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Natural Rugs For A Natural Home

By Abbie Osborne-Wilson

How nice to be an active participant in making our lives healthier and the environment safer and cleaner. In as simple as decorating your home, you can go for eco-friendly products. Rugs are great accents to brighten up your home’s interior and you can buy those that are made of natural materials. Natural rugs have several benefits such as the following:

A primary plus point of natural fiber rugs is its non-toxicity. They are made without polymers – chemicals used for artificial rugs that cause pollution, therefore hazardous to the environment. Natural fiber rugs don’t only look nice but they are long lasting and health-friendly.

The most popular fibers used in the production of eco-friendly rugs are bamboo, sisal, coir, hemp, jute, paper, sea grass and mountain grass. Below are their benefits:

Bamboo rugs are well known for their durability and resiliency. Not at all surprising given that bamboo, a popular plant in many Asian countries like India, China and Indonesia is a strong source of material. Numerous products are made of bamboo and their high quality is unquestionable. Rugs made out of this robust plant are mostly in pale tan and with a cotton cloth. Some people however prefer to turn the color into a darker shade. Owning one is hassle-free as it is easy to clean, moisture-resistant and lasts a long time.

Sisal rugs, another natural-made rug, are long lasting too. Sisal is from a plant native to Africa and Brazil called Agave sisalana, hence the name. The rugs are made by forming the fibers into a flexible and sturdy rope that holds the rug together. This kind is preferred by many because of its resistance to stain, so spilled wine wouldn’t be much of a problem. It also doesn’t have static electricity common to other rugs especially the artificially made ones. Sisal rugs also go well with other fibers like sea grass and wool. One reminder though – avoid using this rug in wet-prone places like the kitchen and the bathroom as it doesn’t have good absorption quality.

The third fiber is coir made from coconut husk. Similar to sisal rugs, the fiber is formed together into a rope and then woven to make rugs. An advantage of this material is that it can be very easily dyed into various beautiful colors.

Hemp is another fiber that is highly useful and adaptable making it an ideal material for manufacturing goods like rugs. Hemp rugs are best for areas exposed to water, static and stains due to its resistant quality.

Jute is a fiber known for its soft feature hence, rugs made from this material is not best suited for high-traffic areas where there are a lot of people moving about. But jute rugs are durable and well crafted, so they can also sustain their worth. The best part is that because jute rugs are cheap to produce, they are one of the most economical natural fiber rugs in the market.

There are plenty of other kinds of natural fiber rugs. Paper rugs are pleasantly smooth, and are sturdy and attractive as well. Sea grass is the most economical material used for rugs, and such rugs are smooth, shiny and long-lasting. Mountain grass rugs are hard and durable – they look almost like wood.

So there is plenty to choose from as far as natural fiber rugs are concerned – pick one out for your home today!

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