Natural Fiber Floorcoverings – Sisal and Seagrass
Merida jute installed wall to wall
Of all the natural fiber materials, sisal and seagrass are the most widely used and well known.
To spruce up your home for spring or summer, try changing out your area rugs to sisal or seagrass. This will lighten and brighten your home for the spring and summer months. You can even use area rugs over your existing wall to wall carpet. There are many different patterns within each category of natural floorcoverings, including colors other than the natural color.
These products can be installed wall to wall, (seams are very noticeable and are simply a characteristic of the product and are to be expected) area rugs and even on stairs. Certain fibers, such as seagrass, can also be installed in wet areas such as bathrooms and kitchens provided water is not continuously splashed and left standing.
For installation on stairs, the longitudinal weave must be 90 degrees to the riser and fixed securely. This installation is more labor intensive and may cost more to complete.
Most natural fiber floor coverings can be installed by gluing directly to the floor. In some cases, our seagrass and jute products have an attached urethane cushion. In certain instances, a double stick commercial pad can be used.
The beauty of these products being installed as area rugs is the different binding options that can be used. These products can be bordered with fabric, leather, and many other textile choices.
The latex backing makes these products easy to care for because the latex prevents the build up of dirt underneath. They can be vacuumed with a regular vacuum with a beater bar. Like any flooring material, spills should be wiped up as soon as possible and treated properly. For a natural fiber stain removal chart, click here.
Most natural fiber floor coverings are very durable and will wear as well as or better than conventional carpeting as long as they are properly maintained. Many are rated for commercial use!
Another great reason to choose a natural fiber rug is that they are eco- friendly and sustainable. These products are 100% bio degradable and made from real grasses making them an earth friendly choice you can feel good about making.
Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets has a wide variety of samples of natural fiber floorcoverings. Stop by our showroom and see if there is one that is right for your home’s style or lifestyle.