Elementz – Fetuuccini Shag, Angelhair and Metalic
Elementz offers a selection of carpets that are metallic or have unusual blends such as braided shag and even the softest collection of angelhair pieces.
It also includes some of the afore mentioned Fettuccine shag, the rich Starburst shag, in all the colors from in the round rug section, such as wine and turquoise, even multicolored rainbow and antic, as well as soft neutral tones like champagne, black or metallic gold.
The collection called Festival is an explosion of color, geometric shapes and forms that is a series primarily hand-tufted and carved in what is called Favriel. What is Favriel? It’s a material that’s specifically known for its ability to retain intense color and offer a textured feel that’s akin to wool while being a none-shedding acrylic that’s very durable and great for high traffic areas.
The Festival collection offers rugs that are thick and plush and luxurious to the touch, custom crafted, dyed and tufted by hand in China. The pile of these carpets is from a half to three quarters inch in thickness. The sizes of these pieces are around 5 by 7 feet, however specific sizes can be ordered
Another series by Foreign Striped indoor outdoor rugs is the collection called Martini. These are contemporary pieces with swirls and circular motifs in modern red, black and white colors that have a chic uptown Martini bar feeling. Ideal to combine with stainless steel, sleek metals and glass, leather or modern furniture that’s minimalist or architectural in shape.
The carpet itself is finely tufted by hand in India using a variety of multi-fibers that allow for a textured, carved allure for which Foreign Accents is famed. These are exceptional quality carpets, not cheap striped indoor outdoor rugs that you can get just anywhere. They boast being the best tufted rugs on the market and best of all, they can be customized to suite your needs. The pile is about an inch thick and the sizes are usually 5 foot by 8 foot (unless other dimensions are requested). Remember that if you want to order any of these pieces online, the ones that are in stock will ship quickly, but the custom variations can take up to 12 weeks.
Designer Home Striped indoor outdoor rug Creations by Michael Payne
There’s also a designer line by Michael Payne. Although they are also hand-tufted and/or carved and use the wool-like acrylic yarn called Favriel, what separates them are the singularly artistic geometric patterns from the visionary inspiration of designer Michael Payne.
They are much more than area rugs, but considered floor-art, with motifs and vibrant colors set in half to three quarter inch pile carpets.
The final series is called Ragtime and it’s all about multi fiber and textured (handmade tufted poly, made in India) to look like plush stone squares or tied rags, depending on the piece. These are very plush carpets with an inch to an inch and a half pile. Again, the standard sizes are about 5 feet by 8 feet, but custom orders are possible.
Because many of the products mentioned are stain resistant, treated with fire retardants and protected against mildew and mold, some can be used outdoors or can be a kitchen striped indoor outdoor rug where spills and traffic might make other cheap carpets not a good choice.
We love the modern and versatile Foreign Accents collections, but we also offer information on oriental and Persian wool area rugs, as well as striped indoor outdoor rug that can withstand a lot abuse from the elements. We provide guides on buying carpets and also on choosing the best Wool Rug cleaning solutions, and offer specific recommendation on how to care for your carpets.
There’s also a segment that’s specifically written for those who are upgrading or decorating their bathrooms and are looking for bathmats, water resistant rugs and Bathroom Sets.
We know that most carpets and rugs will wear better if they have a protective layer of padding under them, therefore we offer a guide on buying Carpet Underlay, and although the products we suggest are mostly for the UK market, the ideas are valid for wherever you may live.
And, if you’re installing runners on stairs, you may be wondering where to get Stair Rods that are affordable. We provide a guide on what’s offered online and provide basic information on carpet installation.
If you have a particular carpet or rug brand that you’d like us to review, we’d love to hear from you. Even if you’d just like to show off your own design or how you’ve decorated a particular room, we’d be delighted to have a look, and if it’s eye-catching and unusual, we might showcase you in one of our posts.
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