Chilewich Plaid

Plaid reinterprets a classic weave pattern by using multiple colors for a complex yet refined result. Chilewich has the unique ability to create their proprietary TerraStrand® yarns with two colors on each individual thread. These "bi-color" yarns are woven with solid colors to create a sophisticated textile, with deliberate variation in the sequence and ratio of colors used to calculate a random look. The resulting effect is that of a plaid explosion. 

Made in the USA with TerraStrand® yarns that are 100% phthalate-free and containing Microban®, Chilewich Plaid is a durable, refined option for active spaces. We carry only the contract version of Chilewich which is made with fiberglass instead of polyester. This is a stronger weave and will hold up longer than the Chilewich used in standard sized mats found at most retailers.

Custom area rugs can be up to 12' x 20' with seams and come with a self-bound edge (made by folding the face fabric over the edge of the mat and sewing to provide a clean, finished edge). See image in rug builder. Your custom rug will be backed with non-slip latex.

Please note that with seams, the plaid pattern may not align as the pattern varies from roll to roll.

For more information or to create a custom rug, see rug builder below. Freight is free with all rug orders.

Each weave is woven to order and will have a lead time of 3-4 weeks.

For wall-to-wall installations or area rugs with no seaming and a cut edge, broadloom with a vinyl backing is available for this weave. For more information, please contact customer service. Broadloom for wall-to-wall installation costs $189 per square yard and the roll width is 6'. 

Country of Origin: USA
Usage: Residential | Contract Grade
Material: Vinyl made from TerraStrand® (80% vinyl & 20% fiberglass)
Construction: Woven
Backing for Broadloom: Vinyl
Backing for Custom Area Rug: Latex
Binding: Self-bound edge
Max. Width of Goods w/o Seam: 6'
Fire Rating for Broadloom: Class 1 | Chilewich Broadloom Specifications
Fire Rating for Custom Area Rugs: Passes ASTM DOC FF-70 | Chilewich Custom Specifications

What is TerraStrand®?
TerraStrand® is the proprietary name for Chilewich yarns, a 100% phthalate-free product. The TerraStrand® yarns contain 25% renewable vegetable content and are also free of heavy metals and petroleum-based plasticizers.

Can I use Chilewich in a contract setting?
Yes. Broadloom or wall-to-wall is rated class 33 for Heavy Commercial applications. If you choose a custom area rug, it is rated for Residential and Light Contract settings. 

Why are there seams in my rug?
Chilewich fabric comes in 72" wide rolls. If the rug or floor mat is wider than 6' in width, it requires using two mats and seaming them together. The seams always run parallel to the length and are in the middle of the mat unless there is a request to put it elsewhere. If a mat exceeds 12' in width, the two seams will be evenly spaced.

Can my Chilewich product be used outdoors?
Yes, Chilewich custom rugs and the vinyl-backed broadloom can be used in an outdoor application. Please read the Care Guide under the Care tab for more information on how to care for your rug.

Can you make custom shapes?
Yes. Please contact our customer service team.

Chilewich Care Guide

All Chilewich products contain Microban® antimicrobial protection, which works continuously over the lifetime of the product to inhibit the growth of stain- and odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew. It is ideal for any healthcare, hospitality, home or office environment where mold and mildew are a concern.

LEAD TIME                                                                      

Broadloom: 1-2 weeks, plus transit
Area Rugs: 3 weeks, plus transit
Production Rush: not available for this weave
Expedited Freight: contact customer service for options and quote


Standard/ Curbside Delivery: Curbside delivery on all orders is FREE. Please note that the truck will arrive with just one driver, so you may need to arrange to have someone on hand to help unload the shipment. The driver is not responsible for clearing away packaging, or for unpacking.

Oversized Rugs: For oversized items, we recommend enhanced delivery service, by appointment. 

Enhanced Delivery: This service offers various levels of inside delivery options which may include the following: 

  • over the threshold delivery
  • placement in the room of the customer’s choice (including up or down one flight of stairs)
  • unpacking
  • removal of packaging
  • assembly and placement of the items

We are happy to provide a quote upon request, taking into account the delivery address and service level preferred. Please state the best delivery contact name and phone number when checking out as the delivery company will need a valid contact number to reach you. Someone must be present at the time of delivery.

Any additional services? Please make a note during checkout of any needs that are above and beyond the enhanced delivery description, and we will gladly give you a quote. Examples include:

  • carry up (no elevator)
  • narrow staircase
  • many stairs
  • long haul
  • shifting and moving of any personal furniture


Colors are not exact. We recommend ordering swatches before purchase.
Chilewich Plaid Grey
Chilewich Plaid Multicolor
Chilewich Plaid Tan