Nylon is a synthetic fiber that’s durable, versatile, and stain and moisture resistant—though not fully waterproof. KNOTS Custom uses the strongest most durable Nylon fiber available on the market today. When woven as a cut pile design it can have a bit of shine depending on how dark the colours used. Overall Nylon is a great option for high traffic areas such as restaurants, commercial spaces or homes that have multiple pets, or children. 



Polyester is a shade less popular than nylon, though it performs similarly. Solution-dyed are the most durable type of polyester product.
Like nylon, polyester isn’t totally waterproof, but survives moisture a little better than water-resistant wood flooring, for example.



Polypropylene (or olefin) carpets offer the best water resistance. KNOTS Custom is the only company industry wide using our special hand loomed & hand knotted weaving techniques that make our polypropylene almost as soft as the softest wool, thick and extremely durable for residential use.



Wool and wool blends are the most commonly available natural-fiber carpets. They’re highly durable and very comfortable when well maintained, though they sometimes lack in stain resistance.

And of course, if you want environmentally friendly material, wool carpet isn’t a bad choice since it’s sustainably sourced from sheep. KNOTS Custom uses only the finest New Zealand wool that resists shedding after several good vacuuming sessions.

Bonus fact: until the 20th century, almost all carpet was made from wool!



Viscose is a semi-synthetic type of rayon fabric made from wood pulp that is used as a silk substitute, as it has a similar drape and smooth feel to the luxury material. The term “viscose” refers specifically to the solution of wood pulp that is turned into the fiber that’s made into the yarn used to weave our carpets. We use the highest quality that resisted pilling and shedding.



Tencel fibers are incredibly soft and shiny, creating carpets and rugs with a silk-like texture that beautifully reflects the light.

Tencel is a branded lyocell fiber produced by Austrian company, Lenzing AG, made from wood pulp sourced exclusively from sustainably grown forests. Tencel is made with a production method where over 99% of chemicals are used repeatedly in a closed loop system resulting in very low emissions and has won the “European Award for the Environment” for their ground-breaking production method where over 99% of chemicals are used repeatedly in a closed loop system.

  • Tencel fibers are soft strong, sustainable, and biodegradable
  • Tencel moisture absorption properties mean it harbors fewer bacteria for a healthier living environment
  • All Tencel ranges can be color matched to fabric, paint, Pantone or pom colours
  • Low tog ratings compatible with underfloor heating
  • Less sensitive to water spillages than viscose



Bamboo silk is a natural viscose obtained from bamboo plants. The cellulose is carefully removed from the bamboo. Sticky paste-like cellulose goes through processing and then dried under sunlight. On drying, the stickiness vanishes and forms a soft, shiny, and silky fiber. The fluffy cloud looking-like fiber feels cool to touch.
Exquisite bamboo silk rugs are also known as Artificial silk rug.



The plant-based fiber is naturally durable, making it an ideal choice for high traffic areas and homes with kids and four-legged friends. As a mildew-resistant fiber, hemp accent rugs work inside or outside and are low maintenance.

They’re woven from hemp grass (also known as mountain grass) which is both a renewable and pesticide-free fiber. Along with being eco-friendly, these natural-fiber rugs are stylish and easy to maintain. We offer several versions, our most popular being bleached hemp

Hemp is stronger than cotton, allowing the rugs made from it to be hard-wearing and take the abuse of outside areas. While it’s not recommended to have the rug completely exposed to the elements, it’s okay for it to get wet. If it does, simply hang it up to air dry. The water itself won’t damage the rug.



Silk rugs are created by hand weaving silk fibres – often no thicker than a strand of hair – into intricate patterns. The knot count for a silk rug can range from 100 knots to 1500 knots per sq inch. The higher the knot count the softer the rug.

Although it can rival the strength of steel yarn, silk is still delicate when it comes to stains and dirt. Silk fibers are most sensitive to damage and stretching when they’re wet. Thus, it is best that they are not rubbed, heated or have strong chemicals poured on them.



Linen is a flatwoven rendered with texture and colors that were inspired by the crisp, clean look of linen. Our bleached linen can be done in over 600 colours

With a lustrous sheen, linen rugs are very sturdy. An ideal application for linen fiber is a sumac weave, which looks like small braids or a knit fabric. This results in a flatter, non-pile appearance which is very durable and doesn’t crush.