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For more detailed information, please see Understanding Area Rugs: Materials and Construction.
|Construction||How It's Made||Ideal For|
|Braided||Fabric is tied together in braids and then glued to the backing.||Interesting designs and textures from the braiding.|
|Flat Weave||The fabric of the rug is woven directly on a loom to create a flat, thin pile.||Very affordable and durable. Nearly unlimited variety of patterns and colors.|
|Hand Knotted||A weaver hand ties individual knots to the vertical strings on the backside of a rug.||High quality construction. Minimal shedding. Very durable.|
|Hand Tufted||A design is drawn on the canvas. The canvas is then stretched on a frame, and strands of fiber are punched into it with a special "gun."||Good durability at an affordable price, with nearly unlimited variety of patterns, colors, and textures.|
|Hand Woven||The rug is woven completely by hand.||Most traditional technique.|
|Hooked||A design is printed on a base fabric. The fabric is stretched, and then loops of yarn are hooked through it by hand.||Larger loops create plush rugs. Smaller loops create more pattern. Good quality and affordability. Unlimited variety of patterns, colors, and textures.|
|Indoor/Outdoor||Made from special natural or synthetic fabrics, these rugs are specially designed for both indoor and outdoor use.||Designed for high traffic areas, areas that get wet, or pets.|
|Solids/Handloom||The rug is woven on a jacquard loom.||Good durability and range of designs.|
|Woven||The rug is woven on a jacquard loom.||Good durability and variety of styles.|
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