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Area Rugs

When it comes to area rugs, Universal Carpet has many different materials, styles, shapes, and patterns available to you. We work with both residential and commercial property owners, and we will help you to choose the best rug for your location based on your needs and spending budget. We realize how difficult it can be to choose the right rug when you are given so many options. However, when you take things one step at a time, you will be able to select the best materials and styles for your home or commercial location.

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First, you will need to determine what technique you want used in the rug's construction. Even today, some weaving techniques have been used for over hundreds of years and are still being used! Hand-woven area rugs take the longest time to make since there is a lot of attention to detail. There are also machine-made rugs that do no take nearly half the time to produce when compared to materials made by hand. Below are some of the most common construction tehcniques that you have to choose from.

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Rug-Making Techniques

  • Hand-Knotted

  • This is likely the most labor-intensive technique. Master weavers tie knots to warp yarns which make up the entire length of the rug. These knots eventually create the surface of the rug itself. The more knots, the more durable and lasting the rug is going to be.

  • Tufted

  • These are much simpler and faster to produce. Loops of yarn are pulled through the rug's backing material by a machine. The loops can then be sheared to create a very smooth and beautiful surface.

  • Hooked

  • This technique is similar to tufting, but the yarn loops always stay intact. With a hooked rug, the yarn loops are pulled through the backing material by a machine. Rather than being sheared, the loops are left alone. This makes for an embroidered look and feel.

  • Flat-Woven

  • This technique makes a rug that does not have a pile. The rug's vertical yarns are woven through the horizontal yarns. This technique can be done by hand or by a machine.

  • Braided

  • Like flat-woven rugs, this technique also creates a rug that does not have a pile. Braided rugs are reversible, meaning that both sides can be used. Yarns of the rug are braided into a continuous rope that is eventually sewn together in a special pattern.

Area Rug Materials

The following materials are available for area rugs: wool, silk, cotton, grass fibers, synthetic materials. Each come with their own benefits.

To learn more about choosing an area rug for your location, please feel free to get in touch with us today.