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The Art of Hand-Tufted Rugs: A Deep Dive
into Luxurious Floor Coverings

The Art of Hand-Tufted Rugs: A Deep Dive into Luxurious Floor Coverings

Hand-tufted   rug uses high quality wool so that the end product looks much like a   hand-knotted rug. Unlike hand-knotted rug, hand-tufted rug is made without   tying any knots. It takes a fraction of time for making a hand-tufted rug,   thus it greatly reduces the cost. As a result, hand-tufted rugs are much   affordable rugs as compared to the hand-knotted rugs.

How hand-tufted rugs are   made?

Hand-tufted rugs are created using a tool known as a tufting gun.   The tufting gun is essentially used to tuft the twisted strand of fiber into   a canvas in order to form a rug pile. It begins with a canvas pulled tightly   against a metal frame. The design of the rug is first drawn on the canvas   which is used as a stencil for the rug maker. The rug maker then uses the   tufting gun to punch the wool strands into the canvas. This process is rather   quick and easy as the tufting gun is a motorized tool. The rug maker has to   be trained enough to punch the strands of wool into the areas as marked, but   otherwise it is somewhat a straight-forward process to proceed. Now, as the   yarn is punched into the canvas and not knotted into it so, a thick layer of   glue is applied at the back of the canvas so as to hold the yarn in proper   place. Also, another layer of fiber is used to cover the glue applied. The   pile of rug appears very compatible or consistent and feels flat since it is   essentially tufted with a tool or machine. Another thing to bethink is that   the twisted strand is mostly machine spun opposed to hand-spun. This is done   to guarantee a smooth operation of the ‘tufting gun’ which will be able to   work only if the strand is regular and smooth. The finished product is a   tufted rug that appears to feel perfectly compatible and clean. It can   resist high traffic.

Advantages of hand-tufted   rugs

Hand-tufted rugs are much more affordable as compared to hand knotted   rugs.

Hand-tufted rugs are excessively durable since they are made from   the same quality of cotton and wool as in hand-knotted rugs.

Hand-tufted rugs have somewhat the same appearance and look from   the front as in case of hand-knotted rugs.

Disadvantages of hand-tufted   rugs

Hand-tufted rugs are not considered as one of a kind of collector   type pieces.