You can give any room in your home a fresh, new look with an area rug from your Abbey Carpet & Floor showroom! Abbey Carpet & Floor area rug collections offer styles found both domestically and imported from around the world. Whether you are looking for a more traditional "oriental" rug or one in a modern motif visit your Abbey Carpet & Floor showroom to see the latest in fashion and style! There are a variety of area rug styles and constructions and each has its own characteristics. Hand-knotted, flat weave, hand-tufted, hand-hooked, and machine-made are the primary categories.
Hand-knotted: This rug is constructed with fine threads of colored yarn that are hand-knotted through a warp/weft backing and then sheared to create a pile. Two varieties of actual knot styles are Persian and Turkish.
Flat Weave: This rug is constructed without a pile. Colored weft yarns are woven through warps to create the pattern. Some varieties of flat weave are kilims, dhurries, and soumaks. Needlepoint is another type of flat weave that is made by weaving the colored yarns through a pre-made scrim.
Hand-tufted and Hand-hooked: These rugs are produced with a tufting gun that works like an oversized sewing needle. It pushes and pulls threads of yarn through a scrim – a pre-woven grid foundation. With a hooked rug, the loops of yarn are left intact to form a knobby loop pile. In a tufted rug, the tops of the loops are sheared to expose the thread ends for a softer and plusher cut pile.
Machine-made: In this process, the rugs are woven on mechanical looms. There are many types of mechanical looms, each with specific capabilities as to the type of design and textures it can create.