Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

by Littman Bros Lighting

Area Rug Types and Care Information

Power Loomed Rugs

Rug Care InformationPower loomed rugs, alternately known as machine made rugs are woven on machines often controlled by computers. There are varying qualities of power loomed rugs, Density, fiber content and the number of colors used are all considerations in determining the rug’s quality. Because power loomed rugs can be produced in a matter of minutes, these rugs are often much more fashion oriented toward the trends of today. The investment and time in the creation of a power loomed rug is generally much less than hand knotted or hand tufted rugs and the cost is a direct reflection of that.

It is preferable that power loomed rugs be stored rolled rather than folded, as the rug’s foundation could be adversely affected by folding and possibly creating creases. Power loomed rugs that have fringes should not be vacuumed as damage may occur. This type of rug is often desirable for a homeowner to add some style to their homes without the cost of hand tufted or hand knotted versions. Continue Reading Rug Care Information