Karastan wool area rugs are renowned for their exquisite beauty, quality, and resilience and are built to last. Karastan wool area rugs are manufactured in America at the Mohawk Eden, North Carolina mill.
Karastan Rug Production
Many Karastan wool area rugs are made of high-quality worsted wools of New Zealand. There are two types of Karastan wool rugs:
Woven – These types of wool rugs are designed to resemble woven Oriental rugs with the yarn pattern appearing both on the front and the back of the rug. Woven Karastan rugs are made on an automated mechanical loom.
Tufted –Tufted types of wool rugs have a backing material glued over the back of the rug – therefore the pattern of the rug is only visible from the top.
Tufted Karastan rugs are made by first transferring the rug pattern on a “cartoon”. The “cartoon” resembles a large paint-by-numbers sheet with individual yarn colors and placement of these yarns integrated within the printed pattern.
Next, the pattern is hung on a large loom. Workers then punch dyed yarns, corresponding to the pattern, into the cartoon foundation, apply latex on the backing, and then glue on a “scrim” (secondary backing) when the pattern is filled in. Lastly, the top yarns are sheared to the desired height and pattern.
Tufted Karastan area rugs are less expensive than their woven counterparts however they are of high quality and will last for decades with the appropriate maintenance and cleaning.
Karastan Area Rug Cleaning
Karastan wool area rugs are cleaned just like hand-knotted Oriental, Turkish and Persian rugs. Karastan recommends cleaning your genuine wool area rug at a rug-cleaning facility that specializes in cleaning wool area rugs.
Oriental Rug Salon is a specialty area rug cleaning company specializing in the cleaning, restoration, and repair of wool and silk area rugs throughout Lee, Charlotte, and Collier County Florida. Our rug cleaning plant is staffed by experienced-certified rug cleaning professionals who are supervised by one of the leading rug masters in Florida.
All cleaning efforts at Oriental Rug Salon are performed by hand. We do not use impersonal, automated batch cleaning equipment that can be found at high production “cleaning” shops. Every area rug trusted to our company is inspected, photographed, dye-tested, dusted, and hand-washed in a specialty bath by hand. From the moment the cleaning process begins until the area rug is dried and final inspected, your cherished area rug is under the watchful eye of a rug cleaning professional.
Oriental Rug Salon is A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau and a seven-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award. In addition, we are certified by the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).