Different Types of Area Rugs

We have so many options to choose from when it comes to area rugs. The variety of types offered on the market can be a little bit confusing. In order to choose the right one for our room it is good to know the different types offered on the market.

Area rugs can be classified in many ways. The first classification can be according the way they are made. They can come as handmade or machine made. There are many categories and subcategories in this classification. Handmade rugs can come as hand-tufted, hand-woven, hand-hooked, braided and hand-knotted. They all have their own recognizable look and they all created a certain style of rugs like Oriental, Persian, Indian, Tibetan, Contemporary and many more. One of the most valuable rugs is made in the hand-knotted technique. They are considered to be masterpieces and they hold a really high price on the market.

Another classification is by their shape. They can come as round, square, rectangular, hexagonal, octagonal and oval. Choosing the right shape might be crucial in creating the general appeal of the room. They can also be classified by their pattern, color and their size. They can be small, medium and large by size and we need to choose the size which best fits the parameters of our room.

Area rugs can be classified by the fabric they are made of. Today we have varieties of fabrics to choose from. Some of the most popular fabrics are the natural fabrics like cotton, wool, sisal, sea grass, bamboo, jute and many others. But rugs can be made of synthetics such as propylene, nylon or acryl. It is often a case to use blends of synthetic and natural materials. Polypropylene rugs are a very popular option.

We should take all this important information in careful consideration when we are choosing the right rug for our home.