You can give any room in your home a fresh,
new look with an area rug from Levensteins! Our area rug
collection offers styles found both domestically and imported
from around the world. Whether you are looking for a more
traditional “oriental” rug or one in a modern motif visit our
showroom to see the latest in fashion and style!
There are a variety of area rugs
and each has their own characteristics. Hand-knotted,
flat weave, hand-tufted hand-hooked and machine-made are the
This rug is constructed with fine threads of colored yarn that
are hand-knotted through a warp/weft backing and then sheared
to create a pile. Two varieties of actual knot styles are
Persian and Turkish.
Flat Weave :
This rug is constructed without a pile. Colored weft yarns are
woven through warps to create the pattern. Some varieties of
flat weave are kilims, dhurries and soumaks. Needlepoint is
another type of flat weave that is made by weaving the colored
yarns through a pre-made scrim.
Hand-hooked : These rugs are produced with a
tufting gun that works like an oversized sewing needle. It
pushes and pulls threads of yarn through a scrim – a pre-woven
grid foundation. With a hooked rug, the loops of yarn are left
intact to form a knobby loop pile. In a tufted rug, the tops
of the loops are sheared to expose the thread ends for a
softer and plusher cut pile.
In this process, the rugs are woven on mechanical looms. There
are many types of mechanical looms, each with specific
capabilities as to the type of design and textures it can
Selecting An Area Rug:
If you want to cover a room, choose a rug that is two feet
shorter than the smallest wall in the room. If your study is
10’ x 12’ then look for a rug no more than 8’ wide. For a
larger room, such as a living room, look for a rug that covers
and frames the area where the furniture is placed. The rug
should be big enough so that at least the front third of the
furniture sits on the rug.
Entry Hall :
For a hallway, swing the front door open and then measure the
floor from that point so that the first three feet remain
clear. Hall rugs should have at least 6” of floor showing on
Dining Room :
A rug in a dining room should extend at least 18” beyond the
edge of the table so that it accommodates the dining chairs.
Try runners at each side and even the foot of the bed. Or
place a rug one-third of the way under the foot of the bed so
the rest of the rug creates a nice mat at the foot of the bed.