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See our 'Washable Rugs' webpage
The Braided Rug Company, founded in 2002, is a mail order company specialising in American braided rugs. We are the only outlet for these rugs in Australia, but mail order combined with our personal service allows you to purchase with ease and make important decorating decisions regardless of where you live - so much so we have quite a few repeat customers! Our Sydney showroom is however open on Saturdays should you wish to visit in person. Showroom hours are restricted to Saturdays as we are primarily a mail order business.
(02) 9818 5840
Mail Order / Enquiries
Mon-Fri 9am - 6pm
most Saturdays 11am - 4pm
||PO Box 1236, Rozelle, NSW 2039
Cook Street, Rozelle
Saturdays only 11am - 4pm
Please phone ahead to make an appointment
What are American braided rugs?
American braided rugs are made from braids of yarn or fabric which are coiled and then sewn together into mostly oval shaped rugs. The craft started in New England in the early 1700's and spread across the US as settlers moved west.
Today's 'commercial' braided rugs are still made in the US, they draw on 18th and 19th century designs, and they're assembled by hand so each rug is individual and unique. They also come in a wide range of wool or cotton-blend yarns and fabrics.
Braided rugs are hard-wearing, reversible and easy-care. They have a firm construction, are reasonably heavy and once settled they lie flat ie. they're not unstructured like rag rugs or dhurries which tend to ruck and wrinkle.
American braided rugs have great character and charm, and blend beautifully into country style homes. Wool braids in fabulous colours sit well with Persian and kelims. Cotton braids are soft underfoot in the bedroom or nursery.
A washable range is also perfect for the kitchen, family room, entrance hall, bathroom or laundry; making them infinitely more practical than sisal or coir! Resistant to stains, mould and mildew - they can even be used on a deck or patio provided they're on a clean, smooth surface, protected from the weather and allowed to dry out if they get wet.
Braided rugs are assembled by hand; this means slight variations in size (2% tolerance). Dyeing is done in small lots so colours may differ from rug to rug – particularly those using variegated yarn. This hand-made look is all part of the charm of braided rugs, and with a little care, braided rugs will serve you well for many years.
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The Braided Rug Company is the Australian distributor of US manufacturers:-
- colonial mills - whose authentic braided rugs and accessories are made in Rhode Island , just south of Boston. colonial mills' rugs are classic in design - with solid colours and lattice-work insets.
- Capel - whose authentic braided rugs are made in the Uwharrie Mountains of North Carolina, specialise in high percentage wool and cotton braided rugs in amazing colours!
colonial mills & Capel are two of the most reputable braided rug manufacturers in the US. Established in 1978 and 1917 respectively - they are family run businesses who have been making braids for American families for generations. Their rugs are made to the highest standards from the finest quality materials.
Our Mail Order Service
The Braided Rug Company stocks a comprehensive range of mostly oval rugs (the traditional shape) up to 5ft x 8ft in size - click on our 'In-Stock Rug' page for details - http://www.rugsbraided.com.au/page/in_stock_rugs.html .
For discontinued designs go to http://www.rugsbraided.com.au/page/sale_rugs.html
For ease of selection - our Special Order rugs are now split into Washable Rugs http://www.rugsbraided.com.au/page/washable_rugs.html , Wool-blend rugs http://www.rugsbraided.com.au/page/wool_blend_rugs.html , and Kids Rugs http://www.rugsbraided.com.au/page/kids_rugs.html .
Any shape / size rug can be specially ordered - round, concentric or rectangular, and larger sizes for under dining tables.
If you need assistance colour matching etc. contact The Braided Rug Company. We can work with fabric swatches, wallpaper samples, even cushion covers to help you select the best rug for your home.
NB. We only accept orders from Australian residents; and we only despatch to addresses in Australia.
Our prices are in AUST. $ DOLLARS and include airfreight from the USA, customs duty & GST.
Only additional charge is postage / courier from Sydney to your home.