There are various types of flat weave rug and they appear with various names related to where they're from and also how they are made. The flat weave area rugs is typically made of cotton, wool, or a blend of the two. Of course, there are some modern imitators that use synthetic fibers, but most prefer authentic styles that are handwoven and not made by a machine.
The weaving is the same on the front and back, this gives them an advantage over knotted styles because they can be flipped. The look and feel are popular worldwide, and they are durable and long-lasting especially on a set vacuum and cleaning schedule. Professional cleanings will have a flat weave rug looking like new for many years.
Advantages of a flat weave rug:
• Flatweave rugs are usually priced to fit any budget in comparison to a hand-knotted rug style that's the same size. This allows one to enjoy the benefits of a beautiful rug without the astronomical price tag.
• The fact that flatweave rugs are reversible makes them longer lasting between cleanings, which is a huge bonus. Colors and patterns are the same on both sides.
• A flat-weave rug that's hand woven in the Middle East typically carries a high value and is a worthwhile investment as well as a beautiful piece.
• The endless array of colors and design patterns make them easy to match to most types of decor.