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The Knotty Rug Company: Fashionable, Functional and Fantastic Hand Knotted Rugs

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A quality rug can bring together all of the aesthetic aspects of a room in a way no other piece can, but not all rugs are created to last. To find the best variety and inventory of high-quality, hand-knotted rugs in Kansas City, visit the Knotty Rug Company, where their motto is “the knottier the better.”

Knotty Rug Company, conveniently located on State Line Road just west of the Plaza, is part of the 45th Street antique district. Darrel Wingo, owner, said, “We have the biggest selection of hand-knotted pieces in a four-state region.” They also know how to make people laugh with some of the knottiest puns in the Metro area. 

Great Craftsmanship, Ongoing Trends
Every rug at the Knotty Rug Company is crafted by an expert artisan entirely by hand on a vertical loom using a 2,000-year-old method. Using high-quality wool, dyed with either vegetable- or aniline-based dyes, the artisan carefully hand ties each knot. Darrel said, “One rug can take from six to eight months to be hand-knotted,” which means a craftsperson can create only one or two rugs a year. Unlike mass-produced rugs, properly maintained hand-knotted rugs will preserve their superior value for decades to come.  

Darrel and his expert staff can help you find the best rug for your home or business, and they’re aware of what is trending today. “For a long time, people wanted the very washed-out, less colorful pieces with lots of grays. Now it’s changing because they want more color,” Darrel said. Even though more vibrant colors are on trend, some things haven’t changed. Transitional pieces are still more sought out than modern or traditional ones. Darrel recommends mixing modern items in your house or company with transitional pieces to “create a blend that works well and breaks the monotony” of a room.  

The Perfect Rug
Upon entering the Knotty Rug Company, you’ll be greeted by a smiling staff member while relaxing music plays in the background. The wide floors gleam where they aren’t covered by stacks and stacks of rugs. Darrel and his team know that the showroom can be overwhelming with thousands of rugs to choose from, and they’re experienced in helping clients narrow their search for the right piece. Although each rug is created to meet standard sizes, “there’s always some variety of measurements due to each rug’s handmade qualities,” said Darrel, which is something to keep in mind when determining your choice. To assist you in finding the perfect item, the Knotty Rug Company offers in-home consultations and encourages you to take a rug home for a few days to try it out. Darrel knows the impact of seeing the rug in your space. “Lighting and surroundings make a lot of difference in the way the rugs look,” he said. “Borrowing a rug to see it in your home is a unique service and quality of the Knotty Rug experience.”

If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, let Darrel and his staff know. From unusual sizes to specific colors and patterns, Darrel can work with you to commission a custom-made item. “In the rug business, it has more to do with color combinations, depth of color and the style. There are ways to blend them into nice transitional looks that work well with modern or traditional.” With Darrel’s assistance, you can commission a rug created to your specifications that will bring you pleasure for many years.

Knotty Service and Maintenance
When you invest in a hand-knotted rug, you’ll want to maintain it properly to preserve its value. Fortunately, the Knotty Rug Company offers an array of services to help keep your rug in excellent condition. First, you need a high-quality pad that helps prevent the rug from slipping, sliding and wrinkling. Second is the installation. Darrel is happy to deliver and lay the rug and pad out in the room of your choice. Large rugs can be heavy and unruly, and Darrel and his team are experts at installing rugs. Let them do the heavy lifting. 

Even with regular vacuuming, your rug will need to be cleaned. Luckily, the Knotty Rug Company has you covered. “Rugs should be cleaned every five years on average,” Darrel said. “If the rug is in the kitchen or a high-traffic area, it should be cleaned more frequently.” The Knotty Rug Company can pick up your rug, or you can drop one off at the store, and they’ll have your rug professionally cleaned and returned to you. They also offer repair services as needed. 

In short, Darrel Wingo’s Knotty Rug Company is staffed by hand-knotted rug experts who are ready to help you find the knottiest piece for your home or office while providing services to help you maintain and enjoy your rug for years to come.

Visit to start your own knotty experience today.