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Natural Fiber Rugs – A Beginner’s Guide

There are many reasons why natural fiber rugs are most-loved by the home owners. They not only blend splendidly with any home decor but are incredibly versatile because of their natural, earthy surface. 

So what is a Natural Fiber Rug?

Natural fiber rugs are woven from fibers extracted from plants. They’re often durable, affordable, and neutral. Here are some of the most popular natural fiber rugs.

Let’s find out the difference between each one.

Jute –

Pros: Jute rugs are made of dried plant fibers that are often left in their original tan shade. This makes them naturally beautiful and attractive. Since they are thicker and softer than any other natural fiber rugs, you can leave your child to play on the floor without any tension Moreover, they require low-maintenance - simple vacuuming removes dust that may build up in the woven texture of the rug.

Cons: They are less sturdy and can unravel in areas.

Cost: Depending upon the size and pattern the cost comes around INR800 – INR4000.

Sisal –

Pros: Made from natural fibre, sisal rugs are anti-static controlling the humidity in the atmosphere. This is a great bonus on those hot summer days. Since sisal rugs are sturdier, offering longevity and durability, you can place them anywhere in high traffic areas. Sisal rug is also pleasant to walk on and provides a natural "massage" to your feet.

Cons: Because it is so absorbent, sisal rug is prone to staining. It is also tough and rough material, so if softness is priority then keep this point in mind before shopping.

Cost: It is approximately around INR1000 – INR4000.

Seagrass –

Pros: Seagrass is indeed a grass grown in Asian countries, especially among rice in rice fields. Because seagrass is a fiber grown in water, it is not only durable but resistant to most spills and stains. The natural shades of seagrass rugs in known to beautify your home decor 

completely. As they are strong you can easily place them in high traffic areas such as living room or offices.

Cons: Seagrass rugs are prone to mold and mildew, thus it is essential to clean them time to time. Also they are bit slippery. Make sure you do not use them on stairs to minimise the risk of accidents.

Cost: Approximately INR1500 – INR3000

Coir –

Pros:  Made from the coconut husk, coir rugs are probably the oldest form of natural plant covering for floors. They are environment friendly and ideal for living rooms. They are strong, very resistant to wear and tear and require easy maintenance. They are great in absorbing the transmission of sound, thereby providing great noise insulation.

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 that’s the best part.

Cons: Coir rugs are made by hands thus you may find imperfections. Also due to this reason it will be difficult to sit on it for a longer period of time.

Cost: Approximately INR200 – INR2000

If you want an ecologically friendly solution for your spaces, these natural fiber rugs can be your best option. It helps bring nature to any room.

So, which rug would you choose?

- Team Find Me Decor

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