SO MANY RUGS TO CHOOSE FROM…WHERE DO I START???
Not to worry, we are here to help! Regardless of your personal design style, let’s break it down into 2 IMPORTANT FACTORS you need to know before you make a purchase:
#1 FIBER TYPE & #2 CONSTRUCTION TYPE
FIBER TYPES from BEST to Worst:
#1 WOOL (natural fiber)
#2 SILK (natural fiber)
#3 NYLON – POLYESTER – POLYPROPOLENE (synthetic fibers)
#4 SISAL – JUTE (natural fibers)
#5 VISCOSE – RAYON – TENCEL & Fake Silks labeled as “Bamboo/Banana/Faux Silk” (syn/nat/blended fibers)
* WOOL reigns it at #1 because it is the STRONGEST with 10,000 bends before it breaks! Real SILK gets 2,400 bends before it breaks, and Rayon/Viscose gets a failing grade as the weakest fiber with only 70 bends.
CONSTRUCTION TYPES from BEST to Worst:
#1 HAND KNOTTED & HAND WOVEN
#2 MACHINE MADE
#4 HAND LOOM
* Not all construction types are listed, we just narrowed it down to a few for you. It should be noted that tufted, hand loomed and some patch rugs can be problematic for cleaning and maintenance purposes.
If you are in the market for a new rug or are a local Designer, let us introduce ORGANIC LOOMS to you! Located on the East side of the Scottsdale Design District.
“At Organic Looms, we take great pride in providing you with the finest-quality, natural-fiber rugs. All our carpets are hand woven under environmentally friendly conditions.”