The high pile of this rug's weave is produced by inserting tiny tufts of material, usually wool, into a fabric frame. Then an adhesive is applied to the back of the rug with heavy canvas. This makes for a very lush and luxurious rug in the look of a hand-knotted rug but at a greatly lower price. Tufted rugs are safe to use in light and moderate traffic areas. Hand-tufted rugs hold up well, in some heavy traffic areas, although they do tend to shed more than hand-knotted rugs.