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Hand Tufted Wool Rugs

Updated on January 2, 2011



Wool rugs are a popular and beautiful addition to modern-day homes. Woolen rugs in a contemporary home add a touch of warmth to any room. Many people favor the look and feel of woven or tufted rugs. The popular styles are now quite affordable and can be used for economical, low budget redecorating.

While wool rugs are well liked for various reasons, one of the most popular reasons is their dirt resistant nature. Woolen fibers do not absorb dirt and soil. This makes it easier to clean and maintain the rug. Hand-knotted and hand-tufted are the two main varieties of woolen rugs. The difference between the two is that while making the hand-tufted rugs, a small ‘machine’ or ‘gun’ is used to infuse the yarn into a backing for additional texture.


Hand tufted wool rugs are an excellent substitute for the more expensive hand knotted wool rugs. Since they are machine made, they tend to be more economical than the hand knotted wool rugs. Hand tufted rugs are pile rugs in which the wool is wrapped around the altered threads, but are not tied in a knot like hand knotted rugs. The pile is secured in place by covering the back of the rug with latex type glue. Generally, a canvas backing is applied to the back of the hand tufted wool rug to create a finished look. This process greatly reduces the time and expense of tying the knots by hand, as is the case with hand knotted wool rugs. The hand-tufted rugs have evolved a lot since their introduction in the 90's. The tufting gun needles are now designed to create a much finer weave, fabricating a very complex design and dense pile.

Even though the original tufted rugs were only created in wool, the new tufted rugs are being made with various fibers. These range from New Zealand wool, nylon, modacrylic and in certain cases even silk. The pile can be engraved to create a dimensional appearance, or looped like a hooked rug for a more casual tone. Hand tufted wool rugs form an appropriate alternative to the more expensive hand knotted wool rugs.

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