That’s flat woven rugs if you didn’t already know. These are rugs that have no pile to speak of the surface texture resembles a blanket rather than a carpet. Many of these are woven like heavy throws using wool, cotton or acrylic fabrics better known as Kilim rugs. You know the sort of thing you’d expect to see in a shop Laura Ashley.. The type of thing you won’t find on our website, simply because in my opinion they are not worth the money. They never stay in place, curl up and move on virtually any surface you put them on. It is literally like having a blanket on the floor.
But it’s the other type of flat weave that I like! The ones produced on Wilton looms and have the backing stiffened to give a rigid stability. With a surface yarn of durable polypropylene woven into the warp and weft (backing) usually with only two to three colours to produce the design. Whats lost on colour is usually made up with the way the yarn skips a row here and there while exposing the weft threads to produce intricate natural textured tones in combinations of herringbone, dogtooth, checks, plaids barleycorn and twills. The Wilton looms can produce virtual high and low yarn finish to create simply stunning effects.
I have to admit flat weaves do lack in comfort because they don’t have a soft pile to sink into. But there are many areas in the home where practicality overrides comfort. For example, halls, kitchens and conservatories are typical of a living space that benefit from less underfoot comfort. Easy cleaning is essential in these locations because they are generally the work areas of the home.
These areas of the home are also the most likely to have a hard floor surface and without a shadow of doubt because of the light weight, thin profile a Wilton woven flatweave rug sits better on a hard floor than it does on a carpet.
When you consider your next rug for an area of the home with a hard floor surface, don’t just head for the deep soft shaggy rugs, take a look first at the flatweaves on offer at rugzone.co.uk and be amazed at the stunning designs and weave patterns on offer.