Types Of Rugs

Rug quality varies depending on the manufacturing process and the materials involved. From nylon, rayon, to wool, silk and cotton, rugs are made of a variety of materials. Some of the most popular forms of weaving are as follows:

  • Hand Knotted Rugs- Weaving a hand-knotted rug requires a great deal of skill and often a lot of time to produce. The quality, cost of a hand-knotted carpet is determined by the no. of knots per square inch. A complex pattern can require very dense knotting and thus it can take a long time to produce.

  • Hand Tufted Rugs- It is made by punching strands of fiber into a canvas, which is stretched on a frame. This is accomplished with the help of a hand-operated tool (Special Tufting Gun). This process is less skill and labor-intensive than hand knotting so rugs can be completed in a shorter duration.

  • Flat Weave Rugs – Flat weave rugs are woven on a loom rather than knotted. They don’t have a tufted pile. They tend to be much thinner than knotted rugs. However, the thinness of the rug can be an advantage, as it makes it highly versatile. Flat weave rugs have been used for thousands of years as flooring, wall hanging, saddle pads, prayer rugs etc.

  • Woven Rugs – It is produced on a loom quite similar to woven fabric. Both loop pile, also known as Berber, cut pile rugs and a combination style can be made this way. Many colored yarns are used and this process is capable of producing intricate patterns.