Beware of “fake” tufted rugs. These rugs may look ok from the front but they are simply held together with glue (and often they smell of glue).
These are not hand knotted rugs but they are often portrayed in vague and misleading terms like “handcrafted” or “hand tufted”.
These rugs typically fall apart after a few years. And they do not hold up to rug washing very well.
But don’t take my word for it. I just came across this great blog entry from someone else (who goes by the blog name “Rug Chick”) that really explains this very succinctly. Check it out here.
At Nomad Rugs we sell only hand knotted carpets. We never sell tufted rugs.
Thanks for your great article Rug Chick!