What is a Tufted Rug? | Behnam Rugs
Posted on June 22, 2019
What is a tufted rug? Behnam Rugs will explain that a tufted rug is an area rug that is produced by hand with a special handheld machine that follows a stenciled pattern on a special fabric. This machinery is called a “Tufting Gun”. Tufting guns shoot long yarn through the fabric while passing by horizontally. This leaves a yarn loop at the back and the front for each shot. Upon completion, a bonding agent such as glue is applied to the back of fabric to hold the loops in place. On top of the glue another fabric is applied to keep looped yarn and glue in place.
The right side forming the pile will then been sheared and trimmed. The amount of time to make a hand-made tufted 8×10 rug can range from two-weeks to a month; whereas a handmade 8×10 Persian rug takes at least one year to finish.
Traditionally, tufted rugs were made by hand and designed finely to be used in wearable garments. Today, tufted rugs are made thick and are used as floor covers and area rugs; they are fairly inexpensive.
The method involved in making a tufted rug is loop-in and loop-out, but the top loop in the front face, facing the weaver, will be cut and later trimmed down to create a thick pile.
Tufted rugs come in various designs and shapes that are appealing to the younger generation.
Keep in mind that pets and especially dogs are allergic to certain tufted rugs. Dogs will attack the rug or pee on the rug. The reason for this is that dogs can smell the glue and it irritates their noses.
In our 2nd event on June 8th, 2019, we explained what goes into a tufted rug and why dogs will show aggression toward tufted rugs. Your dog is telling you that they don’t like that rug. It is best to buy natural handmade oriental rugs instead of a tufted rug. Not only will your pet be happy, but you have also made an investment that will last a long time.
For further questions or comments, please visit Behnam Rugs’ showroom on 18000 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75252, or simply give us a call (972)733-0400, and one of our rug experts will be happy to assist you.