Tommy Bahama Buyer's Guide

by Maranda Jo Shinn July 28, 2020 4 min read

Tommy Bahama Buyer's Guide

Everything You Need to Know Before Buying a Tommy Bahama Area Rug

Find yourself dreaming of never leaving the beach? Dive into summer and completely transform your own home into an island paradise with a Tommy Bahama area rug.


Table of Contents

1. Tommy Bahama - The Idea that Sparked Greatness

2. The Materials

Wool

Natural Materials

Synthetic Materials

3. The Manufacturing Process

Handcrafted

Machine Woven

4. Our Favorite Tommy Bahama Rugs

The Lucent Collection

The Seaside Collection


Tommy Bahama - The Idea that Sparked Greatness

In the 1980s, Tony Margolis and Bob Emfield envisioned a life where they never had to leave their island paradise. Thus, they created the imaginary character of Tommy Bahama. They often lived their lives asking the question “What would Tommy do?”, and by imagining the details of his perfectly beachy keen lifestyle, they created the flagship Tommy Bahama brand.

The Tommy Bahama brand prides themselves on extending the positive vibes of the beach into a total “island lifestyle” which includes clothing, food, beach gear, and yup- you guessed it, area rugs! Check out what Tommy Bahama rugs have to offer to the relaxed islander in us all.

The Materials

Tommy Bahama has partnered with Oriental Weavers in order to create a timeless collection of indoor and outdoor rugs for the home. Depending on which material best suits your lifestyle, there is something for everyone with Tommy Bahama home rugs. We invite you to further explore what luxurious comfort Tommy Bahama rugs can add to your home.

Wool

Find comfort in the classics! Resilient, plush, and quick to recover from traffic in the home, the 100% wool home rugs keep your designs looking new and fresh for extended periods of time, with little to no damage from daily wear and tear. Wool has a natural resistance to staining and soiling, so there’s no worries when it comes to wool rugs.

And the best part? Still keeping that classic and tropical Tommy Bahama design.

brown rug under tommy bahama bed

100% Wool Boucle Collection

Natural Materials

100% Jute Rugs -a burlap material made from vegetable fibers- allow for a soft yet durable rug that masks dirt and dust well. A simple vacuum job should be enough to keep your rug fresh and clean for the long term! One of the most common and inexpensive materials, jute allows for sustainability and low cost, while still keeping the unparalleled and refined looks of Tommy Bahama living in mind.

neutral rug in modern zen living room

100% Jute Ansley Collection

Synthetic Materials

Polypropylene is a material that is made from BPA free plastic. It is melted down and then morphed into this incredibly versatile material. Polypropylene rugs allow for functionality while still providing the same feel that traditional materials would have. These rugs are also incredibly stain resistant, so they’re perfect for the beach goer in each of us.

turquoise rug under outdoor furniture setting

100% Polypropylene Atrium Collection

How Tommy Bahama Creates their Rugs

Tommy Bahama Home rug collections each have their own manufacturing process; either handcrafted or machine made. Continue reading to explore how these area rugs are crafted and their promise to ensure the best product from the factory to your doorstep.

Handcrafted

Handcrafted rugs are typically made in three ways: hand woven, hand tufted, or hand hooked. Each rug is individually crafted from skilled artisans gifted in the realm of weaving. Individual fibers are tied around a rod or punched through a canvas backing, which allows for a unique design in every Tommy Bahama rug. This ensures that you receive a true piece of art for your home when you purchase one of these rugs.

teal rug under formal tommy bahama living room setting

Valencia 57702 Blue/Green Handcrafted Area Rug

Machine Woven

Power loom construction is used in the Tommy Bahama rug collection. Each machine can be individually adjusted to create different sizes, densities, colors, and pile heights. Machine made rugs by Oriental Weavers (based in Cairo, Egypt) focus on creating a strapping design while still focusing on the intricate and coastal designs that the Tommy Bahama company bases themselves on.

traditional rug under tommy bahama chair

Voyage 104W Beige/Multi Machine Woven Area Rug

Machine Woven rugs are affordable and easy to make, yet still incredibly well made and sturdy. This allows you to keep it for ages, or change up your style every once in a while.

Our Favorite Tommy Bahama Rugs

Tommy Bahama area rugs have something that caters to every taste, and now that you know the basics of how they’re made, we would like to guide you to some of our handpicked, favorite collections.

The Lucent Collection

Sophisticated, yet still soft and luxurious, the Lucent Collection allows you to pull together a room with these neutrally fluid designs. The simple designs of these rugs are perfect for any room, and will allow you to discover the possibilities of your room.


Shop the Entire Lucent Collection

The Seaside Collection

Classic patterns and bright colors combine in this collection to create classic beachy motifs that are perfect for any home. Celebrate the feeling of the weekend every day of the week with Tommy Bahama outdoor rugs with the relaxed vibes of the Seaside Collection.

green outdoor area rug with palm leaves under an outdoor tommy bahama love seat

Seaside 1631 Green Outdoor Area Rug


Shop the Entire Seaside Collection