Hand Tufted Carpet(Process) : Hand tufted carpets and rugs are excellent alternative to the more expensive hand knotted. They are pile rugs where the yarns are wrapped around the warp threads, but are not tied in a knot like hand knotted rugs are. Rather, the pile is secured in place by coating the back of the rug with a latex type adhesive. Usually a canvas backing is applied to the back of the carpet to create a finished look. This process greatly reduces the time and expense of tying the knots by hand, as in handmade, hand knotted oriental rugs.