Difference between Oriental and Tufted Rugs
An area rug covers a part of the floor. Area rugs are the most widely used fashion for decorating a home. There are many types of rugs and each one of them differ in the way they are manufactured and the materials used to make them. Some of the different types of area rugs are Oriental rugs, Tufted rugs, Knotted rugs, Woven rugs and so on.
Oriental rugs originated in the East and is made using various knotting techniques. These knotting techniques are done entirely by hand. There are Oriental type rugs that are machine made, however, they do not last as long. The most commonly used material for making an Oriental rug is sheep’s wool. The warp, which is the foundation of the rug, is either cotton or wool. Often times these rugs are considered art. Three factors to consider before buying an Oriental rug are size, design and color.
Tufted rugs are usually man made using a technique called tufting. With tufting wool strands are pushed into a canvas and then stretched. The rug is then removed and a fabric is then attached to the back. Tufted rugs are very reasonably priced and usually last longer as they can withstand all kinds of foot traffic.
Irrespective of the variety an area rugs is a great investment. This particular type of fashion never gets out of date and can be passed on from one generation to another.
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