Fun Facts about Handmade Area Rugs and Carpets that you don't know

When you are going to buy area rugs, you may find some information about rugs which you already know. There are thousands of different types of rugs, all sorts of styles and patterns, hundreds of colors, sizes and shapes but whether you’re buying your first area rug and you’re looking to improve your knowledge about these rugs a little bit, there’s always something new you can learn. In this blog, we are going to discuss some information you may not know about area rugs. These are some important facts that may help you to take right decision when it comes to buying your rug.

The reason behind the price: Most of the people think that why handmade carpets are much expensive than machine-made carpets when it looks the same? I am going to tell you the fact behind a handmade area rug.

Handmade carpet is completed by following seven steps- spinning, washing yarn, dying, weaving, washing, finishing, final touching etc. A handmade carpet is completed in many months and sometimes it takes more than one year to weave. Handmade carpets are woven in natural fibres like pure New Zealand wool, silk and cotton material which are very expensive. 1-3 people can work on a single loom. This is totally handknotted rug. Making a handmade area rug is a hard craftsmanship. That’s why it is expensive than a machine made carpet. Machine made carpet is woven in 4-5 hours and not much durable. But you can use a handmade area rug about 40-60 years.

Modern way to use handmade rugs: There are actually many great ways to use area rugs, but if you’re going for a more modern casual look, layering is the way to decorate a home. Layering simply means decorating with one smaller rug on top of another larger rug. Place a multi vibrant handknotted modern area rug on the top of natural hemp rug. So you don’t need to buy a large handmade area rug and using this way you can also save your money.

Wool is the most durable and user-friendly material: Wool is produced by the sheep hair. This is used to make beautiful rugs which provides a cozy and comfort touch to a place. You cannot place a silk area rug at high traffic area but can place a wool area rug because it can absorb water and also provide resistance to the dust and unwanted particles. This is 100% hand-washable and you can easily clean it at your home. You can find traditional style handmade area rug as well as modern design in the wool fabric.

Handmade area rug is the most durable rug: We’ve already mentioned above that a handmade area rug is highly durable and can use it for 60-70 years or more. Handknotted rug is woven knots by knots or we can say that interweaving process. Handknotted area rug is much durable than hand-tufted area rug and 1000 times better than a machine made carpets.

So the above features of handmade area rug are some fun facts which you should know if you are thinking to buy a handmade carpet or if you have already had.

Author Bio: Shivani is a professional interior decorator who likes to blog about latest home decorating trends. She believes that it is very important to have a comfortable and well styled personal space in each house as it’s crucial to living a happy and healthy life. You can read her latest posts on Rugs and Beyond.

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