Fine Rug Identification Chart

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Type
Identifying Traits
Things To Know
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Hand Knotted

Pattern can be seen on both
sides of rug, fringe is not
sewn on but actually made
of fibers that run entire
length of carpet, edging and
shape are imperfect

Can be immersion cleaned.
Dyes can bleed during
cleaning process. If there is
urine in carpet this will
cause bleeding – we will do
our best to prevent it from
happening, but we can not
provide guarantees against
bleeding. Imperfections in
knotting, color, and  
Variations in shape add to
character of rug and its
value.

Machine Woven

Pattern can be seen on both
sides of rug. Fringe is
usually sewn on, edging is
uniform, shape more perfect

Can be immersion cleaned.
Synthetic fibers will
generally not bleed, natural
fibers may – especially if
there is urine.

Tufted

Wool rug with plain cloth
backing. Can not see
pattern on back. Often have
Chinese sculpted pattern, or
oriental pattern. Many of the
rugs from Ikea and pottery
barn are tufted style.

Rugs can not be immersion
cleaned because there is a
latex backing which is water
soluble. Should not be
steam cleaned as this will
remove backing and may
cause pile to pull free.
Should be cleaned in plant
so that rug can be fully
dusted, and multpiple
cleaning passes can be
performed. Fringes must be
cleaned in plant to prevent
damage to household.
Flat Weave

Often called Dhurries. Flat
cotton or wool rug. Pattern
can be seen on both sides
of rug but there is no pile.
Difficult if not impossible to
tell top from bottom. Fringe
is not sewn on but actually
made of fibers that run
entire length of carpet

Can be immersion cleaned.
Dyes can bleed during
cleaning process. If there is
urine in carpet this will
cause bleeding – we will do
our best to prevent it from
happening, but we can not
provide guarantees against
bleeding. Imperfections in
knotting, color, and  
Variations in shape add to
character of rug and its
value.

Hooked

Short loop pile with plain
cloth backing. Can not see
pattern on back.

Rugs can not be immersion
cleaned because there is a
latex backing which is water
soluble. Should not be
steam cleaned as this will
remove backing and may
cause pile to pull free.
Should be cleaned in plant
so that rug can be fully
dusted, and multpiple
cleaning passes can be
performed. Fringes must be
cleaned in plant to prevent
damage to household.

Needlepoint

Flat rug, no fring or pile.
Pattern can be seen through
bottom.

Can be immersion cleaned.
Dyes can bleed during
cleaning process. If there is
urine in carpet this will
cause bleeding – we will do
our best to prevent it from
happening, but we can not
provide guarantees against
bleeding. Imperfections in
knotting, color, and  
Variations in shape add to
character of rug and its
value.

Braided

Thick cords of cotton or wool
coiled into shape of rug and
stitched together.

Can be immersion cleaned.
Threads holding cords
together often break. Look
for and make note of any
places where cords are
pulling apart.

Shag/Leather

Leather back, fur on top.
Animal skins

We don’t clean this and
recommend taking it to a
drycleaner or taxidermist.

Sisal/Natural Fiber

Hard rope like fiber made of
grasses or coconut husks

We don’t clean this type of
rug.Can not be cleaned
effectively. Dry cleaning
compounds such as Host or
Capture (sold by Home
Depot) can be used, but are
not very effective and
sometimes leave a residue.
Truly stained rugs should be
replaced.
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