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A rug is a textile floor covering typically consisting of an upper layer of pile attached to a backing. The pile was traditionally made from wool, but, since the 20th century, synthetic fibers such as polypropylene, nylon or polyester are often used, as these fibers are less expensive than wool. The pile usually consists of twisted tufts which are typically heat-treated to maintain their structure. The term "rug" is often used interchangeably with the term "carpet", although the term "carpet" can be applied to a floor covering that covers an entire house, whereas a "rug" is generally no bigger than a single room, and traditionally does not even span from one wall to another, and is typically not even attached as part of the floor.

Area Rugs can be produced on a loom quite similar to woven fabric, made using needle felts, knotted by hand (in oriental rugs), made with their pile injected into a backing material (called tufting), flatwoven, made by hooking wool or cotton through the meshes of a sturdy fabric or embroidered. Carpet is commonly made in widths of 12 feet (3.7 m) and 15 feet (4.6 m) in the USA, 4 m and 5 m in Europe. Since the 20th century, where necessary for wall-to-wall carpet, different widths of carpet can be seamed together with a seaming iron and seam tape (formerly it was sewn together) and fixed to a floor over a cushioned underlay (pad) using nails, tack strips (known in the UK as gripper rods), adhesives, or occasionally decorative metal stair rods. Wall-to-wall carpet is distinguished from rugs or mats, which are loose-laid floor coverings, as wall-to-wall carpet is fixed to the floor and covers a much larger area.

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Radici Rugs | Danbury, CT
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All products are produced in Italy and stocked in South Carolina. Radici USA does some finishing of area rugs (cutting and surging of runner) to accommodate our growing customer base. 

Capel Rugs | Danbury, CT
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Select from the most beautiful rug designs in the world.  

Thorndike Mills Rugs | Danbury, CT
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Thorndike Mills Rugs 


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Thorndike Mills melds the techniques of yesteryear with modern day technology. Using only the highest quality NEW cloth material or yarn-spun fabric, Thorndike Mills creates authentic reproductions of Colonial Americana, as well as designs to compliment today’s country décor with their original design heirloom quality braided rugs. 

Stanton Rugs | Danbury, CT
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Acquisition builds on Stanton’s market position as a leader in the premium carpet . 

Kalaty Rug | Danbury, CT
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Kalaty Rug 


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Founded by Mirza Kalaty with the aid of his sons in 1979, the company is now ready to grow into the next millennium with newer designs and innovative colors, along with a continuing commitment to providing its customers excellence in service. 

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