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A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO NATURAL FIBER RUGS

I'm Erika Ward

Over a decade ago, I exchanged my corporate life in building construction for an opportunity to enhance your personal home via decoration and renovation.  My mission? To help busy professionals make their homes their sanctuaries.

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Today’s post is a continuation of Friday’s broadcast at Myers Carpet where we met with our rep (and good friend) Angie Sullivan.

During the visit, Angie presented us with natural rug selections for our latest design projects which include two dining rooms and two sunrooms.

Natural fiber rugs are great for bringing the outdoors in. Instead of your typical wool or cotton, natural fiber rugs are made with plant-based fibers such as, bamboo, jute, seagrass, coir, and sisal.

They have been used to bring a casual look and feel to any room. Bamboo rugs are not only durable but, they help protect the floor from scratches that may appear over time because the backing is made of felt.

Jute rugs are less durable than any other natural rug because of its soft texture.

The fibers used to make this rug come from the stalk of the plant, instead of the leaves. Because of its durability level being low, it is best to used jute rugs in a bedroom, formal dining room, or even your home office.

Seagrass rugs are extremely durable with a latex backing. This rug brings so much character and dimension to any space.

Coir rugs are the most environmentally friendly rug. 

Not only are they made from coconut husks but they are hand-loomed and should be treated with care. You will notice the imperfections, but I believe that’s the best part.

Sisal rugs are the toughest and the most durable rug. These rugs are coarse in texture, but become slippery over time therefore the worst place to place this rug is on a stairway.

The best place would be a sunroom because it absorbs humidity on those hot summer days.

You can never go wrong with a natural fiber rug. It helps bring nature to any room. Which rug would you choose to become one with nature?

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Hi, I'm Erika.
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Over a decade ago, I exchanged my corporate life in building construction for an opportunity to enhance your personal home via decoration and renovation. My mission? To help busy professionals make their homes their sanctuaries.

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