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What Are the Different Rug Construction Types?

The most common rug construction types are hand-knotted, hand-tufted, flatweave, and machine-made. Hand-knotted rugs are made by hand-tying individual knots to create a pattern. They are known for their durability and intricate designs, but can be more expensive. Hand-tufted rugs are made by punching strands of wool into a canvas backing using a tufting gun. They are less expensive than hand-knotted rugs, but still offer a high level of quality and durability. Flatweave rugs are made by weaving fibers together, resulting in a flat surface with no pile. They are lightweight and easy to clean, but may not be as soft as other types of rugs. Machine-made rugs are the most affordable option and are made using a machine loom. They are available in a wide range of styles and patterns, but may not offer the same level of quality and durability as hand-knotted or hand-tufted rugs. By understanding the different rug construction types, you can choose a rug that fits your style, budget, and needs