Area Rugs: Area Rugs

A rug is a textile floor covering typically consisting of an upper layer of pile attached to a backing. The pile was traditionally made from wool, but, since the 20th century, synthetic fibers such as polypropylene, nylon or polyester are often used, as these fibers are less expensive than wool. The pile usually consists of twisted tufts which are typically heat-treated to maintain their structure. The term "rug" is often used interchangeably with the term "carpet", although the term "carpet" can be applied to a floor covering that covers an entire house, whereas a "rug" is generally no bigger than a single room, and traditionally does not even span from one wall to another, and is typically not even attached as part of the floor.

Area Rugs can be produced on a loom quite similar to woven fabric, made using needle felts, knotted by hand (in oriental rugs), made with their pile injected into a backing material (called tufting), flatwoven, made by hooking wool or cotton through the meshes of a sturdy fabric or embroidered. Carpet is commonly made in widths of 12 feet (3.7 m) and 15 feet (4.6 m) in the USA, 4 m and 5 m in Europe. Since the 20th century, where necessary for wall-to-wall carpet, different widths of carpet can be seamed together with a seaming iron and seam tape (formerly it was sewn together) and fixed to a floor over a cushioned underlay (pad) using nails, tack strips (known in the UK as gripper rods), adhesives, or occasionally decorative metal stair rods. Wall-to-wall carpet is distinguished from rugs or mats, which are loose-laid floor coverings, as wall-to-wall carpet is fixed to the floor and covers a much larger area.



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Momeni Rugs | Herndon, VA
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Momeni. A family name, a mark of quality and an expert source of ideas for making your home come alive with true timeless beauty. Over half a century ago, Ali A. (Haji) Momeni started a family business bringing exquisite Persian. Though styles have come and gone, beneath them all is the fundamental principal that Momeni rugs are created to touch our senses. From concept through production, a member of the family is there making sure that the highest standards are being met.  

Mohawk Area Rugs | Herndon, VA
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Mohawk's dedicated rug designers are constantly striving to bring you the latest in rug fashions. When choosing Mohawk Select, you not only have the brand name that you have grown to trust, you have the latest in style, color and great value as well. 

Capel Rugs | Herndon, VA
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Select from the most beautiful rug designs in the world.  

Couristan Rugs | Herndon, VA
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Couristan Rugs 


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For nearly 75 years, Couristan Inc. has been a powerful name in the area rug and broadloom industry.  

Surya Rugs | Herndon, VA
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With their innovative designs, rich textures and relentless attention to detail, Surya exceeds the highest standards of quality, color, design, and construction. Today they are one of India's leading producers of fine hand-knotted, hand-tufted and flat-woven rugs. 

Kane Area Rugs | Herndon, VA
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Kane Area Rugs 


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Kane Carpet-an established trend setter in the broadloom industry since 1947-is proud of its fashion forward philosophy, superior quality and business integrity. 

Milliken Rugs | Herndon, VA
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Our rich history of innovation, combined with our vast commercial and residential experience, has resulted in the most varied collection of patterned rugs available. You can count on Milliken rugs to add beauty and style to your home.