Don't buy off the rack. Be 100% in charge.
We make rugs and that's all we do. Our rugs are designed and hand crafted in the U.S.A., at our workshop in Maryland. We specialize in custom, quality, and choices. We don't "source" our rugs from overseas, we construct them ourselves. What that means, is that we have absolute control over the quality to bring you a better rug.
All rugs are not created equal. Our best customer is one who has experienced our rugs. Our rugs are for those who want something more than what is commonly available- something more comfortable, and something that will last. We hand craft our rugs with the finest materials available, from virgin New Zealand wool, to the backing material, which is extremely durable and rot resistant. Our finishing materials and processes are the highest quality.
Wool is strong, static-resistant, and pleasing to the touch. It is the fiber that most synthetic fibers are meant to imitate. Wool is resilient and also naturally stain-resistant and flame-retardant. Wool is also 100% sustainable, and 100% renewable.
Acquiring fine rugs is an investment that will be shared and valued for generations. Our rugs are put to work everyday and can be placed into further service for generations.
Choose your own colors, design, texture, pile height, size, and shape. Buy a rug that will last for years and years.
For those interested in technical details, this is how we make our rugs:
- We start with a premium fine weave waterproof primary backing material/ cloth. It is made to resist moisture and helps make the pile dense. It is made of woven polyester, not cotton, for longevity and moisture resistance. Cotton backing rugs can break down with time.
Different colored wool yarns are then inserted via tufting, color by color, row by row, tuft by tuft, section by section, into the back of this fabric, like a painting. Our yarn is 100% virgin New Zealand long staple wool. The tufting is done using hand held power tools and manual tools. One of the things that make our rugs last, is the tightness and density of the tufting. Throughout the process there is constant checking and double checking, for the trueness of the design, and for the density quality. In the Ferrari rug on the right below, there are actually over 2 million yarn ends!
After the tufting is complete and carefully checked, the face side is finished and groomed by hand. We do not use fabric as a "backbone" for our rugs such as on cheaper imports.
About Value and Cost and True Comparisons
A JAN area rug may cost more initially compared to cheap imports, but over time the quality rug will last longer. A cheaper rug will have to be replaced sooner, costing more money, and during it's life span will not be as comfortable nor as beautiful as a quality rug. Compared to like kind quality rugs, J.A.N. Rugs are if not a bargain, a great value.