A good area rug can really make a room. However, most people don’t have much experience buying them and get intimidated when they see how much prices can vary from rug to rug. However, just like most products, there are reasons for the cost difference.
Here are a few facts that will help you differentiate and select the right level for your home or office:
Machine Made area rugs are made on large mechanical looms. Machine-made area rugs have become very popular because of their lower cost and perceived value. Consider these in areas that get lots of traffic, when you have pets and kids and for vacation properties.
Flat weave area rugs are inexpensive, easier to make and are usually made of wool, cotton, bamboo, or nylon. Because they are looped, flat weave area rugs do not have a pile and are reversible. These are great for indoor/outdoor use, play areas, heavy traffic areas and other casual settings.
Hand Tufted rugs are hand made by skilled artisans. Although the process of manufacturing hand tufted rugs is shorter than that of a hand knotted rug, each rug remains a unique, handmade work of art. You can enjoy these rugs in many areas of the home or in an office entry. You will get a great look and the price can stay reasonable.
Hand knotted rugs represent the finest quality and craftsmanship. Hand knotted rugs require great expertise and can take many months to years to construct depending on the size density and intricacy in design. Therefore, they are the most expensive and are best used in important areas of the home or office and in projects with higher budgets.