Well Woven Rugs | 2022

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Well Woven is an underdog with a great story.

They cut out the middleman. They are one of the very few brands of rug manufacturers that not only does everything in-house, but that also sells direct to the consumer. Are their rugs right for you, though?

In this article we take a closer look at the Well Woven brand, their practices and what they have to offer. We will compare them against other rug brands and help you decide if they have what you are looking for.

Well Woven Benefits

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There are a lot of benefits to choosing a Well Woven rug. Here are the most prominent or important features to many consumers.

  • All in-house manufacturing. You won’t find any middle men or outsourcing here, Well Woven handles everything from production to sales.
  • No forced labor. Child labor and forced labor do not exist in this company and they do not deal with any company that does.
  • Multiple style options. With various sizes, styles, influences and textures, you are sure to find what you need.
  • Customer first focus. The brand is committed to getting the highest quality and most unique rugs direct to their consumers.
  • Savings at every corner. The brand uses more methods of money savings in their practice and products that get passed on to the consumer. Instead of looking for the bottom line they look for repeat business, and get it.

Buyer’s Guide: Choosing the Right Well Woven Rug for Your Space

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Before you head out and buy any rug that fits your space, Well Woven brand or not, there are several key factors you need to consider. Below, we will outline those decision making factors and help you understand why they are important to your purchasing decision.

Coverage Area/Size

Rugs serve several purposes and aside from aesthetics, they offer noise absorption, cushion, comfort and warmth. The size of your flooring that you need covered by a rug is important. Too small and you will still get an echo or have trouble transitioning from hard flooring to the rug.

If the rug is too big, fitting it in the space easily can be a hassle. Luckily Well Woven has a lot of sizes to choose from, including smaller 3×5 rugs up to full room sized area rugs.

Style and Color

When it comes to style, Well Woven has a lot to choose from, but you need to be sure of what you are after as it is easy to get lost in the selections. For example, their Traditional line offers over 200 styles alone.

With styles and colors to choose from you can easily match your desires, needs or current aesthetics. As long as you know what it is that you are looking for, finding a match shouldn’t be an issue.

Size and Dimensions

As we have touched on a bit, there is a need for specific sizes and shapes of your rugs. Whether it is to fit the space or take up a blank area, knowing the dimensions of the rug you need will help your final decision process.

With runners you can cover hallways, walkways or areas in front of sinks and appliances. For square rugs you can place them under tables, in the living room or even under your bed. Round rugs obviously have different dimensions but serve the same purpose. Knowing the size you need will go a long way to making your final decision.

Rugs, Area Rugs and Runners

You also need to decide on the type of rug you need. Runners, for example, are rectangle rugs but are much longer than they are wide. These are ideal for placement in hallways and in front of high traffic areas.

Square and rectangle area rugs are designed as accent pieces in rooms such as your living room or dinning room and to add warmth to the floor in your bedroom.

Warranty

When you invest in a rug you want to know that that investment is protected. The right warranty will help protect your purchase from wear and tear, damage or factory defects. Not all warranties cover the same things or for the same amount of time.

It is important that you understand what your particular warranty does cover. Before you buy you need to read through the warranty and understand the coverage terms as well as the claims process. You may be required to take certain actions before you can make a claim and it is important to know what those requirements are before you buy.

Cost

Finally, the cost is something you need to be well aware of. With rugs in particular the cost range is all over. You can find area rugs for less than $50 and traditional medallion rugs that cover in the tens of thousands.

Well Woven: Brand and Styles

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Well Woven, as a brand, offers one of the largest selections of area rugs in the world. Not only are all of their rugs made and produced by humans at every turn, but the entire process is kept in-house.

There are more unique styles, colors and sizes (as well as shapes) found in each collection than most brands have in total. If you need an area rug, you are highly likely to find what you desire with Well Woven.

Types of Rugs

When it comes to the types, Well Woven has plenty to wade through. They are best known for their traditional line, which is actually traditional. The rugs are still hand woven including medallions and charms as well as hand-woven fringe and tassels.

You will find small area rugs designed to go under a coffee table or in an entryway, larger rugs for under your dining room table and room-sized rugs for your bedrooms. They also have cut-corner rugs, round rugs, as well as hallway and specialty runners.

Whatever type of rug you need you will find it at Well Woven. On the off chance that you don’t see what you are after, they also provide special order rugs that allow you to specify type, size and dimensions to fit your needs.

Styles and Colors

All told, and excluding the special order options, Well Woven offers a rotating stock of about 2025 styles. This includes all seven style options: Modern, Vintage, Geometric, Shag, Tribal, Oriental & Persian and Traditional.

Each style has its own set of colors and details, and each one offers you something a bit different. The basic color schemes are broken down into color groups and include Natural colors, Gray & Silver, Pinks, Reds, Greens, Blues, Whites, Blacks and multi-colored.

With over two thousand styles and multiple colors to choose from (or to build your own), you can see how obvious it is that Well Woven has what you are after, even if you don’t know exactly what that is.

Ordering and Shipping

One of the most unique features of the brand is how they handle sales to consumers. Most big rug companies will sell to distributors or retailers, flooring stores and specialty shops only. To get their rugs you will need to go through a middle man (or two) which can increase the overall price.

Well Woven believes in a direct to consumer approach. While you can find their rugs in flooring and specialty shops as well, they also sell through Home Depot and Lowe’s. Best of all you can buy directly from the brand.

Cost and Warranty

The cost will depend a lot on the style and size of the rug you order. Many standard sizes can be purchased for less than $300 while intricate detailed runners and large, full-room sized rugs can be well over $1000.

The one major drawback is that these rugs do not ship with a standard warranty. While you can expect a great rug and a long lasting one at that, you must request a warranty from customer service. That is also only if your particular style is covered.

Many of the natural fiber and hand woven rugs aren’t on the warranty list. This also includes the multiple selections of Vintage and Oriental rugs that are already over 80 years old. For the rest of the collection, though, a simple phone call can have you sorted with a standard warranty before your new rug even gets delivered.

What Others are Saying

Since Well Woven moved into the retail sector and started selling through Home Depot, Lowe’s and other outlets, their ratings and reviews have grown in support and admiration.

Most people love the vast selections and large style options. Try as we might, we were also unable to find reviews claiming the person could not find what they are looking for.

The obvious negative aspects were there, such as the warranty issue and having to wait extended periods for specialty orders. However, when it came down to it almost every review was positive.

At a Glance

With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to know what to look for or what to research. Below, we look at the various style types in a side by side comparison chart for you to get better acquainted with what is offered.

Please note, that the warranty and cost sections are estimates based on averages from each type and may not be accurate for the specific rug type you choose.
TypeStylesColorsWarrantyCost
Modern567AllContact Customer Service$10 to $300
Vintage545AllNot available$50 to $500
Geometric417Multi, blue, red, green, gray, white, blackContact Customer Service$10 to $400
Shag309Orange, Purple, Pink, Yellow, Red, Blue, Green, Multi Contact Customer Service$40 to $500
Tribal226AllContact Customer Service$100 to $500+
Oriental/Persian223AllNot available$300 to $500+
Traditional223AllContact Customer Service$200 to $500+

Well Woven Pros and Cons

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While Well Woven has a lot to brag and boast about, there are some down sides. When making a final purchasing decision, it is important to know what both sides of the proverbial coin are. In this section we look at the good and the bad from Well Woven and rate the brand on several key factors.
ProsCons
Gigantic selectionMostly synthetic fiber used
Multiple price ranges for all budgetsSmall selection with available warranties
More color and style options than any other brand 
Human-involved manufacturing process 
Direct to consumer sales and pricing 

Well Woven Vs. Other Brands

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We now know what Well Woven has to offer in terms of durability, reliability and selection. How, though, do they stack up against other well-known name brands in the business? We compare them to Sphinx and Rizzy to find out.

Well Woven Vs. Sphinx

Sphinx is a brand and style of area rug manufactured by Oriental Weavers. Sphinx is the US division of the brand and they offer a large selection of ornate and intricate patterned rugs all over the US and North America.

While they do not have the vast selection and styles that Well Woven offers, they aren’t far off. Sphinx, like Well Woven, controls every aspect of the production process from pellet production to weaving. However, they have a less human and hands-on process than Well Woven does.

The longevity and durability of the rugs are about equal and the warranties (or lack thereof) are also on equal footing. The choice comes down to pricing, where Sphinx is slightly lower in most cases, and style, which leans towards Well Woven for the options there.

Well Woven Vs. Rizzy

Rizzy is a rug and area rug brand that many people know about. They have been around for a while and offer their rugs through retailers, online shops and dealers. Their prices are higher than Well Woven and their selection is much smaller.

However, the Rizzy quality is second to none and their wool area rugs are as plush and soft underfoot as they are rich with deep tones and colors.

For the price, the value is a little low, though. Their rugs are designed for low traffic areas and have a much higher cleaning and maintenance routine than Well Woven. Well Woven also caters more to the direct to consumer crowd to help keep their costs low.

For durability and selection as well as price, Well Woven is the winner in our opinion. Rizzy, though, has a high quality rug that will add amazing aesthetics and comfort to any room.

Care and Maintenance of Well Woven Rugs

Proper care and maintenance of your new rug will fall to you. Well Woven has a few articles covering the process for various obstacles you may face as well as general cleaning tips.

For the most part you can clean your new rug as you would any other carpet in your home. With the right vacuum you can have a clean rug at all times with little to no extra work needed.

The one warning is to ensure that the beater bar or roller level is higher than the carpet and not lowered too far. This can cause premature wear and tear on the rug and loosen the fibers.

If there is a raised fiber, which happens from time to time, you are also cautioned not to pull or tug on them. Instead, you are instructed to snip them with scissors and leave the rest alone.

Other than a regular vacuuming, there isn’t much else that needs to be done. A spot cleaning with a damp rag and clean water will remove most liquids before they set in. If a stain does occur you want to use a stain remover that is specially formulated for the type of rug you have, as different fibers will require different cleaning solutions.

For more detailed cleaning ideas and tutorials check out our other articles that can help you out.

Frequently Asked Questions

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In this section we will answer the most common questions about Well Woven, their rugs and area rugs in general. If you have other questions, feel free to use the comment section below.

Q. Where do Well Woven rugs ship from?

  1. If you buy locally through Home Depot, Lowe’s or other outlets you can have them delivered from the shop. However, if you order directly from the Well Woven website, not only will you save a little money, but you can track your shipment as it arrives directly from New Jersey.

Q. Do I need rug padding for Well Woven area rugs or runners?

  1. Most Well Woven area rugs will come with a backing already attached. however it is still advised that you use a rug pad underneath the rug to help prevent slipping, movement, bunching and excessive wear.

Q. How big should an area rug be?

  1. The size of your area rug will depend on your expectations of coverage and what the rug is made for. Living space area rugs, for example, are considered large coverage items and should come to between 6 and 18 inches from the walls on all sides.

Smaller rugs and runners will have different size requirements based on the width of the entry or hallway they are installed in. Using your best judgment and knowing the size of the floor space in the room will go a long way to finding the right size for your needs.

Q. How long does it take a rolled area rug to lay flat?

  1. In most cases an area rug will lay flat in 24 to 48 hours. The edges and corners can take up to a month or more to lay completely flat, though. If you need it done sooner you can always use rug anchors or adhesives on the edges and in the corners on the underside to help keep them flat and on the floor.

Conclusion

Well Woven is a rug manufacturing and production company that prides itself on being a direct to consumer brand. While they have recently branched out and are now also sold in stores, the bulk of their business still comes from sales through the website.

With their enormous selection, multiple styles and unique colors, Well Woven is poised to be the leader in online rug sales in the entire world. Not only will you find exactly what you are looking for, but browsing their catalog and selections is an enjoyable experience that you can have at any time.

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Nora has more than 5 years experience in the floor covering industry, acquiring vast knowledge about installation and material selection. She now enjoys working as a writer and an interior decorator. Her work has been featured in The Spruce, Homes & Gardens, Southern Living and Real Homes. See full biography here.

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