Just about any home can be improved with the use of area rugs of good design and quality. These bound carpets come in many sizes from 2 feet by 3 feet to room size or common sizes like 6 foot by 9 feet or 4 feet by 6 feet. They come round, square, rectangular, oval and in runners for steps and hallways. Wall to wall carpet in 12 and 15 foot goods can be cut and bound into area rugs or the makers can weave or tuft these small carpets as the end result. Where ever you need a little break from hard surface flooring, or to cover a worn area in carpet, consider adding an area rug.
Oriental carpets were originally woven and tufted by hand to cover the ground or floors in tents and buildings with earth or stone floors. They added warmth and color to the lives of those living in these dwellings. European castles and lesser homes often had earth or stone floors covered with things like rushes or straw and when travellers brought back rugs from the East, those who could afford them bought these carpets to enhance their homes as well. Settlers coming to America brought rugs with them, or the knowledge to make them. Soft woven or tufted flooring covers are used around the world to add comfort, color and style to homes and commercial spaces.
Oriental Weavers and Mohawk Carpet Company are two of the many companies who manufacture wall to wall carpet and smaller bound carpets in wool and other fine materials in a vast array of colors and patterns. Oriental weavers specialize in the traditional oriental carpets of bright colors and intricate designs, but also make some very beautiful contemporary designs. They have hand woven and hand tufted carpets. Mohawk uses the finest machinery and modern rug making technology to turn high grade wool into rich machine made wall to wall and bound carpets.
There are other kinds of small carpets like rag, braided, sisal, chenille and shag made of various kinds of materials like cotton, silk, leather, wool and synthetic fibers. You can get area carpets for children with games and bright children’s designs on them. You can get bath mats that are washable.