Rug Terminology

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a “rug” and a “carpet?” While most people who are generally consumers use these terms inter-changeably, there lies a distinction within the floor-covering community that industry members understand and relate to on a regular basis.

When dealing with rugs, it is advisable to acquaint yourself with some commonly used terms in the trade community. Familiarizing yourself with these terms will help you communicate more effectively thereby ensuring a smoother purchasing experience.

As a side note, we’d like all our customers to know that a rug or a carpet and its various components can be referred to by different names as part of local culture. Some of these names are – Kaleen, Galeecha for rugs and Kaati for yarn. Helpful terms that come in handy while purchasing rugs made locally in any area around India.