The Best Type of Rugs for Your Space
Rugs connect us to our space. They complete not only the room, but the way you feel in it. From rich, plush hand-loomed New Zealand wools, to natural hand woven fibers, to durable smart new synthetics, the highest quality materials and construction methods are used throughout the Crate and Barrel rug collection. The result is a sophisticated and livable collection featuring many types of rugs in exclusive designs.
There’s nothing like the softness, warmth and color that hand woven or hand tufted wool area rugs can bring to a room. Our collection of rug designs features modern neutrals, traditional designs, artistic graphics and sculpted dimensionals in plush 100% wool. The upkeep is minimal, too. Wool is naturally stain-resistant thanks to natural oils that prevent dirt from adhering to the yarn. And because wool’s a durable fiber that springs back, it’s a practical choice for high-traffic areas.
In a technique that has been handed down from generation to generation, yarn is wrapped and then knotted around each warp thread. Each yarn is then hand-cut and hand-tamped to form tightly constructed knotted carpet rugs. This time and attention to detail by expert craftsmen results in a beautiful rug with a lasting value and presence.
With the aid of a tufting tool, yarn is passed through a frame-stretched fabric backing on which a pattern has been drawn. Both cut or looped piles are achieved through this process. The tufted pile rug is backed with latex for stability, then with fabric for a finished look. Skilled tradesmen complete each stage of the process.
A variety of looks and textures from luxurious shag rugs to versatile cotton rag rugs are achieved with the use of a loom. A combination of colors and yarn thicknesses is intricately hand-woven to create contemporary or traditional designs. Each step of construction of our woven rugs involves hand-finishing by skilled artisans.
An efficient machine-made way to loom a variety of textures at a value. Power-loomed rugs are usually synthetic or fiber and can include cut pile weaves, rib patterns and bouclé weaves.
Care: Wool Rugs
Natural Fiber Rugs
Our natural fiber rugs bring an organic look and neutral texture in a flat weave to any setting. They’re a natural choice for adding a casual look to classic living and family rooms, or a relaxed kickback feel to the weekend cottage. Our collection is woven in interesting patterns by craftsmen whose rug weaving skills have been handed down for generations.
Our fiber rugs are hand-woven or loomed from a variety of all-natural plants and grasses such as jute and sisal. Many of these types of rugs are backed with latex for cushioning and stability, and to extend the life of the rug.
Care: Natural Fiber Rugs
Our hair-on-hide rugs are handcrafted by skilled artisans to create an elegant, organic and contemporary look with natural texture. This type of rug showcases a sophisticated color palette and is unique.
Each rug is constructed from cowhide using a laser cutting technique to create a pattern. Pieces are then stitched together, glued to a cotton-latex backing and finally stitched on all four sides.
Care: Hair-on-Hide Rugs
Easy-care cotton rugs offer a quick, inexpensive way to change the look of any room. In an entryway, by a kitchen sink, on a bathroom floor, in the den. They’re so much fun, we introduce new patterns and colors with every season.
Our soft cotton rugs are handwoven on traditional looms in a variety of flatweave styles, from stripes to patterns.
Care: Cotton Rugs
Our machine-woven, synthetic fiber rugs offer value in a new generation of man-made materials that often mimic the look of both natural fiber and wool rugs, while resisting stains, and wear and tear. While synthetics are extremely durable, colorfast and perfect for high-traffic areas, they’re also priced so you can frequently update rooms with new seasonal color and texture. We also feature a collection of indoor-outdoor polypropylene rugs. Machine-loomed for a tight weave, these types of rugs add a sophisticated, interior look to exterior settings—yet are extremely durable and need only to be hosed down to clean. They also make smart choices for the kitchen, mud room, basement or laundry room.
Synthetic floor coverings are constructed from olefin, polyester, acrylic, nylon or a blend of these fibers.
Care: Synthetic Rugs
Because rugs wear primarily from the back first, we recommend the use of a pad to lengthen the life of your rug, as well as provide stability and cushioning. We offer two protective options, depending on the construction and use of the rug.
Multisurface Thin Rug Pad
Double-sided for use over both carpeted and hard-surface floors, this nonslip pad provides a moderate cushioned base for a variety of rug types. Will not stain, discolor or leave marks on flooring. Use the polyester felt side over carpeted surfaces; latex side is for use on hard-surface floors and floors with radiant heating.
Multisurface Thick Rug Pad
Double-sided for use over both carpeted and hard-surface floors, this nonslip pad provides a firm, cushioned base ideal for all rug types, especially hand-tufted and hand-knotted wool rugs. Thicker pad hides irregularities in stone and tile floors, reduces puckering around furniture legs, insulates noise and cold, and makes vacuuming more efficient. Use the polyester felt side over carpeted surfaces; latex side is for use on hard-surface floors and floors with radiant heating.
Polyester and latex made from post-industrial recycled fibers. Specially treated to prevent bacteria, mold and mildew. Flame retardant. Green Label certified.