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Flokati Area Rugs

By Stacey Kosha, (324 words) Posted in Area Rugs on May 6, 2009
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I like to describe Flokati area rugs as “feet candy”. Your toes will be in heaven when you sink them into the luxuriously soft and deep pile on a Flokati rug. Traditionally, the finest Flokati area rugs are made by rug makers in Greece and contain 100% New Zealand natural sheep wool, from the fiber to the backing. Flokati wool rugs are distinctly known for their long, very plush piles that are created using a very unique method.

The pile on an authentic Flokati rug starts with wool fibers that are hand–woven into long loops that are then cut by hand, creating a cut–looped area rug with a very long pile when compared to most other area rugs. Once the Flokati rug has been woven it is placed into deep vats under mountain waterfalls. The waterfalls pound into the vats for hours, swirling water around and puffing the wool rug fibers, making them extremely plush.

In addition to pleasing your toes, wool fibers are known for retaining their shape well once being crushed and are also anti–static and flame resistant. Flokati area rugs come in different weights, generally ranging from 1000g–4000g per square meter, with higher weights resulting in thicker, plusher rugs. For most settings that will receive any level of traffic, Flokati rugs that are 2000g or higher are recommend. Authentic Flokati area rugs that weigh 4000g per square meter can cost well over $1500.

When it comes to caring for Flokatis, you should vacuum with suction only as a beater bar can catch its long pile. From time to time, the long pile can be brushed with a stiff bristle hair brush to comb out your rug. Some Flokati area rugs can be machine washed, in which case, only cold water and a mild detergent should be used then the rug should air dry. Other Flokatis will recommend a professional cleaning. Also check with and follow the manufacturer’s care recommendations.

To learn more about Flokati area rugs and other popular rugs, visit FindAnyFloor’s Area Rug Glossary.

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Comments (15)

Area Rugs posted on: May 11, 2009

Hand woven and hand made area rugs are truly "candy for the feet". I recently purchased a Flokati area rug and it is the most luxurious and best feeling thing I have ever put my feet on.

Area Rugs posted on: May 11, 2009

Really my recently purchased Flokati area rug is the most luxurious and best feeling thing I have ever put my feet on.

Jamie posted on: May 11, 2009

I bought a Flokati are rug for my mom for mothers day. She loves it. It's a mix between classy and soft. Great Area Rugs. Didn't think many people would have heard of Flokati before. Guess I was wrong. Great blog. thank you.

Flokati posted on: May 26, 2009

Flokati rugs are great for moms! I got one for my mommy too! Jamie - good job!

candy posted on: August 12, 2009

Excellent information - thank you. I will definitely recommend your site to my clients. Most people don't know how important the things that you highlighted are.

Chris posted on: October 17, 2011

Excellent article on flokati rugs,it amazes me what they go through in the manufacturing process.

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I really love the natural color of this this rug, the off white. It is really soft on feet. - J. Kale Flagg

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