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By Junior Gupta July 27, 2017 Leave a comment Go to comments


Braided rugs originated as early as 120 years ago. You can buy an expensive rug with a one of a kind design on it, but nothing beats the hand-made and old fashion charm like a braided rug. Braided rugs are made by braiding strips of fabric such as yarn, wool, or leather together, and go great in any kind of room. They can even be hung on walls.

Interior designers take advantage of what these rugs have to offer in regards to style and appeal. These rugs come in various shapes, sizes and colors, and anybody is capable of crafting one.

A braided rug is not just alluring to the eye, but it is quite versatile. They can be easily washed in a washing machine, are reversible, and due to the bundling involved when braiding, are quite sturdy. You can use a braided rug to cover a wood floor, or other floor with very little friction, and help protect floors from wearing out quickly.

Braided rugs struck their peak in popularity at the turn of the 20 th century, when the Arts and Crafts Movement was in full force. The 1920s were a down period for braided rugs, but due to their affordability, were in style once more in the 1930s because of the Great Depression. You can buy braided, primitive rugs today in specialty retail and furniture stores on location or online.

As stated earlier, any kind of material can make a braided rug, including wool. While color and design are important decisions to the human eye, other things to consider are the rug’s sustainability, protection against stains, and price, among other factors. Most modern braided rugs are made of what is called polypropylene, which is waterproof and resistant to mildew.

Rugs can be crafted by hand, but did you also know that there have been machines that have been created specifically for making braided, primitive rugs? These machines contain braided that can apply up to five different color dyes to every strand of a rug. These rugs are cheap to make, as they are to purchase. The downside to an artificially created primitive rug is that their quality takes a dip, compared to rugs made by hand.

When you buy a rug, chances are that it will first have a bump in it from when it was rolled for shipping. You can flatten this out by spreading out your rug on the floor and pushing halves of the bump to opposite ends of the rug.

To clean a braided rug, you can wash most rugs via machine wash. To clean stains caused by liquid spills, blot the rug using a sponge, a white cloth, or absorbent paper towel. It is possible that the color could run during cleaning, so be sure to not clean the rug with other articles of clothing.

Sometimes, your rug may develop what is called a sprout. Sprouts are stray strands of yarn that come from the end of a rug. To deal with sprouts, clip the loose strand off with a pair of scissors. Do not pull it off, as your rug can unravel. If your rug is damaged, whether it gets unraveled or has a hole in it, get it repaired as soon as possible before the problem gets worse.

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