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Surya Arabia ABA-6253

Difference Between Hand-Knotted And Hand-Tufted Area Rugs

Rugs play an important role in adding textures and warmth to different home corners and play a vital role in deciding the room's aesthetics. Right kinds of area rugs can dramatically improve your room’s overall appearance by giving all the existing furniture and accessories in your room a cohesive look. If you have hardwood or tile floors, then rugs can make your space look and feel cozy. What makes all types of rugs even better is that they can prevent furniture from scratching the flooring. Take a look at this lovely Surya Arabia ABA-6268 rug.

Surya Arabia ABA-6268

If you choose a high-quality, handcrafted rug, your home’s décor will look unique and reflect your personality. Handcrafted rugs come in two types – hand-knotted and hand-tufted. Read to find out what makes them different and how you can decide which one is the best for your home. Have a look at this colorful Surya Santa Cruz STZ-6009 rug.

Surya Santa Cruz STZ-6009

Hand-knotted Rugs

Hand-knotted rugs, also called Oriental rugs are made with a special loom by talented artisans. The intense weaving process requires each knot to be tied by hand on the loom. Also, the fringes that you see on the ends are not just decorative, but the base thread onto which the knots are tied and an integrated part of the overall construction. Some complex designs are time-consuming to make that can even take months depending upon how intricate the work is. Some of their benefits include:

  • Long-lasting heirloom quality
  • Unique artistic details
  • Durable
  • Features symmetrical design on the front and back

Here is an amazing work of art in the form of the Surya Arabia ABA-6273 rug.

Surya Arabia ABA-6273

Hand-tufted Rugs

On the other hand, a hand-tufted rug is produced comparatively faster and is a lesser unique process. These rugs are also made using some hand-operated tools along with some machines but the combined process is less time-intensive in comparison to tying each knot in an Oriental rug by hand. The rug weavers use a tufting gun that helps in punching the yarn or wool through a stretched canvas to create an eye-catching pattern. Once the pattern is complete, a fabric backing is glued on to finish the piece.

Surya Riley

Since the strands here aren’t knotted into the wool; such designs can be completed more quickly than the hand-knotted ones. The making can be as quick as a single day. Their benefits include:

  • Affordable price
  • Machine-made options help give a unique look
  • Decorative fringe won’t affect the rug if damaged or removed
  • Inexpensive when replaced
Surya Santa Monica SAC-2304


Whether you choose hand-knotted rugs or hand-tufted rugs, it all comes down to your personal preference. If you want something unique that can last for decades, opt for an Oriental rug. A hand-tufted rug is more affordable to purchase and replace. Visit Grayson Luxury to explore the most amazing collection of luxury Italian furniture and other luxurious home décor accessories. We, at Grayson Luxury, are offering complimentary online e-design services and luxury outdoor furniture. We cater to all your requests, from fabric samples, catalog shipments, CAD designs, to inspirational boards. Our designers are always ready to accommodate any requests virtually.
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