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Choosing a rug…

First, you’ll want to consider where the rug will be used – is it a high traffic area like a family room or a low to medium traffic area like a bedroom?

1. CHOOSE THE FIBER

High Traffic Areas: Living Rooms, Family Rooms, Hallways, Stairs

Fiber: Choose Wool over cotton in high traffic areas

Wool:

  • soft
  • naturally stain and soil resistant
  • cleans easily
  • naturally flame retardant
  • more expensive than cotton, and will last longer

Low to Medium Traffic Areas: Bedrooms, Studies

Fiber: Wool or cotton work well in low to medium traffic areas.

Cotton:

  • soft and plush
  • easy to clean, but will absorb spills, so treat fast!
  • does not wear as well as wool over time

2. CHOOSE THE TECHNIQUE

Flatweave:

  • flat
  • lightweight
  • reversible
  • durable
  • average delivery is 10-12 weeks
  • custom sizes and shapes are available

How is it made? Verticals yarns (the warp) are woven into horizontal years (the weft).

Handtufted:

  • have a “pile” – the average thickness of our Handtufted rugs is 8-12 mm
  • durable
  • average delivery is 10-12 weeks
  • custom sizes and shapes are available
  • more affordable and faster to weave than Handknotted

How is it made? Individual yarns are pulled through the rug’s backing (made of organic cotton) and then sheared.

Handknotted:

  • have a “pile” – average thickness of our Handtufted rugs is 8 mm
  • durable
  • average delivery is 18 weeks
  • custom sizes and shapes are available
  • more durable and time consuming to weave than Handtufted and Flatweave

How is it made? Each yarn is individually tied to form a knot. Handknotted rugs are woven to last a lifetime.

We recommend the use of a rug underpad with all rugs to prevent the rug from slipping.

Every Organic Weave rug is certified organic by GOTS
Every Organic Weave rug is certified free of child labor by GoodWeave

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