If you are looking for top-quality area rugs that are made in America, your best source is definitely Rugs Direct. We currently carry well over 3500 styles in a wide variety of colors, patterns, sizes and materials from all of the nation's top rug weavers and manufacturers; names such as Capel Rugs, Colonial Mills, Karastan, Milliken and Oriental Weavers, just to name a few. Offering a full line of authentic American-made products at attractive, competitive prices is one of the reasons you should always check Rugs Direct first when you want to support American businesses and craftspeople.
Below are some of the top brands and collections we recommend that are made in the United States. When one thinks of area rugs made in USA, naturally braided rugs come to mind first and foremost. American braided rugs have been popular since Colonial times in New England, and with the proliferation of woolen mills in the region, it was natural to turn to wool as a primary rug-making material. Today the tradition continues with several well-known manufacturers specializing in the creation of durable, reversible braided rugs.
Colonial Mills has been crafting quality braided rugs for over 30 years from their facility in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Each rug is made to order and is unique. The Catalina collection is 100% polypropylene, making it durable, fade-resistant and ideal for either indoor or outdoor use. It comes in numerous rectangular and square sizes for any application. Contrast this to the popular, oval-shaped Twilight collection, which is a blend of polypropylene with nylon and wool for a softer feel. Most all Colonial Mills collections offer matching braided stair treads, trivets, slices, baskets and smaller accent rugs for a coordinated, American-made look.
Capel Rugs calls itself American's Rug Company, and they too specialize in American-made, braided rugs with traditions of quality going back 100 years or more. One of the most popular Capel collections is Kill Devil Hill, which consists of a unique blend of six different materials and is available in an amazing 33 different sizes and shapes, from small rectangles and ovals to rounds rugs, runners and an enormous 11'4" x 14'4" mansion-sized rug. Another popular Capel collection, also available in a dizzying array of sizes and shapes, is the Sea Pottery collection. Made of 100% polypropylene, this collection is suitable for either indoor or outdoor use.
You'll also find over 100 braided rugs styles made in USA from American Classics at Rugs Direct. They are stain-resistant and quick to dry when wet. The Exeter collection is a 100% synthetic option for indoor and outdoor use, while the popular and beautiful Prestige collection is constructed completely of wool and is noted for its rich, warm, classic tones.
One of the most well-known and time-honored brands of American-made area rugs is Karastan. Going back to 1928, Karastan has been creating beautiful and highly durable floor coverings at amazingly affordable prices. They pride themselves on being indistinguishable from imports, but made by American craftspeople right here in the USA. The Original Karastan collection is made of 100% wool and inspired by classic, museum-quality oriental rugs. If you prefer polyester, look no further than the Spice Market collection, for which Karastan has turned to the Mediterranean lifestyle for inspiration. For Eco-conscious customers, please note this collection is produced from up to 100% post-consumer content, primarily from recycled plastic bottles.
Another major rug manufacturer with deep American roots is the Milliken company, which is known for their many technological innovations in creating unique, high-quality floor coverings. Aptly named, the Innovations collection consists of beautiful, plush area rugs made of 100% nylon in over 100 different colors and patterns. More contemporary designs can be found in the Milliken Modern Times collection, which also includes several simple solid and striped options.
Floor coverings from Orian Rugs, based in South Carolina, are "created with pride in the USA," as their slogan states. They offer an impressive variety of color schemes, patterns and size options to complement any decor. The bright and colorful Aruba collection is durable, stain-resistant and easy to clean. Or for a more subdued palette, there is the Wild Weave collection with its luxuriously plush pile in colors designed to coordinate with any domestic motif.
From their facility in Dalton, Georgia, the Dalyn Rug Company offers rugs in four primary categories: machine-woven, hand-tufted, printed and custom. In fact, Dalyn is the world's largest manufacturer of custom rugs! The made-to-order Dover collection, described as a "textured solid," is loop-hooked of 100% wool and is the definition of luxury. Compare this to the solid-color, shag appeal of the Verona collection with its relaxed style and ultra-thickness.
Last but not least, look to Oriental Weavers for hundreds of gorgeous, traditional styles woven in their US-based manufacturing facility. An excellent choice is the Andorra collection with its blend of multiple yarns and soft pile. We also recommend the Revival collection with its hot, over-dyed look in modern, popular shades. Made of 100% polypropylene, these rugs resist stains and are kid- and pet-friendly.
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