WOVEN — Threads are loomed together by machine or hand. Examples are Hand Knotted, Flat Weaves or Rags.
Examples: Oriental, Aubusson, Kilim, Dhurrie, and Soumacks.
TUFTED — Threads are punched through a backing material by hand or machine. Surface can be looped or pile.
Examples: Hooked and Needlepoint.
BROADLOOM — Carpet construction that is made into rolls with raw unfinished edges. Can be cut and bound into rugs.
Examples: Plush, Saxonies, Textured and Berber.