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Types of Rugs

 Oriental rugs have enchanted and fascinated owners and viewers throughout the world for
centuries. Their painstaking craftsmanship, enchanting patterns and magical beauty captivate
everyone. They are dreams made incarnate…twisting labyrinths of flowers, mystical animals and ancient symbols.

   The traditional patterns have been handed down through countless generations, yet they are
infused with individuality when a weaver sits down at the loom and creates his own
interpretation of the dictates of history.

   They are the embodiment of beauty and when we open ourselves to their message and take
delight in their exotic designs, we enrich our lives immeasurably.


For the creative and young at heart choosing modern rugs for the floors will go a long way in
establishing a forward moving, progressive feel in the home, that will delight family and guests. Contemporary rugs laid carefully over polished floorboards, or thrown over
contrasting carpets, will be conversation pieces, and such rug-owners may find themselves leaders of rug chic in the locality before very long.

When buying a contemporary rug don’t just think of paint or wallpaper, consider the furniture, its upholstery, pictures and their frames, and any ornaments in the room where the rug is to be. In this way, the rug will add the dimension desired without forcing total change. Over the next few years, by keeping the whole room in the mind and changing one or two items at a time, the room will stay true to its contemporary innovative living character. Modern rugs work every time.


    Decorating with round area rugs is one of the easiest ways to revitalize, update improve and
beautify any room in your home. Round rugs can turn a drab room into one full of color. Or you can use round rugs to create a focal point or define an area of interest. Round rugs can add warmth to otherwise cold tiles, stone or concrete floors. Round rugs will protect
hardwood floor or wall-to-wall carpeting. The right round rug can tie together all of a room’s decor elements. Best of all, round rugs are…round!

   Round rugs are extremely versatile and can serve numerous purposes in your home. Whether you are decorating your living room, family room, bedroom, kitchen, hallway or patio, there’s a round rug that is right for you. Unlike wall-to-wall carpet, which is normally best kept rather
neutral, round rugs can bring colorful patterns and designs your room without overwhelming it. Plus, unlike carpeting, round rugs can be changed with the seasons- or your mood- and are yours to keep should you move.


Decorating with area rug runners, or simply “runners”, is one of the easiest way to revitalize,
update, improve and create a truly unique feel in the rooms in your home.
Rug runners can turn a drab room into one of full of color and shapes. Or you can use
runners to create a focal point or define an area of interest. Rug runners can add warmth to otherwise cold tiles, stone or concrete floors. Runners will protect hardwood floor or wall-to-wall carpeting. And the right runner can tie together all of a room’s decor elements.
There is no official definition of what a “runner” is. The term is used to describe any rug in which the length is much longer than the width, usually by a ratio of three to one or greater. The most popular runner dimensions is five to one, that is the length is five times greater than the width. Runners are the second most popular shape for area rugs, next
to standard rectangles.

   Not all runners have squared-off-ends. You can find some very attractive and interesting rug
runners with rounded corners and some in the shape of an elongated oval. This gives you a
tremendous amount of design options. Plus you will find that almost any style of traditionally
shaped area rug has a complementary runner in the same colors and patterns. So no matter what the shape of the area you are decorating, you are sure to find a runner that will enhance the space.


The year American retailer and textile manufacturer Marshall Field built a loom capable of
recreating the detailed craftsmanship of a hand-woven rug. From the moment the first
Karastan came off the loom (2:02 pm, April 8, 1928), the Karastan name became Carpet
runners and rugs can transform an ordinary staircase into a luxuriously warm and elegant
focal point in your home. Wrapping a staircase with a carpet runner will make an immediate impression on visitors and create a welcoming environment for you and your family.

Stair runners can add an original, decorative look to your stairwell. They bring an extra splash of color into your home and help to tie together the decor of your second and fist leave. Stair
runners also have a practical use, they help keep your shoes or socks from sliding on the
exposed wood of the stairs.

There are a variety of types of patterns for stair runners. They can be diverse, just like any other rug, to match the decor and theme of your home. Diamonds are a popular theme among stair runners. Diagonal lines in the runners intersect to form the diamond pattern
in the carpet.

Another popular pattern is paisley, which is a more ornate type of look. Paisley patterns are
usually found on dark, rich colored fabrics, and the paisley is printed in gold or brown, or
another contrasting color. Oriental patterns, much like oriental rugs, are another common
pattern for stair runners. This pattern is also more suited for a home with a more traditional decor. The rich palette of the oriental.

Below are a few examples of arslanian brothers vast stair runner collection synonymous with
elegant machine-made rug to the level of the handmade rug, something that was previously
unthinkable in therms of rugs. Introduction of techniques like the TeaWash process and the
LustreWash process has enable Karastan to achieve new heights in rug making. Made in the USA.


​What was once old is new again! Shag rugs by Arslanian Brothers offer a trendy transitional design with deep pile, a soft touch, and a plush appearance.

Shag area rugs make a fun addition to any fashionable space by incorporating texture to the room.

Arslanian Brothers shag area rugs are an ideal addition to a living room, family room, bedroom or child’s playroom.


    Transitional area rugs stand between traditional and contemporary rugs and boldly
encompass the two. Unlike contemporary rugs, their designs are evidently classical, but unlike traditional area rugs, designs acquire new meaning through usage of bold colors and sharper lines and styles.

   The transitional area rug encompasses a large array of designs, motifs and styles. They are good blend of the ancient and the modern, the traditional and the contemporary, and here in lies the special appeal of transitional area rugs.

  They provide original interpretations of floral and classic designs and when combined with
modern senses of color and motifs they provide unique accents to your room.


     Braided rugs have an alluring appeal that has lasted through generations. Some are circular, and in them circles upon circles of changing colors come together. Others stripes of two
opposing hues. Yet others are a palette of changing colors. It is this canvas that makes braided rugs such a strong focal point in a room. It’s the rug that people notice, and the best room decorating ideas for braided rugs simply give the rugs– the floor.

Braided rugs have been around for over a century an they offer a wide spectrum of
functionality and practicality. They are great additions to any home due to their durability and ageless beauty. Manufacturing of braided rugs has evolved through the years and the quality for the rugs has greatly improved. More intricate designs can be made for the rugs and it is sturdier and longer lasting than ever before.

Today, many braided rugs are made from different kinds of fabrics in many styles and
textures. Braided rug manufacturers are constantly looking for new rug designs to keep
products diverse. Different styles are mixed and matched to produce distinctive yet appealing braided rugs.


A broadloom carpet is simply any type of carpet which is woven on a very wide loom. These carpets carry a distinct and obvious advantage when they are used to create area carpeting in large rooms, as they can be installed without creating seams. As standalone rugs and carpets, broadloom carpets also carry a size advantage over machine-woven carpets produced on more narrow looms. Many carpet supply stores stock broadloom carpet for people who wish to consider it as an option when installing carpeting.

A side range of style and designs of broadloom carpet can be created. Modern carpet looms are operated with computer programs, which allow people to precisely program desired
patterns and sized. The computer can also be used to dictate the height of the pile, and any
additional features. Broadloom carpet can be pile woven or loop woven, and it can integrate a wide variety of colors. If the carpet is intended for use as throw rug, borders can be
programmed into the loom.

Construction materials for broadloom carpets vary. It is possible to find natural materials like wool, horsehair, and sisal, typically for a moderate price, along with synthetics like nylon and plastic. Some synthetic broadloom are designed to be fire resistant to meet regional building codes, either with the use of chemical treatments or special fibers. The backing of a
broadloom carpet tends to be extremely durable, so that the carpet can withstand hard use.




    For over 80 years, the Couristan brand has been revered as an icon of style and quality for its
exquisite area rugs, wall-to-wall carpeting and custom floor covering fashions.

Woven from natural fibers, like wool, jute and cotton, as well as various synthetic blends, each
collection offers a diverse selection of beautiful, distinctive designs and patterns in today’s most sought after color combination. As a pioneer of new constructions and color techniques, the company is currently weaving power-loomed area rugs consisting of up to 36 shades of color. In addition to its advanced color techniques, couristan’s power-loomed assortment
features a full-range of size and shapes, providing consumers with endless decorating
solutions for the entire home.

Since its establishment over eight decades ago, Couristan and its entire team has dedicated
itself to a universal commitment of excellence. Weaving four key components into every
product-Trust, Style, Quality and Innovation-Couristan has earned its place as one of the highly regarded companies in the floor covering industry. This long standing position of
success is a direct result of providing customers with the highest levels of design, value and customer service. As a family-owned and operated company, Couristan has managed to keep a watchful eye on the past, while continuing to focus an intent eye on the future. Over 80-years young, Couristan is full of life, filled with inspired fashion and more vibrant then ever before.
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