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Rugs 101: This is flatweave

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A rug that is woven on a loom rather than being knotted, is a flatweave and they are specific. They generally have thin pile and their patterns are quite often vibrant and typically with a graphic pattern. And patterns are so popular now.

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Rugs known as Dhurries, kilims and sometimes Aubusson designs incorporate this style rug. Their design, weight and adaptability, work well in a variety of environments and with many different styles of furnishings and types of décor.

If the pattern is a wide stripe—that can be a counterpoint to a more formal room. A bold geometric pattern often pairs with a second smaller pattern either for a bohemian look or is apropos for a layered setting with many elements.

Flat weaves are also good for:

Casual beach settings

Covered outdoor rooms

Spa bath sitting areas

To ground more formal living rooms

They are durable, easy to vacuum and are hardworking.

Take a look at the slideshow for some examples.

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