Capel Area Rugs


An American Traditional – Braided Rugs

An art form long since automated, creating braided rugs is a time-honored tradition mostly witness at craft shows or community events throughout America. The Capel Rug Company strives to keep many of their family’s traditions alive by continuing the ancestral looming and weaving processes that go into making braid rugs.

An American Entrepreneur

Capel is America’s Area Rug Company. Capel Area Rugs are known for their braided rugs, producing their first in 1917.  The company owned by the Capel family and has been headquartered in Troy, NC since the beginning.

Area rugs are the foundation of any room and whether it’s a colorful or whimsical design or a more traditional neutral tone, a carefully chosen rug can bring together all the other design elements in your home. Braided Rugs are fresh and unexpected in a modern setting.  They have been tried and true in traditional living spaces, and reversible braids can create the perfect balance between traditional and contemporary in your home.

When Leon Capel introduced the very first braided rug in 1917, he discovered that every family could benefit from the warmth and durability of a quality braided rug. More than 90 years later, they are still handcrafted in North Carolina.  Capel’s meticulous craftsmen create these classic rugs using industry leading construction techniques and the very finest wool, cotton and performance blend fibers available. Braided rugs are easy to clean and offer maximum durability and comfort.

Sure to last a lifetime, Capel’s braided rugs are designed with timeless styling in mind.  Capel’s collection of braided rugs features colors and styles to match every taste and every decor.  Capel’s American Originals braided rugs are most versatile. We offer reversible braided area rugs in standard oval, round, and runner sizes as well as other shapes and made-to-measure custom sizes.


High Traffic – Outdoor Rugs

Outdoor rugs are the top choice for porches, patios, or high-traffic areas. Capel Anywhere™ rugs make it easy to create a comfortable retreat outdoors.

The Capel Rug Company was the first to bring outdoor rugs to market and proudly offers environmentally friendly rugs constructed from 100 percent olefin fibers (seagrass). These collections are loomed by hand and crafted with low pile for maximum comfort and durability.

A wide choice of colors and casual designs make it easy to coordinate these collections with any décor. Capel Rugs outdoor selections are available in standard sizes and many are offered in custom shapes. The Creative Concepts outdoor rugs feature weather-resistant fabric. You can also specify your own (COM) custom border fabric.


Classic Import Rugs

These rugs offer a more classic design for the discerning customer. The rug designs are focused on the more timeless Persian & Oriental designs as well as the familiar American styles.