Braided rugs go all the way back to the 1700's where rugs were hand braided with strips of old clothing. Patterns and color choice were not important, as they used what they had on hand. Hand braided rugs have come a long way since then, now using different materials and endless patterns but the lasting design remains the same. Intertwined cotton or wool makes for a stunning finished product for all decor themes. From soft pastels for the nursery, to blended primary colors for your living room, a braided rug becomes a statement piece to your room.
There are many benefits to using a braided rug instead of a hand hooked or machine woven rug. They hold up extremely well in high traffic area, and are reversible for longer wear. Blot stains, vacuum regularly and you can even wash the smaller ones in the washing machine and take a hose to larger ones! (be sure to follow manufacture guidelines on this :) The more you care for your braided rug, the longer it will last.
While protecting your floors, braided rugs are also a gorgeous addition to your home. Available in hundreds of color combinations including solid colors, braided rugs are perfect for your vintage, country, contemporary and modern decor.
It is not uncommon for these rugs to last for generations, and we feel they are well worth the investment to purchase. Be sure to research all the colors before purchasing to make sure you are getting exactly what you want. There are several large braided rug manufacturers here in the US that have been around a long time and produce well made, beautiful rugs.
We have worked with several of these companies over the years and can recommend them based on quality of product, customer service, timely ship times and guarantee on their products. Whichever one you choose, enjoy your beautiful braided rug!!