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Hand-Tufted Rugs


Hand-tufted rugs use high quality wool so the finished product looks and wears much like a hand-knotted rug. Unlike a hand-knotted rug, a hand-tufted rug is created without tying knots. Making a hand-tufted area rug takes a fraction of the time to make, therefore greatly reducing the cost. As a result, hand-tufted rugs are very affordable area rugs.

These wool rugs are made with a tool called a "tufting gun." Loops of wool are pushed through a backing that has been imprinted with the overall design. When the rug maker is through with this process another foundation, called a scrim is applied with latex glue. When this dries, the final protective cloth backing is applied.

The last step is to shear the rug so that all of the loops on the top of the rug are cut, which in turn creates the pile.

Hand-tufted rugs can withstand high traffic, and will begin to wear out after 12 to 20 years of use. High traffic areas include hallways, family room and entryway. Medium traffic areas include the dining room and home office. Low traffic areas include bedrooms and formal living room.

 

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Advantages/Disadvantages of Hand-Tufted Rugs


Advantages

  • Hand-tufted area rugs are much more affordable than hand knotted rugs.

  • Hand-tufted rugs are extremely durable because they are made of the same quality wool and cotton as hand-knotted rugs.

  • They have much the same appearance from the front as hand-knotted rugs.

Disadvantages

  • Hand-tufted rugs are not considered one-of-a-kind "collector type" pieces.
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