Rug Materials

Cotton Rugs

Cotton rugs are delightfully soft and can display a wide variety of vivid colors and intricately detailed designs. Pure cotton is often used in flatweave rugs, but it blends effortlessly with other materials as well. Cotton is a strong rug material when tightly spun and takes well to dyes, creating gorgeous artistic displays. These same qualities also mean that extra thought should be given before placing cotton rugs in spill-prone areas. Pure cotton rugs create a distinctive, classy-casual look and bring an airy quality to home décor.

Hemp Rugs

Stylish, versatile and distinctive, genuine hemp area rugs bring organic energy and an earthy vibe to any room. Hemp rugs are made with sustainable, environmentally-friendly natural fibers, which grow stronger as they wear. Hemp is resistant to mold and mildew and takes well to dyes, as can be seen in the marvelous display colors and designs in many of our designs.

Jute Rugs

Area rugs made using jute have a fabulous natural texture that adds a soothing feel underfoot and earthy vibe to any room. Durable, yet totally decorative, Jute is the the softest of the natural fibers and is said to mimic the qualities of wool while also blending beautifully with other materials, Jute area rugs are relatively maintenance-free and complement home furnishings from boho to country to coastal with distinctive, rustic-chic appeal.

* Most rugs in the suggested collections below are made using jute as well as jute blended with other yarns. However not every rug in these collections is made with jute so please keep this in mind while browsing.

Leather Rugs

Leather rugs are made in a variety of fashion-forward styles and patterns. Some leather rugs can be a signature finishing element for penthouse posh decor while others offer the rustic qualities of leather, lending boho-chic or Americana country ambiance to any room. With high-touch texture and fabulous style, leather rugs are a natural, eye-catching focal point in home décor.

* The rugs in the suggested collections below are made from genuine leather or leather blended with other materials. However, not every rug in these collections is made using leather so please keep this in mind while browsing.

Seagrass rugs

Seagrass is sustainable, environmentally friendly material that produces fibers that are used in making easy-care and utterly decorative natural fiber rugs. An ideal choice for casual decor, seagrass rugs lend a distinctive coastal-cool vibe to any room. Seagrass rugs are resistant to stains and spills and many designs are made with non-skid dotted-felt backing for use on wood or tiled surfaces.

* A selection of seagrass rugs can be found in in the Natural Fiber Collection, design sku's NF114, NF115, NF116, NF118, NF478, & NF510.

Suggested Collections

Sheepskin Rugs

Sheepskin rugs are known for their plush, luxuriously soft feel underfoot. Unmistakably chic, natural sheepskin is rich in lanolin, which adds an lustrous sheen to the flowing dimension and balance imparted by the lush texture of sheepskin rugs. Whether glam, rustic or country, sheepskin rugs add warmth and striking character to room decor. Faux Sheepskin, which is made of soft synthetic yarns, offers a fabulous decorative alternative.

Silk Rugs

Exquisite silk yarns add rich, shimmering highlights and a smooth finish to elegant rug designs. Today, pure silk rugs are considered extravagant works of art and rarely used as floor coverings. However, silk is commonly blended with other yarns, especially wool, to create our finest modern area rugs as well as the prized collectible rugs in our Antique and Persian Classics Collections.

*Many rugs in our suggested collections are made using silk, however, not every rug in these collections contains silk so keep this in mind while shopping.

Sisal Rugs

Sisal is made from the agave plant and is the strongest natural fiber. Area rugs made using sisal are durable and resilient, and work beautifully in busy traffic areas of the home or home office.

*Many rugs in the collections below are made with sisal, however, not every rug in these collections is made of sisal so please keep this in mind while browsing.

Synthetic Area Rugs

Today's synthetic yarn rugs, (polypropylene rugs / polyester rugs) offer a greater variety of colors, designs and textures than ever before. Computer-driven power looms can blend a multitude of synthetic yarns of varying colors, materials and sizes in creating area rugs that often replicate the design clarity and tonal complexity of fine hand-knotted rugs, but at a much lower cost. They are family-friendly, easy-care, and come in styles and colors to suit any decor.

*Many rugs in the collections below are made using synthetic yarns, however, not every rug in these collections contains synthetic yarns so please keep this in mind while browsing.

Suggested Collections

Viscose has a lustrous sheen and silky-soft texture making it an absolutely luxurious material for making area rugs. The glam qualities of viscose, (aka art silk, bamboo silk, rayon) in both 100% viscose rugs and rugs blended with viscose and other yarns, is the perfect compliment to any sophisticated or classy-casual décor. Viscose rugs are best placed in low traffic areas of the home to preserve the softness and shimmer of the supple viscose yarns.

* The suggested collections below contain a selection of area rugs made using viscose and viscose blended with other yarns. However not every rug within these collection is made with viscose so please keep this in mind while browsing.

Wool Rugs

Wool is used to make the finest hand-knotted antique rugs as well as more practical hand-tufted and hand-hooked area rugs. Pure wool yarns are soft and naturally stain-resistance due to the lanolin that is found in sheep wool. The finest wool yarns will have more lanolin than other grades and will tend to shed much less, if at all. Wool is also blended with other yarns in creating fabulous textures, designs and color tones.

*The suggested collections below contain a selection of area rugs made using wool and wool blended with other yarns. However not every rug within these collections is made with wool so please keep this in mind while browsing.

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