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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! 

Phone:

 (02) 9818 5840

Phone hours:

Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm
Most Saturdays 11am - 4pm

Email:  info@rugsbraided.com.au
Postal Address:  PO Box 1236, Rozelle, NSW 2039

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.