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Machine-Made Rugs

Machine-Made Rugs

Machine-made rugs also are sometimes called power-loomed rugs. When you see the words “Wilton Woven” to describe a rug, this means that they are made on machine-operated Wilton looms. These rugs are usually made in Europe, often Belgium, and are made from the same fine wools that are used for hand-knotted rugs.

Synthetic rugs are made in the same way Wilton Woven rugs are, except that they are made from synthetic fibers such as rayon, nylon and polypropylene blends. These rugs have a latex backing that is sprayed on. Synthetic woven rugs are made all over the world, but many come from Egypt. Typically, synthetic rugs are very durable and are good for high-traffic areas.

Machine-made rugs can withstand high traffic, and will begin to wear out after 12 to 20 years of use. High traffic areas include hallways, family room and entryway. Medium traffic areas include the dining room and home office. Low traffic areas include bedrooms and formal living room.


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Advantages/Disadvantages of Machine-Made Rugs


  • Machine-made area rugs are very reasonably priced.

  • Machine-made rugs are high quality and extremely durable, making them great for high-traffic areas.


  • Machine-made rugs are sometimes sold under the false pretense of hand-knotted rugs.

  • Because machine-made area rugs are mass-produced, consumers will not be able to get a one-of-a-kind.

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