Flokati rugs are the most popular style of area rugs that we carry. Our customers love that thick, soft New Zealand wool on their feet. We have many different varieties of these flokati wool rugs, in all colors and styles imaginable.
Plaza Rugs carries many different lines of flokati wool rugs. The basic is the New Flokati Rug. These flokatis are a thick 1400 grams per meter squared, and come in 18 different color options.
The other 2 lines, Ultra Heavy flokati, and the 3A flokati, are even thicker and more luxurious, at 2000 grams per meter squared. The 3A line is similar to the New Flokati line in color. The Ultra Heavy line is thicker yet, up to 4000 grams/meter squared. All flokati carpets that we carry are made of the finest quality wool and top craftsmanship.
These rugs are definitely some of most popular today, but they have been around for literally ages. The Vlachs who lived in Samarina, were actually the first inventors of the now famous flokati.
The Vlachs used these rugs primarily as clothing and bedding to help survive the very long, bitter cold winter months. Because of them you can enjoy these thick hand made flokati carpets in your home today.
Caring for flokati carpets is pretty straightforward. When you first receive this rug you should give it a good brushing to get all the natural hairs to stand up. It'll be pretty flat when you receive it, but 10 minutes of brushing should do the trick.
If you spill anything on your flokati rug, you should first shake the rug outside to get anything solid off the rug. Then you can use mild soap and water to wash the flokati. Don't use chemicals as you'll probably see the color fade. Flokati carpets tend to shed a little, so they are not intended for infants or people with allergies to wool.