, Maples Rugs also focused on the design. Under Pat’s artistic leadership, our in-house design team grew and today works on hundreds of rug designs each season. The hours of pattern work show in the attention to detail in each of our rugs. Many of the rug trends for the season are displayed in the New York showroom on Fifth Avenue.