Any woven fabric that has little or no pile or depth. In flooring it refers to any woven floor covering or rug that’s constructed more like cloth- woven, rather than with a tufted, knotted, velvet or looped pile.
Dhurries, kelims, felted, needle work, crewel, ari, arraiolos floor rugs are all flat weaves.
Flat weaves can be seamed together to make wall to wall carpeting or room sized rugs. They can also be used for table covers, wall hangings, upholstery, blinds and curtaining. And small offcuts for cushions.