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A thick rug is a rug with a relatively high pile height, which conveys a feeling of greater comfort and warmth to your feet as you sink into that deep pile. A thick rug is also designed to be very durable and to absorb the maximum amount of wear and tear, maintaining its appearance throughout many years of heavy foot traffic.
The pile of a rug refers to the raised surface of its fibres, which is composed of the upright strands or loops of wool or yarn which stand up from the backing. Pile is defined by the density and height of its fibres; a short pile usually refers to a rug composed of close-packed, short fibres, while looser, longer fibres are usually called shag or shaggy. Traditional woven rugs do not have a pile, as they are made on a loom by weaving a horizontal yarn (weft or woof) through the vertical yarn (warp) which is strung on the loom.
The pile height refers to the overall depth of a rug when measured from its finished surface to its woven backing. The height of pile on a rug can vary from a low pile at approximately 6mm to a medium pile measuring between 6 and 13mm, and a plush or shag pile can be between 13 and 20mm, or even longer. A thick rug is therefore one with a high pile height and fibre density.
A thick rug will have a high knot count per inch: in traditional rug-making, individual knots are tied into the warp yarns that define the length of the rug, or into a woven fibre backing, and the knots form the rug's pile. The more knots there are, the more dense the overall surface of the rug. Since this operation can now be done by machine, a greater quantity of knots creates a higher density rug, which will be more stable and more resistant to dirt getting trapped within the fibres.
At Luxury Flooring and Furnishings, we have thick rugs in a wide variety of sizes and thicknesses. The 9mm thick rugs have a bold, modern design and come in several attractive colour choices; the 11mm thick rugs come in a variety of fun designs in vibrant shades; the 12mm thick rugs have a number of traditional woven and more modern patterned options; the 13mm thick patterned rugs have bold modern designs in a range of colourways; and the ultra-dense 20mm thick rugs offer a selection of grey, brown and black designs. Sizes begin at 100 x 150cm and go up to 300 x 400cm, with all sorts of shape variations in between, including runners at 80 x 2500cm.
Placing a thick rug in any room in your home will instantly give it a vast amount of texture and character. At Luxury Floorings and Furnishings we have thick rugs in many attractive styles and colours, so you can be sure the ideal rug is waiting here for you.
Pulsar 1705 Beige Modern Contrast Rug
Kinder 2102 Purple Modern Children's Butterfly Rug
Lima 204 Brown Modern Patterned Rug
Pulsar 1701 White Modern Rug
New York 206 Black Modern Patterned Rug
New York 209 Black Modern Patterned Rug
Kinder 2101 Light Pink Modern Children's Princess Rug
Lima 202 Black Modern Patterned Rug
Lima Brown Modern Patterned Rug
Pulsar 1705 Grey Modern Contrast Rug
Kinder 2103 Multi Modern Children's Bird Rug
Pulsar 1702 Beige Faded Modern Rug
New York 206 Brown Modern Patterned Rug
Kinder 2105 Pink Modern Children's Heart Rug
Pulsar 1704 Grey Striped Modern Rug
Kinder 2101 Pink Modern Children's Princess Rug
Lima 202 Brown Modern Patterned Rug
Pulsar 1701 Beige Modern Rug
Lima Purple Modern Patterned Rug
New York Red Modern Patterned Rug
Pulsar 1705 Grey Patterned Rug