Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tufted Rugs

Why buy a Tufted Rug?
Hand tufted rugs are an excellent alternative to the more expensive hand knotted oriental rugs. Hand tufted rugs are pile rugs where the yarn is wrapped around the warp threads, but is not tied in a knot like hand knotted rugs are. Rather, the pile is secured in place by coating the back of the rug with a latex type adhesive. Usually a canvas backing is applied to the back of the area rug to create a finished look (see below).

A hand tufted rug is made without tying knots into the foundation. The area rug is actually made by pushing wool or arcylic yarn through a primary backing, which creates a tuft. Once the tuft is created, a latex glue is used to hold the tufts in place. A secondary foundation, or scrim, is then added to the hand tufted area rug, which is then covered by a third and final cloth backing. Shearing the tops of the looped tufts to create the pile is the final step of making a hand tufted area rug. The tufting method creates a highly durable and beautifully accurate handmade rug that will weather foot traffic for many years. Take a look at our tips for keeping your Tufted Rug in great condition.

We carry a varied selection of tufted rugs and can help you pick one out that will fit your needs. If you are in the market for a new rug the great prices of tufted rugs can get you started much sooner than you had thought. We also provide Tufted Rug cleaning so if you have one that could use a little TLC contact us and we can get it back into shape to use for many more years.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
Tel. 310-770-9085

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