Area Rug Styles

Today, there are so many styles of area rugs. Many are made in their place of origin as well as in other countries or areas. For example:

  • Persian
  • Oriental
  • Chinese
  • Turkoman
  • Caucasian
  • Tibetian
  • Indian Native American
  • East Turkestan
  • Kilims


  • Made from heavy strips of yearn or fabric that has been braided into thick ropes and are then sewn side to side in spirals, ovals, rounds and oblongs.


  • A shaggy looking rug that is very inviting and cozy on your feet.
  • Contemporary rug styles with long pile and natural colors.
  • Often referred to as sheep skin rugs, this textile is made of 100% hand-woven New Zealand wool originated in Greece 1500 years ago.


  • These are area rugs made from natural materials and include Sisal, Jute, Seagrass and Bamboo
    • Sisal
    • Jute
    • Seagrass
    • Bamboo


  • Sisal rug fibers come from the leaves of the Agave Sisalana plant that is grown as a renewable resource.
  • Sisal rugs are durable, provide sound absorption, anti-static, naturally insulating and fire resistant.
  • Moisture absorbent and therefore not recommended for use outdoors or in areas water inside the home such as a bathroom.


  • Jute fibers are striped from their stalks and can be spun into yarn or rope and woven.
  • These rugs are woven with loop or flat construction and have become popular for use throughout the home.
  • Jute yarns are strong and often used as warps in knotted rugs.


  • A product of the paddy fields of China and India; this is a popular choice among designers for its natural beauty and strength.
  • Durable, stain resistant and available in warm beige tones with undertones of green.
  • Various patterns are available such as Herringbone and Basketweave, making them a perfect accent to any room.


  • Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet. Plentiful in supply, they make strong and beautiful area rugs.
  • Bamboo rugs are woven from natural bamboo fibers and feature natural variations in color and offer texture and style to any room décor.