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Area Rugs: Area Rugs

A rug is a textile floor covering typically consisting of an upper layer of pile attached to a backing. The pile was traditionally made from wool, but, since the 20th century, synthetic fibers such as polypropylene, nylon or polyester are often used, as these fibers are less expensive than wool. The pile usually consists of twisted tufts which are typically heat-treated to maintain their structure. The term "rug" is often used interchangeably with the term "carpet", although the term "carpet" can be applied to a floor covering that covers an entire house, whereas a "rug" is generally no bigger than a single room, and traditionally does not even span from one wall to another, and is typically not even attached as part of the floor.

Area Rugs can be produced on a loom quite similar to woven fabric, made using needle felts, knotted by hand (in oriental rugs), made with their pile injected into a backing material (called tufting), flatwoven, made by hooking wool or cotton through the meshes of a sturdy fabric or embroidered. Carpet is commonly made in widths of 12 feet (3.7 m) and 15 feet (4.6 m) in the USA, 4 m and 5 m in Europe. Since the 20th century, where necessary for wall-to-wall carpet, different widths of carpet can be seamed together with a seaming iron and seam tape (formerly it was sewn together) and fixed to a floor over a cushioned underlay (pad) using nails, tack strips (known in the UK as gripper rods), adhesives, or occasionally decorative metal stair rods. Wall-to-wall carpet is distinguished from rugs or mats, which are loose-laid floor coverings, as wall-to-wall carpet is fixed to the floor and covers a much larger area.



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Safavieh Rugs | Ramsey, NJ
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Safavieh Rugs 


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Safavieh offers a wide variety of transitional area and accent rugs of both Oriental and contemporary designs. Safavieh's award-winning original collections range from the finest antique reproductions to the most fashion forward, contemporary rugs. Safavieh also produces a variety of rug designs from American Country styles and 19th and early 20th Century European Art. 

Milliken Rugs | Ramsey, NJ
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Milliken Rugs 


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Our rich history of innovation, combined with our vast commercial and residential experience, has resulted in the most varied collection of patterned rugs available. You can count on Milliken rugs to add beauty and style to your home. 

Couristan Rugs | Ramsey, NJ
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Couristan Rugs 


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For nearly 75 years, Couristan Inc. has been a powerful name in the area rug and broadloom industry.  

Karastan Rugs | Ramsey, NJ
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Karastan Rugs 


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Nothing warms up a room like a beautiful area rug. Rugs can add a dramatic focal point or the subtle blending of color and pattern that pulls a room together. For centuries, the finest homes have been graced with magnificent rugs. And at Karastan, you'll find a complete range of looks, from contemporary textures to decorative designs to classics from the Golden Age of carpet weaving. 

Nourison Area Rugs | Ramsey, NJ
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Nourison Area Rugs 


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Nourison is the world's largest importer and manufacturer of fine handmade oriental rugs.  

Fabrica Rugs | Ramsey, NJ
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Fabrica Rugs 


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Fulfilling the promise of our corporate mission of “Quality without Compromise” Fabrica manufactures rugs for the most demanding segments of the high-end style residential market. Our distinctive broadloom carpet, custom area rugs and hand-tufted rugs have earned Fabrica an international reputation for exquisite style and exceptional performance. 

Stanton Rugs | Ramsey, NJ
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Acquisition builds on Stanton’s market position as a leader in the premium carpet . 

Mohawk Area Rugs | Ramsey, NJ
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Mohawk Area Rugs 


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Mohawk's dedicated rug designers are constantly striving to bring you the latest in rug fashions. When choosing Mohawk Select, you not only have the brand name that you have grown to trust, you have the latest in style, color and great value as well. 

Masland Rugs | Ramsey, NJ
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Masland Rugs 


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Since 1866, Masland insists that its rugs maintain the highest quality.