Simple Steps to Tell the Difference Between 3 Main Rug Types

Ready for a crash course in handmade, machine-made and hand-knotted wool rugs? Our in-house expert is here to tell you everything you need to know about the difference between these three types of rugs and how to spot them.

Robert “The Rug Guy” from Green Front Furniture’s Raleigh location shows us the three most important rugs at Green Front Furniture. Robert discusses the simple steps in telling the difference between machine-made, handmade and hand-knotted rugs. Learn the tips and tricks to spotting a genuine hand-knotted wool rug, what to look for, including Robert’s easy techniques for quickly checking for a knot count and spotting the authentic way this type of rug captures the light.

True or false? An authentic hand-knotted rug can change colors depending on the nap? You’ll have to watch to find out!


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