Here at Lawrence of La Brea, David has personally curated several Flatweave area rugs to choose from. Flatweave rugs have long been considered the “workhorse” of area rugs for several reasons: affordable, durable, lightweight, easy to care for, and many others.
Flatweave area rugs are made without any knots at all. Instead, the fabric is interlaced both horizontally and vertically and can be made in a wide variety of fabrics; primarily cotton and/or wool. This allows for the rug to not only lay flat, but often will be reversible. Also, because of the way Flatweave rugs are constructed, they are found in a wide selection of styles.
The Lawrence of La Brea Flatweave Collection offers area rugs in big, bright, bold colors to perfectly accent the décor, patterned, floral, contemporary, muted…you name it, you will most likely be able to find a Flatweave rug to suit you and your vision.
And because Flatweave rugs are so affordable, you can place them in high-traffic areas with the peace of mind knowing they can be easily cleaned or even replaced.
Hand-tufted rugs are crafted using a tufting tool, or tufting gun, to punch the yarn into a fabric backing to hide the glue that is holding the rug together. A stencil canvas is stretched behind so the design can be traced/punched into the rug.
A hand-tufted rug is made partially by hand and a machine and varies greatly from a hand-knotted rug. Hand-tufted rugs have a flat, cut pile surface with a backing added to hold the tufts in place. While hand-tufted rugs are not as durable as those that are hand knotted, they can still last for over 20 years with the proper care.
All of our hand-tufted rugs at Lawrence of La Brea can add character to create the perfect vibe you are looking for!
The mention of wool may no longer surprise you as this material is vastly known for its durability and quality. It has long been the norm that materials sourced from Mother Nature are inevitably some of the finest ones in the world.
Rugs made of wool come at a hefty price only because they last the longest, despite being a soft haven even when barefoot. Even more so if the wool is sourced from highlands where a sheep’s wool is thicker and would be more resistant to dirt, dust, and water.
Natural materials are always the superior quality in comparison to synthetic ones. The material of the base should be wool, silk, or cotton for better quality. Wool rugs should be completely matte in comparison to a shiny silk rug. Natural materials also have an effect of the air quality of the air in the room that it is placed in.