Types of Rugs

Messner provides area rugs in a fantastic variety of materials, weaves, and styles. A rug can literally transform a room! Imagine jute on a terracotta floor - now swap it for an oriental rug! Think of a pastel Dhurri in a little child’s room, and later switch it out for fluffy flokati as the child grows up! Let your imagination run wild exploring our selection of rugs.

Tufted – A great value, tufted rugs are like pieces of cut (or loop) pile carpet, and can be solid, patterned, or bordered. Tufted rugs are mid-range in quality, not heirloom rugs.

Knotted - Knotted rugs, such as traditional Persians, can have very complex designs, and are painstakingly made by hand. The quality of the rug is usually determined by the number of knots per square inch.

Braided - Typically an early American style rug, braided rugs are made of long strips of material usually coiled and stitched together. Braided rugs can be made of wool, cotton, or synthetic material in any color. Some are even made from recycled fabric.

Woven - Rugs that are flat-woven on a loom are often geometric in design and can be made of cotton, silk, wool, or synthetics. Flat woven rugs include Dhurries and Native American rugs, among others.

Naturals - Different grasses are often woven into beautiful rugs, including jute, sisal, and even seagrass. These grasses can be soft like yarn, and flat-woven like a Dhurrie, or hard and woven like a basket. These rugs are beautiful and sustainable.

Carpet Tiles - Versatile and fun, carpet tiles provide a smart solution to challenging floors and let you express your creativity! Choose different colors, textures, or patterns to create borders or unique designs.

Custom Rugs - Create custom rugs by selecting imaginative borders, putting together colors and patterns, or by literally creating your own design. Talk to a Messner consultant about your options!