Laying it out straight
WHEN IT COMES TO FINISHING YOUR NEW OR RENOVATED HOME WITH DECOR, RUGS ARE A GREAT WAY TO DEFINE SPACES
To help you identify the many types of rugs available, here is a run-down of the most common.
These rugs make up the vast majority of the rugs and carpets sold.
The tufted material is injected into a backing material, which is then bonded to another material, such as hessian, for added strength.
These rugs can be machine-made or human-made, depending on their origins.
The thread making up the carpet is pulled through the backing material and arranged in colours and patterns.
FLAT WEAVE RUGS
Threads or long pieces of material are woven in and out of the cotton instead of being tied around it. Soumak, dhurrie and kilim rugs are all examples.
Persian rugs are incredibly elegant and their patterns tend to be elaborate as they are often crafted by hand.
Often valued higher than other rugs, they can be collectable.
EMBROIDERED AND AUBUSSON RUGS
Highly collectable, they are traditionally hand-stitched on to a cotton or linen backing, while held taut by a frame.