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Guide Carpets BeyondKnots

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The selection of a new carpet can be overwhelming due to the numerous variants and possibilities. Beyondknots helps you find the perfect carpet for your home. Most importantly, you choose a carpet that meets your taste. Ask yourself if you want a statement piece or a carpet that fits into the facility seamlessly?

There are three main factors that you should consider when selecting a carpet:

size, material and processing.  

 

1. Size

The size of a carpet can change the dynamics of a room. However, the decision for the right size of a carpet can trickybe. Are there rules for placing a carpet in a room? Yes, and she's easy to implement: the 4-2-0 rule. Either all four furniture parts are on the carpet and ensure a balanced look in the living room or the front feet or no one is on it.

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Living room carpets

0: In this arrangement, the carpet is positioned under the coffee table in the middle of the room. This type of arrangement is ideal for very compact living areas as they make them more spacious. Ideally, you should leave at least a few inches between your carpet and your sofa - so your room does not work overflowed.

2: In this style, the front half of the sofas, the armchair or the side tables lies on the carpet, while the rear legs are on the ground. This option is ideal if your sofas and armchairs stand with your back to a wall, and it offers the opportunity to create the illusion of more space in closed living rooms.

4: Here all furniture legs are positioned on the carpet to create a clearly defined seating area. This style is best suited for open spaces or larger living spaces. For this, a big carpet is needed - it must be wide and long enough to find all the furniture on it, with at least 20 cm distance between the back of the furniture and the edge of the carpet.

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Bedroom carpets

 0: In this variant runners are positioned on both sides of their bed. Ideally, you should search for carpets that have the same length as the bed. Note that this look works only when your bed is in the middle of your room, as the floor area should be the same on both sides of the bed.

2: In this arrangement, the carpet is positioned under the front legs of the bed. Be generous on all sides, but especially at the front / at the foot of the bed. A little more space at the foot of the bed is not only aesthetically appealing, but also practical!

4: In this arrangement, the carpet is positioned under the entire bed, the edges survive on both sides. So your bed becomes the center of the room and brings a sense of balance and rest in your sleeping area.  

Tip: Decide for the right carpet size by putting newspapers or tape in the size of your future carpet on the intended floor area.  

2. Material

There are many different materials from which you can choose when buying a carpet. So how can you know which material is best suitable for you? Consider like the carpet to your individual lifestyle (eg pets, children) and the environment in which it is used (eg, pedal, possibility of dirt and stains) fits. Strongly stressed spaces such as kitchens or corridors need carpets that are dirt repellent and more resistant.

Wool

Wool is the most common material for carpets, as it is very strong and durable and has a soft, cuddly underground. Wool is won by gentle sheep's skill. It is a renewable, natural raw material with impressive properties: Wool rugs are easy to care for their natural fat content and resistant. Thus, the surface of nature is insensitive to dirt, stains and liquids and can easily be recorded with a damp sponge or cloth. In addition, wool offers excellent thermal insulation, regulatingly affects the living climate and dampens the sound.

Ideal for:Living room, dining room, heavily frequented areas  

PURE SILK

Silky carpets are thin, very soft, glossy and still relatively durable. silk Is made in handmade from the cocoons of the silk spinner and therefore is considered the most luxurious and glossy material. Since the individual silk threads are extremely long, very thin yarns can be made, which are still tear-resistant with low weight. With the thin yarn smaller carpet nodes can be made, creating finer and more detailed patterns. For this reason, the most beautiful carpets of the world are hand-knotted from pure silk.

Ideal for:Bedroom, little stressed areas      

Bamboiss

Bambus Lick, also called viscose, is a natural product that is recovered from raw bamboo strains. The cellulose is extracted from the plant and shaped to a sticky paste. After extraction, the cellulose will leave for drying. After drying it is expelled and becomes a soft, silky yarn. It's a popular fiber because it is breathable like cotton and feels cool. Bambus silk is similar in gloss and softness genuine silk and can be combined with wool to put beautiful accents. Many of our carpets are made from a durable mix of wool and viscose.   

Ideal for: Medium-heavy residential areas, bedroom or corridors. Avoid areas of high humidity.     

COTTON

Cotton is most common for the production of flat-woven carpets, such as. B. Kelims, used. Cotton is very popular because of its tear-resistant, easy to clean and stretchy material for carpet production. On cotton carpets rarely form lint. In addition, cotton is usually cheaper than wool or silk. In addition, cotton is particularly well suited as a durable base tissue of carpets.

Ideal for: Kitchens, nursery, casual places.    

HEMP

The hemp material is obtained from the tissue under the bark of the hemp plant. Hemp fibers feel rough and are particularly robust and resistant. Compared to cotton, the hemp plant is more environmentally friendly in cultivation as it does not require pesticides. Due to their natural compatibility and their robust properties, Hemppiche are becoming increasingly popular for heavily stressed living areas.

Ideal for: Living rooms, high-frequented areas  

ACRYLIC

Synthetic materials often imitate natural materials. Acrylic rugs are as soft, fluffy and feel pleasant. Acrylic rugs are popular because they are cheaper in production than other materials, and on the other hand strong and dirt repellent. In addition, they are ideal for bathrooms and outdoor use as they are quickly drying and resistant to mold.

Ideal for: High-frequented areas, bathroom, outdoor area.    

3. Production

Which manufacturing process is right for me? 

Hand-knotted

Hand-knotted carpets are made with real craftsmanship, have unlimited design and color variations and are at work-intensive. The cursers need months or even years for the production. Hand-knotted carpets are made on a vertical frame and are the highest quality carpets on the market. The higher the number of nodes on the carpet, the finer is he and the clearer the pattern.  

Hand-tuft

Hand-tufted carpets are made by punching individual threads with a "Tufting Pistol" by a fabric. If the manufacturer is a stitch wrong, the whole carpet is ruined - tuften is a very demanding work. When the carpet is finished, a second tissue is glued to the back to hold the yarns in place, which causes the substrate to have another pattern. Hand-tufted carpets require more time to make production, contain high-quality materials and can be more detailed.  

Handwoven

Hand-woven carpets are made by weaving long fabric threads on websites. They are usually flat woven and can be used by both sides if they were not embroidered on one side. The production of a handwoven carpet ensures the villagers in the region a stable source of income. The weaving machines are usually in the house of the Weber and are operated exclusively by hand without electricity.    

Hand-spun

Hand-spun carpets are made on a machine loom and the process requires 1-4 people, depending on the size of the carpet. On the loom, the yarn or weft thread is thrown through the middle of the lower and upper chain. The Weber then condenses the carpet with the clapper and the shot and the chain are woven together.  

Mechanically

Machine-made carpets are made by an electronically controlled machine whose pattern is controlled by a computer or punch card system to produce a repeating pattern. They are often characterized by extremely precise patterns and are usually the cheapest. The yarns are inserted into a thin web tissue, and latex is applied to secure and protect the yarns.  

4. Coloring

Should I choose a natural or synthetic dye for my carpet?

Natural colors

Dyeing yarn is a true art and ensures a unique carpet. Dyeing with natural or vegetable colors is more complicated, more expensive and more time consuming than dyeing with chemical colors. For a bright red you need, for example, about a kilo ground crawl root as a dye per kilo wool. For a strong yellow you need two kilos of dye dyerwow per kilo wool. Further plant fabrics used to dye the wool are turmeric, vintage villas, henna, pomegranate and natural minerals. But the effort is worthwhile: by dyeing with natural colors, the high quality wool retains its natural fat content. The natural-colored and hand-dun wool produces fascinating, unique patterns.

Synthetic dye

If synthetic colors are used to dye the wool, this ensures a more uniform coloring of the yarn and thus for less color changes in the flor.

Care & Maintenance

All carpets should be carefully maintained to get their beauty and value. Here are a few things that you can do to keep your carpet clean and healthy:

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Consider using a protective pad to keep the carpet in place and prevent slipping. Consider it as a base protection that protects your carpet from unnecessary wear, which additionally increases the comfort factor.

Vacuum

Often a carpet does not need much more than being thoroughly freed from dust. Suck your carpet regularly (once or twice a week). Every dirt and grain that is not sucked out is like sandpaper, which remains in the carpet flor and slowly trains its way down to the chain where it starts to grind and carry on the knot. But be careful with the fringes! The fringes are an extension of the warp threads and if they are sucked too often, there is a risk that they dissolve and damage their carpet.

Stain removal

A stain removal can be necessary if z. B. red wine was spilled on your carpet. The stain must be rinsed immediately with a lot of warm water. Place a towel below the carpet to absorb excess water. If water alone does not work alone, use liquid galls (and no chemical cleaning agents to obtain the natural protective film of the wool). Rub the solution from both ingredients on the dirty spot and dab the spot with a damp cloth.

Dents

If you place furniture on your carpet, use protective devices on your feet and make sure you move the furniture every few months a few inches so that no permanent dents in the carpet flor. If you move the furniture, you may notice some dents, but with a little patience you should disappear in a few days.

Replace

Some carpets can replace at the beginning. Be assured that this is not a sign of a faulty or inferior carpet. The lint they see are indeed excess wool fibers, which were caught and included during production in the carpet flor, when the flor was trimmed to its height. This is a natural process and with some patience and vacuuming you will find that it stops gradually.  

 

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