Kaoud Carpets & Rugs

How can I tell a quality handmade rug?

How can I tell a quality handmade rug?

A quality area rug should possess the following: tight weave, soft luxurious wool, good design layout, and vivid colors. Often people only look at the weave or “knots per square inch” and ignore the materials and colors used. While knot count or KPSI is a good indicator of rug quality, it should not be the sole factor while shopping for quality area rugs. There are other attributes that should be considered. Feel the wool. The softer it is, the finer it is. You are looking for a high lanolin content here. Kaoud Carpets & Rugs are mostly woven using 100% New Zealand wool which is considered some of the finest wool available. Feel the density of the pile. The harder it is to separate the wool, the better your rug will look over time as it will resist wear and matting. The rug must also be attractive and the colors should flow together peacefully and vividly. Its a little known fact that finer hand knotted area rugs improve with age. This is due to the idea that as we walk on them the knots along the foundation get tighter from the increased tension placed on them. That is also why you see antique rugs that have been around for generations looking so go for their age. When taken care of properly with regular cleanings, a fine quality hand woven area rug will provide many years of comfort and joy under your feet!

What Are the Different Types of Rugs?

Traditional Wool Pile

Modern Weave

Flatweave Kilm

Indoor Outdoor

Hand Hooked

Flatweave Dhurrie

Cut Pile Broadloom

Flatweave Aubusson

Antique Weave

Patterned Broadloom

Flatweave Soumak


Sisal Weave

Machine Made

Where do the best handmade rugs come from?

Where do the best handmade rugs come from?

If this question was asked twenty years ago, the answer would be Iran. Since then though, India , Pakistan , China and Turkey have far exceeded quality standards and are now making exceptional qualities after learning the trade from Persian weavers. It is not dependent on the country, but rather on each individual rug. Each country makes varying quality levels of rugs. Therefore in our opinion its best to evaluate each and every rug on its own merit and not by the country of origin. For example you can most certainly have an area rug hand woven in Pakistan or India for that matter that is actually finer and better quality than some area rugs from Iran. It really all depends on the weavers hand at the time and the particular raw materials used in the process.

Where can I find Broadloom and wall to wall carpeting?

Kaoud Broadloom department is your destination for all types of fashionable broadloom and carpets. Broadloom is defined as a carpet woven on a wide loom. Historically, carpets were hand woven on looms, and so a broad loom was literally a loom that was wider than the average loom size, and used to make a large carpet. Today, the term broadloom generally refers to tufted carpet sold on rolls that are usually 12’ or 15’ wide. This type of carpet is most often installed as a wall-to-wall floor covering, but can also be cut smaller and bound or serged along the edges to make area rugs or runners. For a large selection of broadloom and wall to wall carpeting please visit us in Wilton, CT. You will find all types of wool, nylon, and blends in many different textures and patterns. Browse Kaoud Carpets & Rugs Broadloom and area rug collection here.

Where can I find modern or transitional rugs?

Kaoud Carpets & Rugs carry a vast array of in house modern designs available in standard and custom sizes as well as many custom made opportunities. Whether you are looking for simple, primitive designs with organic materials or finer designs with wool & silk content we are confident you will find the latest modern and transitional designs with Kaoud. Come see what Kaoud can produce for your decor. Clean, sensuous lines and natural materials blend and transcend, turning these area rugs into modern works of art. Stripping bare artifice and extraneous design, our contemporary and modern area rugs use the most basic shapes and forms to create visual and textural depth as light and airy as vapor.

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