Thorndike Mills is Family owned and operated,
and takes pride in offering the highest quality braided rugs
handcrafted right here in New England.
TRUE CLOTH BRAID – Thorndike is the ONLY manufacturer of a true cloth
constructed braid. The next best option would be an actual
hand made rug.
Guaranteed Full Size – If you order a 6 x 9, you will receive a full sized 6 x 9,
(subject to a +/- of 1”) This is virtually unheard of in
Custom Sizes - If one of our many standard sizes will not work for you, we will
gladly make your rug custom sized, without any significant
added up charges or lead time.
Sewing Thread - We use a spun polyester thread with cotton wrap. This is
the most durable of sewing threads. This same thread is
used in the manufacturing of fine quality footwear. Additionally,
we color co-ordinate our thread to match the color of each rug.
Sewing Method - ALL Thorndike rugs are sewn using a lock-stitched method.
Color Match - Thorndike can always guarantee a commercial color match
because all our raw materials are manufactured to our
strict specifications. Rugs are NEVER made from used or
Filler - Blend of pre-shrunk cotton and synthetic fibers for the finest
way to fill our yarn braided rugs. Using only quality filler, you
can be certain to avoid problems with color bleeding or
Hidden Joints – This is our own unique process of assuring the smoothest
transition of colors, especially in our hit and miss designs.
Symmetrically Perfect – For most all of our braids, we take the extra step of
braiding the end row completely by hand to assure a
perfectly symmetrical rug. There is no "rat tail" finish.
For our yarn braids, we use the utmost care to taper down
the last row, to create a very subtle finished edge.