Handmade wool, 100% silk or wool and silk Oriental or Persian rugs have been known
to last hundreds of years and just seem to increase in value.
Relatively new are the "machine made" rugs, made with sophisticated design
patterns on computerized looms that can mimic more intricate and labor intense handmade
rugs at greatly reduced costs.
Because they are made by machines it opens up these types of rugs to the mass market.
And that’s good for everyone.
Area rugs are generally made out of wool, silk, (or a blend of wool/silk), olefin
(polypropylene), or nylon, with some applications, particularly bath mats, made
Wool and silk rugs dominate the high end of the market.
Heat-set olefin rugs look much like wool, are easy to clean, and are moderately
priced in comparison to wool. They’re a great compromise.
The bottom line is that there are braided rugs, cotton rugs, natural rugs, exquisite
wool and silk Oriental rugs and magnificent Persian rugs.
They can be an investment that becomes your family heirloom and is passed down from
one generation to the next, or they can be practical and fun design elements that
move around to suit your mood.
We want you to know as much as you need to about this popular and unique flooring
So we invite you to check out all our other areas on area rugs. See if you don’t
agree that area rugs can be a simple, beautiful, fast and effective answer to many
of your flooring needs.