When purchasing a rug, there are numerous factors to consider. What size is optimal for your space? Which colors complement your decor? What style and pile height do you prefer? Will you buy handmade or machine-made? In order to make that last choice, you have to know the difference.

It's easy to appreciate a beautiful rug, but identifying its construction can be tricky without the proper knowledge. This is especially true among handmade rugs. What is the difference between hand-knotted and hand-woven? Are hand-tufted rugs really handmade? James Royce is here to help you answer all of your rug-related questions.