People all over the world are starting to become more and more conscious of the environment. Because of this, eco-friendly products are starting to become increasingly popular. In the world of interior design, one of the emerging trends is the use of eco-friendly area rugs.
One popular choice is the sisal area rug. Sisal comes from natural plant fibers just like hemp, coir, and jute. Sisal fibers are taken from a cactus plant named Agave sislana. This type of cactus only grows in Brazil and Africa.
Sisal rugs are known for their durability and resilience making it less prone to compression and wear. It is perfect for areas with heavy traffic. It can surprisingly regulate the levels of humidity inside your home by absorbing extra water vapor in the air also.
Meanwhile, jute is a vegetable fiber that can be spun into coarse threads. Jute is commonly known as hessian. It is the second most produced natural fiber next to cotton. This is also one of the most affordable. In North America, the fabric made out of this natural fiber is known as burlap. Most of the jute area rugs are made in India in large volumes.
Using jute rugs has many benefits. Just like sisal rugs, jute rugs are durable. It has UV protection properties, it is a great heat and sound insulator, has a low thermal conduction with anti-static properties. This is why it makes for a perfect home décor material. Its fibers can be recycled more than once making it safe for the environment.
Another eco-friendly material used for area rugs is bamboo. Bamboo is commonly harvested in Asian countries. It’s durable, versatile and easy to clean. Bamboo grows back very fast and harvesting does not damage its plants making it safe for our environment.
Find the perfect eco-friendly area rug for you this spring.