Cheap Braided Rugs
by Giorgina Devereaux
Cheap braided rugs are a great way to decorate your home on a budget.
A braided rug is essentially a rug that is braided together to form a rectangular, square, oval, round, heart shape, or a long runner.
There are a variety of colors to choose from that when blended together create an unmistakable warmth and richness of texture.
They are versatile because they can be used in the living room, dining room,
or anywhere else you would like to add color and warmth. Since they come in a
variety of sizes and color combinations, it makes them perfect for all areas and
surfaces. It gives your home a comfortable and welcoming feel that is not
stuffy and formal. You may use them on all types of flooring, including bamboo,
cork floors, and ceramic tile.
It’s their versatility and durability that makes these rugs desirable. They
are soft to walk on because of their thickness and have a long life since
braided rugs are reversible.
Banded Braid: This is a style of braided rug where
the widebands of solid or multicolored braid form a predetermined pattern that
is consistent for each rug.
Center Braid: A center braid consists of the center of the rug being
composed of a single solid color and surrounded by a series of multicolored
Cloth Braid: These rugs are made of true cloth braids cut from large
rolls of fabric. With cloth braids, large rolls of fabric are first cut into
narrow strips measuring 1”–3” wide. Each strip is then folded along the outer
edges and then again in the middle to form an enclosed 4-ply strand. Not only
does this create a clean edge, but it gives the braid added strength.
Flat Braid: Flat braids are the traditional technique of making
braided rugs. This type of rug is produced with yarns that are braided around
two parallel cores.
Pliant Braid: This is a simple process of flat braiding where one
strand is woven over the other. The pliant braid is usually thinner than a flat
braid, with the number of strands ranging from four to twelve strands.
Round Braid: A round braid is generally produced by weaving four or
more strands of yarn or fabric around a single, solid core.
Standard Braid: The common 3-strand braid is considered a standard
braid. With a standard braid, three strands of material are used and the
outermost strands are brought back over to the center of the braid. There is no
limit to the number of strands that can be used with a standard braid.
Tube Braid: This type of braid is sometimes referred to as “tubular
braiding” where the yarns are woven around a center core of material.
Yarn Braid: A yarn braid rug evolves from yarn in
its initial state to a beautifully finished area rug. This type of rug is made
from several 3-ply yarns braided together.
Yarn braids are
produced from rolls of yarn that are first woven into flat strips, rolled onto
spools, and then three or more of these yarn strands are combined to form the
final braid. The braid is then rolled into the desired shape and stitched
together to form the finished rug.
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