Dalton, GA is the Carpet Capitol of the World, but thousands of area rugs are manufactured in Dalton, as well. Many area rug manufacturers purchase slower, outdated tufting machines and convert these machines over to rug manufacturing. Many of the smaller area rug manufacturers have a limited ability to bring their products to market and these manufacturers sell their goods to local Dalton Discount area rug distributors, who resell these rugs to carpet retailers, consumers, rug exporters, and discount stores.
By going to the rug making source, rug buying consumers can purchase these high quality rugs at discount rug prices.
A number of large area rug manufacturers are located in Dalton, as well. These large manufacturers sell to Home Depot, Lowe's, Department Stores like Macy's and many other national area rug retailers. At times, the Dalton, GA area becomes flooded with area rug overstocks, returns, and irregular area rugs (Dalton may be the only town you will ever visit where the sidewalks are carpeted).
One of the reasons that so many discount area rug manufacturers are located in such close proximity to the carpet manufacturing hub is these rug manufacturers are able to purchase odd lot yarns, spool ends, and other deeply discounted bulk fiber at dramatic savings. These discounted fibers, manufactured or available in small lot sizes, are perfect for area rugs. A carpet "run" may be 10,000 yards or more and requires a consistent, large batch of "same batch" fiber, whereas area rugs require only a few pounds of yarn.
Also the discount area rug industry takes advantage of fiber manufacturer trial fiber runs. A fiber manufacturer, who runs a small trial batch of fiber now has a resource for disposing of small batches of fiber, rather than sending the fiber to a landfill. While the costs of area rug manufacturing are higher, per square foot of material produced, than broadloom carpet, substantial savings off normal area rug retail prices can be realized by shopping for discount area rugs in Dalton, GA.
If you are considering buying an area rug, you need not pay full price for an area rug. A number of Discount area rug sellers can be found in the Dalton, GA area and many of these rugs can be purchased for half the price through these sellers when compared to Department store Prices. There are numerous area rug manufacturers who sell returned rugs (unused, undamaged) for less than the cost of manufacturing.
About the Author
Michael Hilton was the original creator of Carpet Buyers Handbook. Having owned and operated a carpet wholesale company, Hilton has a vast knowledge about all-things carpet related as well as other types of flooring.