Hand-Tufted Rug- Making , Identification, Cleaning

by Deepak Maurya

Making Of Hand-Tufted Rug

A hand-tufted carpet begins with a stretched canvas on a frame, with strands of yarn punched into the canvas and the design sketched on it using a tufting tool. The process is less time-consuming and labor-intensive than that of a hand-knotted carpet, and it requires less skill.

How To Know A Rug Is Hand-Tufted?

The best way to tell if a rug is hand-tufted is to look for the scrim backing on the back. Some hand-tufted carpets may be mistaken for hand-knotted rugs. They are often made of wool and may last for up to 20 years, depending on the creator and materials used. Hand-tufted carpets are not made on looms, but rather using tufting guns. Additional patterns can be carved into the rug with a tufting gun.

A hand-tufted rug can have a colorful, geometric, floral, paisley, or striped design or anything else you've seen on a machine manufactured or hand-knotted rug.

Hand-Tufted vs. Hand-Knotted

Hand-tufted and hand-knotted rugs are both manufactured by hand, but that's where the similarities end. Both methods may produce wonderful rugs, but they differ in price, look, and durability.

Depending on the pattern, a hand-knotted rug might take a long time to make. A higher knot density indicates higher quality and a higher price.

Because hand-tufted rugs are manufactured at a faster rate and lack the detail of hand-knotted rugs, they lack the same creative cache and physical quality to persist for generations. They are, nonetheless, more durable than mass-produced, machine-made rugs.

Clean and Care Of Hand-Tufted Rug

Hand-Tufted rugs cannot be washed. Tufted carpets are easily recognizable by the presence of a piece of fabric tacked to the back. Typically, the pile is made of wool. They are comprised of three or four layers that are kept together by latex glue, much like a sandwich. Because latex is a water-based adhesive, it dissolves in the washing machine.

A tufted rug's face is created by punching strands through a piece of fabric to create the pile you walk on. To give the rug stability, a "scrim" or supplementary backing is applied. When we wash a tufted rug, the layers are likely to get loosen.

       1. Vacuuming the Carpet

The brush on a beater bar can stretch or tear the tufted fibers, so use a suction vacuum that does not brush the carpet. If you have a standing vacuum, you may be able to switch off the beater bar. On the side or top of your vacuum, look for a button or switch that allows you to turn off the bar.

Use of a rotary brush nozzle attachment is not recommended. If you need to clean a tiny area of tufted carpet, don't use your vacuum's rotary brush nozzle attachment. The little brush attachment might tangle and break the carpet fibers.

       2. To Remove Stains

Work on the stain as soon as possible to prevent it from setting. Most stains become more difficult to remove once they have dried and become embedded in the fibres. As soon as you detect the stain or spill, get your cleaning equipment and begin removing it.

  • If the stain is dried, dab it with hot soapy water and blot the tufted carpet to lift the stain.

To absorb the liquid, dab a cloth on the discoloration. If you spilt wine, coffee, soda, or a similar staining beverage on the carpet, quickly wipe it out with a clean, dry towel. Firmly press down on it to absorb the liquid and prevent it from seeping into the carpet.

  • Use a clean cloth to avoid transferring dirt or bacteria to the stain.

Diluted vinegar can be sprayed over water-soluble stains such as juice, dirt, or mud. 14 teaspoon (1.2 mL) white vinegar and 4 cups (950 mL) water in a spray bottle Shake the solution and spray the stain until it is moist on the carpet. Then, using a clean, dry towel, blot the stain.

  • Because you will not need all of the diluted vinegar solutions, keep them for future cleaning activities.

Apply soapy water to dark stains such as coffee, wine, or chocolate. 1 cup (240 ml) water, 14 tsp (1.2 ml) liquid dish soap Then, pour it over the stain and wait 5 minutes before blotting with a moist towel.

  • If the stain is still visible, repeat the procedure.
  • After you've removed the stain, apply a dry towel to the affected area.


Before vacuuming, sprinkle baking soda over urine spots. Sprinkle a uniform coating of baking soda over the carpet if the pee is still moist. Allow the baking soda to rest for a few minutes before vacuuming the area

  • Baking soda absorbs moisture and neutralizes odors. If the stain isn't moist, spray it with water before sprinkling baking soda on it.
  • If you have a pet that pees in the same location on your tufted carpet on a regular basis, contact a professional floor cleaner.

Avoid rubbing any form of discoloration. Keep in mind that you're attempting to elevate a stain to the surface so you can remove it. If you brush back and forth or in a circular motion, you are driving the stain deeper into the fabric, making it more difficult to remove.

  • Never use brushes to scrub the stain since brushing can twist and tangle the fibres.

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