A rug is a textile floor covering typically consisting of an upper layer of pile attached to a backing. The pile was traditionally made from wool, but, since the 20th century, synthetic fibers such as polypropylene, nylon or polyester are often used, as these fibers are less expensive than wool. The pile usually consists of twisted tufts which are typically heat-treated to maintain their structure. The term "rug" is often used interchangeably with the term "carpet", although the term "carpet" can be applied to a floor covering that covers an entire house, whereas a "rug" is generally no bigger than a single room, and traditionally does not even span from one wall to another, and is typically not even attached as part of the floor.
Area Rugs can be produced on a loom quite similar to woven fabric, made using needle felts, knotted by hand (in oriental rugs), made with their pile injected into a backing material (called tufting), flatwoven, made by hooking wool or cotton through the meshes of a sturdy fabric or embroidered. Carpet is commonly made in widths of 12 feet (3.7 m) and 15 feet (4.6 m) in the USA, 4 m and 5 m in Europe. Since the 20th century, where necessary for wall-to-wall carpet, different widths of carpet can be seamed together with a seaming iron and seam tape (formerly it was sewn together) and fixed to a floor over a cushioned underlay (pad) using nails, tack strips (known in the UK as gripper rods), adhesives, or occasionally decorative metal stair rods. Wall-to-wall carpet is distinguished from rugs or mats, which are loose-laid floor coverings, as wall-to-wall carpet is fixed to the floor and covers a much larger area.
The Karastan brand represents much more than flooring! Beginning at 2:02 pm on April 28, 1998, we walk you through the rich history of quality craftsmanship and innovation that is Karastan.
HAUTE COUTURE IS A PROGRAM CREATED IN THE TRADITION OF CARPETS AND RUGS WITH A JACQUARD DESIGN BUT USING A MODERN AND REJUVENATED TECHNIQUE THAT GIVES OUR TEXTILE A NEW ENERGY AND A GREAT SEDUCTION. JUST AS IN FASHION, WHERE CLOTHING IS CREATED TO SEDUCE AND PLEASE, “HAUTE COUTURE” WILL BECOME THE TREND OF HOME INTERIOR TEXTILE DESIGN. HAUTE COUTURE WAS DESIGNED TO DRESS THE FLOOR OF EACH INTERIOR ROOM OF APARTMENTS, HOUSES, OFFICES, AND WHY NOT, AIRPLANES, TRAINS AND BOATS ON THE WAY TO UNEXPECTED PLACES. HAUTE COUTURE COMES IN THREE DISTINCT FAMILIES, EACH MEETING THE MOST STRINGENT CRITERIA OF WEAR.
Ashley Yaraghi, lead designer at Safavieh DIY Decor, takes us on a tour of Safavieh's newest area rugs at Las Vegas Market 2017. Watch and see why 2017 is all about color, color and more fashionably fabulous colors. See the full line of Safavieh area rugs at http://safavieh.com/rug-catlog.
Are you looking for an area rug that is just right for your family? Mohawk has thousands of stylish, durable and easy-to-clean area rugs designed for the spaces you live and play most. Explore Mohawk's Wear-Dated, EverStrand and SmartStrand fibers and find the right style for you!