Flat weave rugs are zero-pile rugs, meaning they have a smooth, textured surface because they are made without the use of any knots. The finished look of flatweave is the result of woven warp and weft yarns, often cotton but not always. Flatweaves are reversible so they are an ideal choice for coastal decor, or any casual styled rooms, or halls and entryways.
Hand-knotted rugs are the finest constructed of all area rugs. They are unmatched in quality, clarity of color, design and details. Being made by hand, every hand-knotted rug is a unique piece of decorative art. While also among the most costly area rugs, the quality of materials (often pure wool accented with silk or viscose highlights) and impeccable craftsmanship make them incredibly durable and a centerpiece of room decor that will last for many years.
Hand Loomed rugs are made using a wooden vertical-shaft loom that is powered by hand or foot. Warp threads are manually passed through the weft threads and secured by a heddle, which is used to deparate the warp threads so that the weft can pass through. Hand loomed rugs are made with detailed attention to detail, down to the painstaking process of shedding the rug. Included here are our selection of hand woven rugs, many of which can also be considered flatweaves.
* The suggested collections below contain a large selection of hand-loomed and hand-woven rugs, however not every rug within these collections is hand-loomed or hand-woven please keep this in mind when browsing.
Hand tufted rugs (also called hand made) are produced by punching individual yarns through a fabric sheet using a device called a “tufting gun”. Once the rug has been completed a second fabric is glued to the back to hold the yarns in place. Hand tufted rugs required more time to produce, generally contain higher quality materials and can be more detailed. Hand-tufted rugs tend to be thicker floor coverings with the cotton backing adding a cushion-soft feel underfoot.
* The suggested collections below contain a large selection of hand-tufted rugs, however not every rug within these collection is hand-tufted so please browse with this in mind when choosing a hand-tufted rug.
Safavieh makes natural cowhide rugs and genuine sheepskin rugs using cow hides sourced from Pampas, Argentina and natural sheepskins from high-mountain sheep for the rich lanolin content of their wool. Our hides and sheepskins are sourced from industries, so no animals are harmed specifically for our rugs. If cared for properly, these rugs will last a lifetime and will bring distinctive, warm rustic charm to your home decor.
* Included in our suggested collections below you will also find a fine selection of leather rugs.
Power loomed rugs are produced by computer driven looms. Today's advanced, technology-driven method of rug making has led to enhancements that allow use a multitude of yarns and myriad of colors to create fabulous new renditions of traditionally styled rugs and trend-setting transitional rugs that are durable, family-friendly and a more moderate price point than hand-knotted rugs.
* The suggested collections below contain a large selection of power loomed rugs, however not every rug within these collections is power-loomed so please browse with this in mind when shopping for a power-loomed rug.