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How To Buy Rugs, Helpful Guide

Friday, 10 February 2017 11:14:55 PM Australia/Sydney

Before buying a rug, it is a good practice to measure out the area where the rug will be placed to make sure you have the right size. By using tape on the floor to measure the rug is a good idea.

Make sure before buying rug that the furniture legs to be on the rug or off the rug. Similarly, when buying a rug for a dining room, ensure that the rug should be wide and long enough so that the legs of the dining chairs are not half on and half off the rug, else you cannot have perfect balance of the chairs.


Range of patterns in rugs like geometric pattern, floral pattern or a combination of the two?

Knot Density

  • Higher knot count rugs have better weaves. Usually the higher knot count rugs will have superior detail in the design and more definition in the pattern - similar to a high resolution LED having greater clarity. Due to something special in these rugs appearance, they are more expensive.
  • Some types of designs though do not require a high knot count - rugs with simpler designs for instance and geometric-patterned rugs in general.


The best handmade rugs have piles mainly composed of wool, silk, or a mixture of the two. The base of the rug can be either cotton, wool, or silk.

Normally, wool pile rugs are easier to maintain. Spillage on wool rugs for example is less of a concern compared to silk rugs.

The materials available on Fab Linen are as below:

Wool: Wool rugs are inherently irregular and variable. The dyes therefore tend to catch unevenly, giving the rug a pleasing effect of abrash (varying shades of the same colour in the pile of a rug). The pile will generally feel a little coarser than a machine-spun wool rug. You can visit wool rugs here

Jute: The Jute Rugs on our website use Persian jute, Indian jute, or Chinese jute, depending on the origin of the rug. Find the collection of Jute Rugs here

Acrylic: The Acrylic Rugs are synthetic fibers made from a polymer with an average molecular weight of ~100,000, about 1900 monomer units. You can find many rugs in Acrylic

Cotton: Cotton forms the foundation of warps and wefts of the majority of modern rugs. Nomads who cannot afford to buy cotton on the market use wool for warps and wefts, which are also traditionally made of wool in areas where cotton was not a local product. You can also see collection of cotton rugs here.


Dyes are a very important part of the quality of a rug. There is a rich ongoing debate about the use of synthetic VS natural dyes. Rugs with natural dyes tend to be more muted and have abrash - a natural variation in the shade of the same colour. They arguably age better over the very long term in terms of how a rug fades. On the other hand, synthetic dyes are longer-lasting and tend to be more vibrant and richer in colour, as well as more uniform. Since the early 1900s, synthetic dyes have been of a very high quality when correctly formulated and applied to the wool. Most handmade rugs today use synthetic dyes. However, natural dyes are still in use.

Pile Height

Most Persian and modern rugs do not tend to have very thick piles because the longer the pile, the more the definition of the pattern in the rug will suffer - it will be "blurrier" due to the long, thick pile. You could also purchase a good rug underlay, which will give any rug a more cushioned feel and will also help to protect the fibers in the rug.


Color is subjective and dependent on the rest of your interior's color scheme, but one important factor to consider is how well the area you wish to place the rug in is lit. For example, if you have a dark hallway, placing a very dark runner rug may not be as good a choice as a more vibrant runner. The pattern in the darker runner may get lost in the poor lighting and your hallway may look even darker as a result. Our rugs are also photographed under well lit conditions.

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Hand Knotted Rugs and Machine Knotted Rugs

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 8:47:05 PM Australia/Sydney

To any individual it is hard to differentiate between handmade Rugs and machine made Rugs. This guide will help you comprehend the distinctions and give you the benefit of settling on an educated purchasing choice when looking for Rugs.


Hand knotted Rugs can be made of fleece, cotton, silk, jute and other characteristic materials. Silk is here and there used as a part of fleece carpets for the blueprints or highlights of the example to improve the plan. Hand hitched and hand-woven carpets can last many eras on the off-chance that they are of good quality and legitimately kept up.


Additionally called Asian floor coverings, hand-woven Rugs are often collectibles. The nature of these Rugs relies on upon various variables, such as, the bunch tally, colors used and nature of the yarns. Hand Knotted Rugs are normally more exorbitant, yet the life expectancy of these Rugs is more prominent and in this way more often than not a superior esteem for your cash.


There is definitely doubtlessly a decent handcrafted Rugs is large preferable quality over a machine-made floor covering in practically every way except that doesn't settle on them the best decision in each circumstance.


Hand-made Rugs need a level of ability that simply following a while of practice would you is able to plan to carry out and due to this these Rugs ought to be viewed as more along the lines of craftsmanship and their cost mirrors this.


A decent quality hand-made carpet will endure forever and many are passed on from era to era and are often a family's prize ownership. Handcrafted floor coverings are produced using quality characteristic materials, such as, fleece, silk, or cotton.


The nature of hand-hitched floor coverings is dictated by the size and some bunches and will deliver a mat with heap for delicate quality and solace. Hand-woven floor coverings don't have heap so are most in walkways where they are not typically used to sit on.


As decent as carefully assembled floor coverings are not everybody can legitimize burning through thousands on something to toss on the ground and this is the place machine-made mats venture in. They are much less expensive may now last a few decades if dealt with.


Machine knotted Rugs could be delivered in a matter of hours or even less instead of years and can likewise be recreated ordinarily.


In spite of the fact that these Rugs don't need a high ability level to made large just people learned in carpets will have the potential to figure out whether it is hand-made or machine-made thus unless you particularly need a Rug to hand down or are pursuing the uniqueness of a carefully assembled show-stopper then a machine-made mat will no doubt fulfill every one of your needs.

Machine Made Rugs

Machine made Rugs produced by extensive machines called control looms. A power linger is electrically robotics and controlled by PCs. Machine made mats could be made rapidly and produced with materials including fleece and engineered strands, such as, polypropylene, nylon, polyester, acrylic and craftsmanship silk.


Machine made carpets can offer a lower value contrasting option to hand hitched mats. Machine made mats as a rule have a life expectancy of around 20 years or less, contingent upon the quality and fiber used. For instance an excellent machine-made fleece floor covering can keep going for a considerable length of time on the off-chance that it is all around kept up. Machine made floor coverings are not of any esteem to an authority.


Hand knotted Rugs

When you buy a hand-hitched Rug, this implies a gifted weaver independently tied each bunch, this making an exceptional carefully assembled mat. That is the thing that makes hand-tied Rugs so uncommon, and that is the thing that makes them a lot more costly than every single other kind of zone carpets. Contingent upon what some bunches are in every square inch (50 to 160 bunches for each inch is normal, 400 for each square inch is astounding), it can take over a year for one weaver to finish a 9x12 Rugs


Fleece, silk and cotton are the three essential materials that are joined to make a hand-hitched Rug. Fleece is the most used material. New Zealand and South Korean fleeces are regularly blended with neighborhood fleeces since they have more lanolin, which includes sheen, quality and suppleness. Silk used basically four highlight since it is not as solid and is more costly. Cotton is here and there used as a part of the establishment, however is not found in the heap. The blend of these materials makes for a to a great degree solid floor covering.


In the event that the cost of a silk floor covering sounds pipe dream, the carpet is presumably made of cotton or rayon. Request that the Rug dealer pull a strand of string from the carpet and smolder. On the off-chance that it's silk, it will have an aroma similar to blazing hair. Copied rayon and cotton will have an aroma similar to copied paper.


Hand-tied floor coverings can withstand high movement, and will start to destroy following at least 20 years of use. High movement ranges join corridors, family room and portal. Medium movement ranges join the lounge area and home office. Low activity zones incorporate rooms and formal front room.

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