Rugs offer homeowners a way of adding more character, charm and colour to any room, and can provide a relatively inexpensive means of changing the look of the room without changing the entire floor covering. Rugs may be made using materials such as natural fibres, furniture fabrics, silk and even bamboo grasses.
Traditional European and Middle Eastern rugs are extremely popular today among homeowners, whilst manufacturers of contemporary rugs often use combinations of many different types of materials and different twist levels of the yarns to create dramatically different looks. Different degrees of twisted yarns may be inserted into rugs to give a more textural appearance. Loops with cut piles, bold patterns and silk highlights may be used to add a bold accent to contemporary rugs.