Handmade can mean many things. Price and quality depend on a number of factors in Haslet.
Hand tufted: A tufted rug is made using a mechanical tufting tool that secures and inserts the yarns in the backing, often canvas. Since the tufted yarns are not securely enclosed by a knot, the backs of these rugs are usually sprayed or painted with adhesives to secure the pile yarn. These rugs cannot be truly called “Oriental rugs.”
Hand knotted: In a hand-knotted rug, each yarn is individually tied in a knot by the weaver. Each knot of yarn is tied securely around two or three strands of warp yarn, which is the vertical yarn set up initially on the loom as the basis for the rug that will be woven upon it. This is a completely handmade process, no mechanical tools are used.
A hand-knotted area rug will be more expensive than a tufted rug. In addition, a hand-knotted rug made in the crossed style of weaving is more time-consuming and durable (and expensive) than an uncrossed rug.
Shearing: After the rug is woven, overall shearing of the pile is done by hand, to an even depth or to variations of textural depth specified by the designer. Shapes within the overall design are usually incised, cut around carefully by hand to create dimension and clarity of design.
Knot count: This term refers to “knots per square inch.” The more detailed and complex the design, and the finer/thinner the wool, the more knots are required for clarity of color and design. High-quality rugs usually range from 50 to 100 knots per inch. Imagine the work that goes into that kind of hand weaving. Knot density will affect the cost of the rug.
If something seems to be missing in an otherwise well-decorated room, chances are an area rug will be your solution. If an area rug is on your wish list, don't be afraid to spend a little extra to get exactly what you want. Rugs are a wise investment, providing years of service and pleasure.
All area rugs can be applied over any type of floor covering. If you're building or remodeling, consider insetting the rug in the tile, marble or wood floor so you have a flush floor throughout, with no fear of tripping over the rug corners.
Here are the types of area rugs for your consideration:
- Dhurrie rugs. These are thick, flat-woven cotton rugs made in India. They come in a variety of color combinations, pastels being the most popular. The designs on the rugs are geometric shapes, with animals, flowers and people woven in in a chiseled-looking fashion. Dhurries fit in well with most types of decor. Prices vary from $150 to $1,000, depending on size and quality.
- Bordered rugs. These are simply rugs of any size or shape with a base color in the middle and strips of border on the edges. The borders can be one strip in a coordinating color or several strips in two or three colors. Bordered rugs' uses are innumerable. They can be put under cocktail tables, dining tables or an entire living-room set or used as a foyer piece. Prices will depend on the quality of carpet used, the shape of it and the number of borders tacked on the edges.
- Inlaid rugs. Here's where your imagination can take over. Anything your mind can conjure, a good carpet designer can manifest. Doodle on a piece of paper until you come up with at least a semblance of what you want, and your designer can take it from there. Geometric shapes, florals, birds, stars and stripes, fans, your name or initials¾there are no rules. Pricing here again depends on the quality of the carpet and the complexity of the design.
- Oriental rugs. These rugs have always been a symbol of wealth, and rightfully so, as they're quite expensive. They're a great investment, as their value never decreases and sometimes increases. The purchase of an Oriental rug should be preceded by careful study of the varieties available. Most are handmade. Silk Orientals are often woven with real gold threads, adding to the value. Wool Orientals are less expensive, though still a good investment.
Even if you have the most beautiful rug,it all falls by the wayside if you don't have the right size of rug. Area rugsdefine your space. In a dining room the rug centralizes the table and chairsacting like a foundation, a base or a landing for your furniture. But the mostimportant thing about a dining room rug is the size. Let's discuss the number onerule! With dining rooms, the key is to have comfortable space for your chairsto move in and out beneath the table without getting caught on the rug. Here'sa dining room with a three foot by six foot table in the center of the room. Andhere we have an area rug that sits under the table comfortably. But you'll noticethat the chairs are sitting half on and half off. So this rug is too small. Buthere we add 24 inches to each size of the table. It's important that you add toeach side of the table not just two feet to the length and width. This will giveyou the minimum space your rug should cover and will allow space for yourchairs to move in and out without getting caught on the rug. So in thiscase we need an area rug that spans the space of 7 feet by 10 feet. This sizemight be difficult to find so I'd round up to an 8 by 10 area rug. This rughere, albeit beautiful, is too close to the table size. You can see that thechairs are already on the edge of the rug. So if you were to pull out the chair,sit and then adjust the chair closer to the table, you'll be sitting half on and half off the carpet making it awkward anduncomfortable. Unlike these images here. there's plenty of room around the tablefor the chairs to move in and out. So here's your take away: In the diningroom, the rug centralizes the table and chairs acting like a foundation or alanding for your furniture. It's not enough to have a rug that just fits yourtable and chairs. The rule is to always add 24 inches to each side of yourdining room table to allow you to move your chairs in and out freely withoutgetting caught on the rug. Thanks for watching this little design tip. I'llhave lots more design tips just like this one coming soon so don't forget tosubscribe! I've got new videos every week. And leavea comment! I'd love to hear from you all and if you like this video please hitthe like button. See you soon!.
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