# Is 120 knots per square inch a good rug?

## Is 120 knots per square inch a good rug?

Number of knots per unit area is directly proportional to the quality of carpet. Density may vary from 25 to over 1000 kpsi, or 4 to over 155 kpsc, where ≤80 kpsi is poor quality, 120 to 330 kpsi medium to good, and ≥330 kpsi is very good quality.

How do you calculate knots per square inch?

To determine knots per square inch (KPSI), count the number of knots within a one inch vertical and one inch horizontal area then multiply the two numbers. A rug with 10 knots horizontally and 10 knots vertically will have 100 KPSI.

What is a high knot count in rugs?

While it’s true that a higher knot count means that the rug took longer to make, there are other factors to consider. Knot counts in rugs can vary from as low as 40 per square inch to as high as 1200. Think of knots as pixels on a screen. The finer the knot count, the higher the resolution of the picture.

### How many knots are in a silk carpet?

A typical Persian or Oriental rug made in wool might have between 100 and 300 knots per square inch – a typical 100% silk rug on the other hand would have between 300 and 600 KPSI.

Is 100 knots per square inch a good rug?

Touch and feel as many rugs as possible; some rugs are thicker, some rugs are thinner; some have soft wool, some have scratchy wool. The average rug has around 100 knots per square inch. This helps explain their longevity. A good rug will last 50 to 100 years.

What is the difference between Oriental and Persian rugs?

Oriental rugs are those hand knotted only in Asia, which today is considered to be comprised of China, Iran, India, Pakistan, Tibet, Nepal, Turkey, and even Russia. Persian rugs also are hand knotted but a true Persian rug is one created in Iran (formerly known as Persia).

#### What are rug knots?

A knotted-pile carpet is a carpet containing raised surfaces, or piles, from the cut off ends of knots woven between the warp and weft. The Ghiordes/Turkish knot and the Senneh/Persian knot, typical of Anatolian carpets and Persian carpets, are the two primary knots.

What is the difference between a Persian and Oriental rug?

These are the customers we love to discuss anything that has to do with rugs; such as knot counts and motifs. So the simple answer is that Persian rugs are Oriental rugs. Oriental rugs simply refer to rugs made in oriental countries. Persian rugs are made in Iran and Iran is an oriental country.

What is thread count in carpet?

Carpets and rugs are expensive investments. Thread Count—Carpets are often finely-woven, meaning they required significant labor and materials to product. Some carpets reach well above 1 million threads per square foot, meaning you’re paying for the time, material, and work needed to produce the garment.

## What are knots in carpets?

How many knots per square inch is good for a rug?

The average rug has around 100 knots per square inch. This helps explain their longevity. A good rug will last 50 to 100 years. Many of the antique rugs in our collection are well over a century old.