Few floor coverings offer the same versatility and style provided by flatweave rugs. Known by many different names including Kilim, Navajo, Dhurrie and Sournak; the simple flatweave is defined by its distinct lack of pile and backing, the weft and weave instead comprising the entire rug. Read on to learn more about why we love flatweaves and why you should consider them for your home.
1. Easy to Clean
Typically made from cotton or wool, flatweave rugs are very easy to clean and maintain. Dust does not cling as easily as it would to shag and high-pile rugs, meaning a simple vacuum will remove much of the dirt.
2. Ideal in Both Summer and Winter
Like any rug, flatweaves have excellent insulating properties, easily holding heat, providing comfort and lowering utility costs during the colder months. They are also suitable to use with underfloor heating. As it gets warmer, many people typically switch or move their rugs. If your flatweave is made from cotton, it automatically trap less heat, keeping your home cool and breathable.
3. Perfect for Placement Under Furniture
Nothing completes a room quicker than a rug. The thin construction of flatweaves makes them well-suited for placement under heavy furniture such as your dining room table and chairs, or underneath your couch. A lack of pile means the floor will remain even. There is also no need to worry about dents and flat areas as you would with shagpile and high-pile rugs.
4. Huge Variety of Designs and Styles
The benefits of flatweaves are not only functional. With a huge array of designs spanning every style imaginable, you are certain to find the perfect new addition to your interior, with styles ranging from Scandinavian to geometric.
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These are just a few reasons why we love flatweave rugs. Versatile and stylish, what’s not to love!
You can view our full range of flatweave rugs online here or by calling into our rug shop in Cork, Ireland.
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