Rugs - Hand Knotted Rugs vs. Machine Made Area Rugs
basic difference between a hand-knotted rug, also called handmade, and
machine-made is that machine-made rugs are not actually
The fiber is put into place by machine, and then secured with latex
backing. This makes the back rough to the touch and creates a grid
appearance on the back of the rug.
that is hand knotted
outlasts it's machine made cousins by at least fifty years and usually
much longer. When compared with a true oriental, a machine made rug
lacks charm, originality, durability, and potential investment value.
Machine made copies MAY initially cost you less (not always), but,
pause to consider its replacement cost after, for instance, ten years
of family life. Add to this the cost of inflation and the fact that
they have little, if any, resale value. It is prudent to spend a
relatively small extra amount of money and buy a handmade oriental rug.
A true oriental rug at
ten years of age is still considered "new" by the trade.
are hand knotted do not lose their value. They are known to
in value with age. Synthetics usually lose all their resale value once
they are bought.
Rugs Are Superior to Synthetic Rugs
value of wool is as long-lasting as the fiber
itself. Inherently flame retardant, resistant to dirt and crushing, it
is naturally superior to synthetic fibers.
rugs are inherently flame retardant, thereby difficult to
ignite and self-extinguishing. It has little danger from an accidental
fall of a cigarette or candle. Instead of burning freely when
touched by flame, wool chars and stops burning when it is removed from
the source of fire. It will not support combustion; this is
wool blankets are recommended for use in extinguishing small fires.
unlike synthetic, rapidly absorbs common contaminants in indoor air
like formaldehyde, nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide (emitted by
construction material such as home paint, furniture, fossil fuel,
cooking etc.). Not only does wool keep the air free of many harmful
pollutants, it will not re-emit them, even when heated. In fact, it has
been estimated that wool rugs can continually purify indoor air for up
to 30 years!
coarse fibers cannot be inhaled and therefore do not affect allergies
and asthma. Unlike synthetic materials, wool does not give off harmful
insulating properties compared to synthetic
fiber saves on your energy bill. The capacity to absorb moisture makes
it a "temperature regulator" because it can protect the body in both
cold and warm conditions. Wool always absorbs moisture from the
atmosphere of greater humidity and releases it to the drier environment
as it creates a balance in moisture conditions. This way it acts as a
natural air conditioner.
time passes, the colorful dyed natural fibers of a
rug will age
gracefully to a wonderful patina (a
sheen caused by use) which is highly prized by collectors, and
increases their value many times. Wool absorbs many different
dyes deeply, uniformly and directly without the use of combining
Complete any room with
in any style to compliment your rugs.
synthetic fibers, it doesn't attract static
electricity sparks, or cling to the body. Static electricity charges
actively attract dirt so a woolen rug doesn't get as dirty and is
easier to clean and can also repel water
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