For many homeowner, choosing between hand woven rugs and machine made rugs can be confusing. If you find difficulty differentiating between hand woven and machine made rugs, here's a simple guide to help you distinguish between them:

One of the best ways to tell the difference between these two rugs is by looking at the back of the rug. The handmade or hand woven rug will be slightly uneven and the machine made rug will be uniform with perfect stitching.  Another difference one can see is that the fringe in the hand knotted rug is an extension of the rug whereas machine made rugs have the fringes sown into it.

What makes hand woven rugs a better choice?

Hand woven rugs are long lasting and regular cleaning can make this last for many generations:

  • Quality- Despite being imperfect, the hand woven rugs have amazing stitch and sewing quality. This makes it more expensive than the machine made rug.  
  • Texture- Hand made rugs can be designed according to one's desire but machine made rugs are more consistent in the texture and design. The hand woven rug has an element of surprise to it which can never be obtained by a machine made rugs.

Each knot in the hand woven rugs are tied by hand and thus, these needs special looms. The material used for making hand woven rugs are usually silk or wool. The rugs can take anywhere from several months to complete. The hand woven rugs can lasts generations and increase the value with age due to the organic material.

Machine made rugs, on the other hand, doesn't take too long and are mostly made of synthetic materials (like nylon, polypropylene, acrylic etc.). The machine made rugs have shorter lifespan as compared to the hand woven one.

The hand woven rugs are quite often confused with "hand-tufted rugs". A hand tufted rug uses tufting gun to punch design into the canvas. The crafter traces the pattern onto a canvas using this gun. Hand tufted rugs are cheaper and easy to make with the help of tufting gun.  

A handmade rug can help you make your space unique according to your taste and is an investment that will last for many generations. Rugs Beyond brings the most stunning and beautiful collection of hand woven area rugs in Mississauga at amazing prices for your space.