The base has an upper surface and a lower surface and the base is tufted
through with a tufting material to form a number of tufts on the base upper surface and a number of tufting material loops on the base lower surface.
polyamide materials have much more market value than needlepunched polypropylene.
While Machine Woven is straight forward, Tufted is a term used in both machine-made and handmade goods -- to describe products that are extremely different.
Tufted broadloom, in which the United States leads the world, is made in large quantities on tufting machines.
and woven floorcoverings are leading the field in the overall textile floorcoverings market with market share figures of 49.
What's more, because it takes a lot less time to produce a tufted rug than a knotted one, manufacturers are able to deliver more home fashion-oriented rugs on a timely basis.
As David Mink, rug buyer for Macy's East, noted, "What manufacturers are doing with Indian hand-tufted products has very much improved over the last few years in terms of quality and design, and I don't find that consumers are worrying as much whether a rug is tufted or knotted.
Tufted rugs are growing at retail, particularly in mass market channels, according to major producers.
New types of computer-controlled patterning equipment are now offering greater capability for textural and design interest in tufted goods.
Tufted rugs are getting more space in major retail stores, judging by a recent shopping trip to Wal-Mart, Kmart, Home Depot and Lowe's units in Dalton, Ga.
Kmart and Wal-Mart devoted nearly half of their rug department space to tufted area rugs, compared to a quarter or less last year.
When the first Indian-made tufted
rugs appeared several years ago, most of the designs were adapted from traditional Persian patterns.