Hand-tufted rugs are made by using tuft gun. First, carpets design is drawn on the base, showing where particular type of yarn should be. Next by pushing loops of wool through said base is imprinted with the pattern. After this is done, another foundation is glued to the base and, when the latex glue dries, a protective cloth is added and rug is sheared to cut all the loops on its top in order to create a pile. Finally, carper is trimmed and majority of loose strands of yarn cleaned. Because the whole process is neither complicated nor expensive, hand-tufted rugs tend to cost less than for example hand-knotted ones. This does not mean that they are of inferior quality! As with everything, how good hand-tufted rug is depends on what materials are used and it's weaver's skill.
Most popular fibers used for hand-tufting are wool and cotton, often both at the same time. What characterizes this particular type of carpet is its soft surface, not as thick as pile rugs, but abundant enough to make it wonderful to touch. Comparing to other styles of weave, hand-tufted rugs are pretty short lived, although with a good care they might last you decade or more. Their life span is not necessary a bad thing, as it allows its owner to change carpets as frequently as he or she wants.
Hand-tufted carpets are a great alternative for hand-knotted carpets. Equally beautiful, but less costly, they will be a perfect choice for those, who want to follow trends or like frequent changes. Great diversity of hand-tufted rugs will please even the most demanding ones. We encourage you to browse our exquisite collection and look for that one special rug, that will make your room look right. Who knows? Maybe it will be a hand-tufted one.