Area Rugs in Dallas and Fort Worth

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Beautiful, handwoven area rugs are among the most versatile and elegant flooring choices underfoot. Layering a room with area rugs, draperies and accessories is a wonderful way to anchor the room and add color and texture to your decor. To keep the palette consistent, choose rug colors that tie into the colors of your draperies and upholstery.

Fine Floors by Ed White has several options in stock for you to choose from, or we can help you create a designer original.

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We carry the latest in fine area rugs with great choices in stock, but we can also assist you with the design of a custom rug in virtually any size or color scheme imaginable to match your design scheme. Or maybe you've found a certain fabric or a painting with a unique design that you would love to duplicate in your custom area rug. If so, be sure to Visit Our Showroom to find out more and arrange to speak with one of our expert design consultants.

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How Area Rugs Are Made

Area rugs are very similar to carpet in terms of construction.

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However, the most desired area rugs are handwoven, making them priceless heirlooms that can be handed down for generations to come. If you want it in a flash, our in-stock area rugs are a convenient way to add beauty and charm to any room. When selecting an area rug, consider three area rug fundamentals: weave, knotting and dyes.

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Three Types of Weave:

The three types of weave that greatly affect how an area rug looks include: 

  • Pile Weave - Also known as knotted weave, pile weave is the most common method of weaving. In pile weave, a knot is created by wrapping yarn around two adjacent yarn strands. An area rug can have anywhere from 25 to 1,000 knots per square inch. All knots are hand tied.
  • Flat Weave - The flat-weave process does not have knots or pile. Yarn strands are passed in and out of the adjacent strands, creating a flat surface. 
  • Hand Tufted - Hand-tufted area rugs are do not have knots. Backing is used and strands of yarn are pushed through and glued in place. This style has a short or tall pile depending on how the yarn is cut.


If you choose a pile weave area rug, consider the type of knot you desire as pile-weave area rugs are made with either an asymmetrical or symmetrical knot indicating where the design style of the rug originated from. Also consider the knot density, which refers to the number of knots per square inch. Finer area rugs have higher knots per square inch, with knots ranging from 25-1000 per square inch.

  • Asymmetrical Knots These are known as the Persian or Senneh knot. These create a very tight weave - considered the finest in area rugs. The asymmetrical knot is typical of Iran, Turkey, Egypt, India and China.
  • Symmetrical Knot The symmetrical knot is used in the Caucus, Turkey and Iran by Turkish and Kurdish tribes.


Either natural or synthetic dyes are used in the process to dye area rugs. Prior to the use of synthetic dyes, only natural dyes extracted from plants, animals and minerals were used.  As the demand for handmade area rugs keeps growing, synthetic dyes have become more popular to keep up with demand. Fine Floors by Ed White offers area rugs dyed in many kinds of synthetic dyes, including Chrome dyes, which are popular for being fade-resistant, affordable and available in many colors.

Fine Floors by Ed White is ready to help you find just the right area rugs for your design project. Call us today to make an appointment to visit our showroom in North Richland Hills, TX. Here you can meet with one our friendly expert design consultants, see our in-stock selection of area rugs, and discuss the design of your custom area rug. If you prefer to inquire via email, please see our Contact Us page and drop us a line. For all of you flooring needs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Fine Floors by Ed White has you covered.