What is my least favorite Rug? It is not area rug which is also called machine made rug or even hard to clean shag or flokati rugs. It is rather tufted rugs. Why? Because when they're new, they look fine, but after a while, most of them look like a piece of felt with depressed pile. Many of them have cleaning issues. The backing and the backing border strips fell off and dismantle. They get wrinkles in many instances. Many of them smell bad because of the latex backing.
I prefer a medium quality area rug over a good tufted rug. Some dealers or manufacturers call them hand tufted rugs so the customers get the notion and feeling of owning a hand knotted rug. Not very much so.
Certified Rug specialist (CRS)