Area Rugs : Carpet : Ceramic : Laminate : Logo Mats : Natural Stone : Specialty : Vinyl : Wood :

 
 
Scroll down for Inventory specials...Listed in order by price......Scroll down for Inventory specials...Listed in order by price.
corner corner
 
Product Selection
Adhesives
Area Rugs
Carpeting
Ceramic/Porcelain
Cleaning/Restoration
Cushion/Padding
Fibers/Backing
Flooring Accessories
Installation Materials
Laminate Flooring
LVT/LVP
Mats/Runners
Natural Stone Floors
Specialty Floors
Vinyl/Resilient
Wood Flooring
 
corner corner
corner corner
 
Contact Us
 
corner corner
Home|About Us|References|News & Events|Contact Us |Locations & Hours|Videos  
Welcome

Today, contemporary rugs can be hand or machine made in graphic and contemporary designs which are produced by a number of methods. Although those by 'name' designers and one-offs commissioned for hand-weavers are obviously expensive, cheaper massed produced versions can be very reasonable.

Contemporary or modern rugs are a result of the creative genius of the one designing it. The design concepts can be something copied from upholstery fabric or wallpaper, or original art conceived by someone's imagination. The freedom that one has in concept and design criteria, makes these rugs a very attractive choice for interior decorators and designers alike. Only limited by ones own imagination, the sky literally becomes the limit when considering a contemporary rug as an option in design for that special room.

The artisan who specializes in making these rugs, is as much an artist as the one designing it. Many times, they are one in the same person. Of course we are discussing the hand-made modern rugs at this time. It's one thing to create a design to make into a rug, and quite another to determine the actual carpet to be used in it's construction. For instance, either all one type of carpet can be used or you can incorporate different carpet styles. If one particular style is used, the different colors being used in the overall design are generally separated by carving a bevel where the colors meet to incorporate dimension in the overall design and look of the rug. Although the process of carving is not necessary when making contemporary rugs, it certainly provides for a more 'tailored' appearance to the overall look of the rug and allows each color to stand out and be noticed more.

When different styles are used such as a cut-pile Saxony and a Berber design, more dimension and style can be achieved. The overall product acquires a more custom look overall, and the modern rug now takes on a life of it's own. Because of the intricate nature of working with different and varied carpet styles as well as the care needed to 'fuse' these diverse styles into one beautiful masterpiece, they are much more pricy than their machine made counterparts. Keep in mind though, you are creating a one-of-a-kind piece of art that will be custom fitted to your design needs. That in itself should be worth the investment.

Return to Brand Page


Manufacturers of Modern / Contemporary Rugs
Click here to view brandKathy Ireland™ Rugs
Kathy Ireland's rugs are beautiful, durable, machine-crafted of plush 100% polypropylene in a Wilton woven construction inspired by her travels all over the world. More...
Click here to view brandCouristan Rugs
For nearly 75 years, Couristan Inc. has been a powerful name in the area rug and broadloom industry. More...
Click here to view brandDynamic Rugs
Dynamic is striving to be ahead of fashion and color and make a fashion statement in the market . More...
Click here to view brandRadici Rugs
All products are produced in Italy and stocked in South Carolina. Radici USA does some finishing of area rugs (cutting and surging of runner) to accommodate our growing customer base. More...
Call: 281-587-9949  Contact Us