Paying homage to nature’s purest pleasures, the Outdoor Escape Collection is Couristan’s newest addition to the weather-resistant area rug category. Offering picturesque renditions of various outdoor scenes, these durable performance area rugs have a novelty appeal that is perfect for complementing themed decor. Featuring a unique hand-hooked construction, each design in the collection showcases a textured loop pile that adds dimension to the motifs. With patterns like beach landscapes, lighthouses, and sea shells, these outdoor/indoor area rugs create a soothing atmosphere reminiscent of treasured vacation spots and outdoor hobbies. Welcoming the delights of bare feet, they are surprisingly sturdy and are designed to withstand the rigors of outdoor elements. Made with 100% fiber-enhanced Courtron™ polypropylene these whimsical floor fashions are mold and mildew resistant and can be used in a multitude of spaces, like covered outdoor patios, sun-rooms, and kitchens.
- 100% Fiber-Enhanced Courtron Polypropylene
- Exquisite Hand-Hooked Construction, Outdoor-Themed Novelty Motifs
- Water,Mold/Mildew Resistant
- Provides Durable Performance in Frequently Used Spaces Inside and Outside the Home
- Approximate Pile Height: .25″
- Easy-care maintenance.
- Hand-Hooked In China.
Weaving in which no knots are used. The weft strands are simply passed through the warp strands. Dhurries are flatwoven area rugs that are usually made of cotton or wool. Kilims are generally finer, tapestry-like flatweaves.
In creating a hooked area rug, a canvas cloth is first attached to a frame. Using a hooking instrument or device and following the pattern, the weaver punches the yarn up through the canvas, creating a looped pile. Next the area rug is taken off the frame and a layer of latex glue is spread over the back of the area rug. This is necessary to hold the yarns in place, as they have not been knotted or tied into the foundation of the area rug. It is important to note that the long ends of wool that often appear on the surface of the hooked area rug (called sprouts) must not be pulled for this very reason. If they are pulled, versus cutting them even with the pile, it will result in a section of missing wool and will damage the area rug.
After applying the glue, a cloth is attached to further protect the back of the area rug. Lastly, the edges of the canvas are turned under and stitched. The quality and durability of hooked area rugs vary, but it is mostly based on the point size; the smaller the loop the better. Gross point is the largest loop size and is used for a more detailed design.