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Rug 101

So, you want to invest in a new rug for your home but you're just not quite sure where to start. Well you're not alone! We've been there ourselves and now we want to help you with answers to all of your questions. Below are some of the most common questions we receive and some answers to help you on your journey. If you have a question that's not highlighted here, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

1:: Handmade vs. machine made rugs. What's the difference and why should I care?

Handmade rugs are where it's at when it comes to quality and longevity. There really is no comparison. Beautiful handmade rugs have a sturdier structure because the fringe and all finished edges are part of the rug itself. In comparison to machine made rugs, where these finishing details are added on. A machine made rug may last for a few years but a handmade rug will last a lifetime. 

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2:: What materials should I look for?

High quality rugs are generally made from silk or wool. Rugs woven with silk fibres provide a nice sheen, however they are more delicate and should be avoided in high traffic areas. Wool rugs, on the other hand, are more resilient and offer more protection from spills and stains. 

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3:: I've heard that rugs can contain harsh chemical dyes. Is this true of Rug&Weave's rugs?

This may be our favourite question as we too avoid contaminating our home with harmful chemicals and do all we can to maintain a clean and eco-friendly environment. We are happy to say that all of our Kilim rugs are woven with vegetable dyed wools, which provides rich, bold colours and reduces the use of harsh chemicals. 

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4:: Where do your rugs originate from?

All of our rugs are sourced from North East Persia and Pakistan. Through our trade partners in the region, we are able to provide beautifully crafted rugs that provide warmth and richness to any setting.