Best of Boston

2011 Best Carpeting

Landry & Arcari

What kind of broadloom carpeting does Jerry Arcari carry? “I know what everyone else has,” he says, “and that’s what I ;don’t have.” Indeed, his showroom is piled high with selections like jute-backed wool, flat-weave alpaca, even a carpet made of wood pulp. Some of it’s from Germany, some comes from as close as Fall River. And all of it’s worlds apart from your typical wall-to-wall.

333 Stuart St., Boston, 617-399-6500,