Area Rugs

Area Rugs: Area Rugs

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.

Karastan Rugs
Karastan Rugs

Nothing warms up a room like a beautiful area rug. Rugs can add a dramatic focal point or the subtle blending of color and pattern that pulls a room together. For centuries, the finest homes have been graced with magnificent rugs. And at Karastan, you'll find a complete range of looks, from contemporary textures to decorative designs to classics from the Golden Age of carpet weaving.


Capel Rugs
Capel Rugs

Select from the most beautiful rug designs in the world.


Masland Rugs
Masland Rugs

Masland Rugs has come a long way since 1866 and will continue to make a difference. In addition to its' superior rugs, Masland offers an outstanding customer service program. The company takes pride in its associates and continues to grow. Masland continues to play, what it hopes is, a constructive part in the history of its industry and community – realizing that history is only a foundation upon which to build.


Abbyson Rugs
Abbyson Rugs

As the premiere manufacturer of handmade Tibetan rugs, Abbyson uses only 100% natural Himalayan sheep wool with all natural vegetable dyes. The result is incredibly soft, durable, deep-piled rugs that are as appealing to the eye as to the touch.


Couristan Rugs
Couristan Rugs

Since its establishment over nine decades ago, Couristan and its entire team has dedicated itself to a universal commitment of excellence. Weaving four key components into every product – Trust, Style, Quality and Innovation – Couristan has earned its place as one of the most highly regarded companies in the floor covering industry. This long-standing position of success is a direct result of providing customers with the highest levels of design, value and customer service.


Nourison Area Rugs
Nourison Area Rugs

Nourison is the world's largest importer and manufacturer of fine handmade oriental rugs.