Are you planning to get a rug for your home? After all, it is a great way to add comfort and coziness, and at the same time, add personality to any space. With that said, it can get confusing with so many types of rug weaves available in the market. Ranging from machine-made to hand-tufted, what exactly are the differences? And how do you know which works best for you? Not to worry, here is an in-depth guide to the five most common types of rug weaves.
It comes as no surprise that machines and technology can now create rugs in today's advanced world. However, the quality of machine-made rugs is frequently lower than that of hand-woven rugs. Fortunately, this method has advanced through time to give greater quality carpets as the machinery has advanced, just like many other aspects of technology.
Additionally, rugs made from machines can come in a wide range of patterns, including several modern and novelty alternatives. Machine-made rugs would be a great option if you are looking for a cheaper and mass-produced rug, and do not mind having a less durable rug.
Next, we have the hand-tufted rugs. Contrary to popular belief, they actually are made entirely without knots; instead, looped yarn is used to create hand-tufted rugs, either automatically or manually.
Because of the less expensive production technique used for hand-tufted rugs, they are generally cheaper priced than hand-knotted rugs. While you may notice more shedding and requiring of frequent vacuuming, you can still enjoy a fluffy, comfortable, and beautiful rug at a cheaper cost with hand-tufted rugs.
Hand-knotted rugs, as the name implies, are made by artists who actually tie every single knot to create the rug. These frequently extremely big carpets can even have hundreds of knots per square inch.
Given the time and work required to create these carpets using this approach, you're definitely looking at a much higher price tag of perhaps several thousand dollars or more. And the expensive price tag is reflective of the great quality. With proper care, these carpets are also exceedingly durable and may even survive for several generations. Not to mention that because of the customized procedure, you are also purchasing a unique work of art for your home's décor in addition to the rug.
If you are looker for a flatter rug or one without a pile, flat-weave rugs are the way to go. These carpets can be produced by manufacturers using either a machine-made process or hand-woven, and are typically created using wefts and warp techniques.
These rug weaves don't require tying or fixing to a backing because they don't have a pile. This indicates that you may use them any way up. This also makes them simple to clean, making them a fantastic option for locations like your entryway or kitchen where they could become muddy.
Pile-weave rugs are another type of rug that can actually refer to several specific types of rugs. Rather, pile-weave rugs are characterized by their raised textures (rather than the other types of rugs that have a plane) and piles. With that said, there are different types of pile-weave rugs. Some may have a shorter pile with fewer textures, others may have a longer tile as well.