Types of Carpet

These Carpets are manufacture in Asian countries, in particularly, Nepal, Iran, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tibet, and China. Some of these carpets are considered as investment, because their value tends to appreciate with time. There are different types of hand-made carpets: knotted, tufted and flat weave.

 Hand Knotted Carpets

  • These are the “true” carpets. They are woven by hand, and one rug could easily take pretty long time..
  • The tighter and the closer the knots, the better the quality of the carpets.
  • Vegetable dyes will make the color of the rug last for longer time. Some syntactic dyes will run and fade faster but there are available in more variety of colors and shades.
  • The corners have to be perfectly square (form an angle of 90 degrees).
  • The pattern and the designs of good hand made carpets are usually the results of the weavers and have their own uniqueness.

 Hand Tufted Carpets

Punching yarn in a cloth that is attached to a frame usually makes these carpets, and their backs are glued with latex for protection after the hooking of yarn is done. They are very plush, inexpensive and easier to make than hand knotted carpets. The technology is advancing in this field, and machines also are currently producing these carpets.

Flat Weave Carpets

These carpets are also called “Shaggy.” They are usually made of wool, cotton, bamboo, or nylon. They are easier to make and are lesser expensive. Because they are looped, these carpets can unravel if a thread is pulled.

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