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Different Types of Rugs and Carpets

Since eternal time, rugs and carpets have been a vital part of every home. Using them to decorate the house adds unique style, warmth and color to the interiors. They are available in a wide variety of colors, styles and designs, with all of them featuring a special functionality. Besides using it as a floor covering, you may also use rugs and carpets as wall hangings.

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When it comes to different types of rugs and carpets, the list is simply overwhelming. Varied sorts of techniques are employed in distinct regions of the world to manufacture distinct pieces. Some of the common types of rugs and carpets are mentioned below –

Woven rugs.

These types of rugs are produced on big looms, quite similar to other fabrics, which are woven. The piles can be berber or plush. However, plush ones are generally cut piles and berber ones are loop piles. Innovative style carpets combining the two techniques have also been launched. Vibrant colorful yards are usually employed to weave intricate patterns and designs on the rugs.  Woven rugs are generally the most expensive ones due to the involvement of a lot of toil and labor.

Needle Felt rugs.

Needle felt rugs are modern style rugs that are manufactured with advanced techniques. They are manufactured by electrostatic attraction of individual fibers forming highly durable rugs. During the manufacturing process, fibers are compressed on a textile such as foam with the help of needles. Needle felt rugs are usually used in hotels and commercial establishments where there is a lot of traffic.

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Tufted rugs.

Tufted rugs have their piles injected into the backing material, which is again bonded to a second backing material in order to provide durability and stability. Tufted rugs are the most common types of rugs used for covering the floor across the globe.

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Embroidered Rugs.

As the name implies, embroidered rugs are produced by application of stitches on a base cloth, mostly Lenin. A lot of craftsmanship is employed to establish the embroidery. As a result, these carpets usually involve a tedious and long manufacturing process.

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Braided rugs.

Braided rugs feature distinct weaving texture. The braids are arranged in such a manner that braids of yarns appear as if they have been woven together.  Yarns used in such rugs vary from sisal, jute, to synthetic and cotton fibers. These rugs are generally used as outdoor mats for interior accents.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on June 17, 2011

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Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.

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