Eco-Friendly Rugs: Seagrass and Sisal Rugs

Seagrass is a natural fiber that is versatile and naturally stain resistant. The natural fibers resist dust and other dirt particles making it a great choice for a family suffering from allergies. It´s very easy to clean and will resist most stains so it makes for a great area rug in your dinning room or living room. If seagrass is properly maintained and taking care of it will remain remarkably new and eye-catching.

Sisal rugs are naturally derived and beautifully designed to make any room in your house stand out. Although the rug fibers come from a plant in Africa, they do require routine maintenance to preserve their beauty and personality. Sisal rugs are semi-stain resistant water proof but do best when kept in a dry and arid environment. After buying your sisal rug, you probably want to know how to care for it so it stays looking new and fresh.

Both rugs are a great addition to any eco-friendly home because they are made from 100 percent of sustainable material. These rugs are affordable and are long-lasting due to their durability. Be careful when placing these types of rugs by moister as both seagrass and sisal rugs may develop mold and mildew if given too much humidity. These rugs are not intended for outdoor use. Another aspect of these natural rugs to keep in mind is curling corners. Another result of excessive moister is curled corners.

Use seagrass and sisal rugs to create the perfect earth-friendly home environment. These rugs go great with virtually any wall color and may be used as the center-piece of a room or easily blend in with neutral colors. To draw attention to your seagrass rug or sisal rug, use bold, dramatic wall colors. This will provide the eye to catch the natural tones of the rug. If you want it to blend in, simply paint the room with a shade of brown.

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Natural Area Rugs – Eco Friendly

The Natural Area Rugs store at Beverly Hills is making the world a better place to live. That’s because Natural Area Rugs has a unique selection of sisal, seagrass, mountain grass, wool, bamboo and jute rugs that are made from environmentally friendly, organic, natural, socially responsible or sustainable materials.

Natural Area Rugs is one of the largest selections of natural rugs making it the perfect eco-friendly choice. Whether you’re looking to purchase area rugs, braided rugs or handmade rugs, there is a rug that is perfect for you home. Purchasing rugs from naturalarearugs.com provides you with the peace of mind of the highest quality area rugs, braided rugs and handmade rugs that are a wonderful choice for your home and the environment.

Natural Area Rugs are made from renewable resources that are both durable and biodegradable. They are designed and engineered with staying as close to nature as possible. Most natural rugs have a natural stain resistance, preserving them from the wear and tear of daily traffic. This allows the manufacturer to avoid the use of toxic chemicals that are used on traditional synthetic carpets. Natural area rugs also emit very low VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) that are harmful to you, your family and the atmosphere.

Natural Area Rugs also sells a wide range of handmade rugs purchased from people in impoverished nations. Purchasing handmade rugs supports people. Handmade rugs have been given the time and attention, adding a unique element of art and personal touch to each one. When you purchase handmade rugs you are helping to support to globally economy and employ the needy of the world. Most handmade rugs are made from high quality wool and are very comforting to tired feet.

Natural Area Rugs is committed to the well being of the planet and uses its retail power to support sustainable, earth-friendly and organic practices. You can feel better about your purchase from Natural Area Rugs because you know the product you’re purchasing is helping to improve the earth, not harm it and the rugs in your home won’t cause a health risk.

Get the Benefits of “Green” Carpeting, in Your Choice of Colors

You’ve decided to shop for new carpet. You’re looking for just the right color and just the right look and feel.

But are you also considering problems like off-gassing, dust-retention and toxins used in manufacturing?

If not, you should.

Both the government and the carpet industry have been taking a closer look at the environmental effects of carpeting. As a result, we now know that “green” carpet products, like natural fiber rugs and wool, are the best choices if you want a healthy home.

Synthetic carpets contain dozens of chemicals and gasses, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other toxins. VOCs and other toxins in synthetic rugs can cause indoor air-quality problems, triggering reactions in many people, especially when carpets “off-gas” following installation.

Heavy offgassing occurs when a synthetic carpet is unrolled in your home. It releases VOCS and other potential toxins into the air almost immediately, and for as long as 72 hours. Then offgassing can continue for months as VOCs and toxins slowly release from the carpet.

Particularly if you have children in your home, you want to avoid this potential hazard.

And you easily can by making your next rug purchase a natural fiber rud purchase. You’ve got a wealth of natural alternatives to choose from, wool, seagrass, sisal and bamboo among them, that are beautiful, “green” alternatives to traditional synthetic rugs.

Check out our selection today by visiting our website. www.naturalarearugs.com

Decorating a Nursery? Keep Baby’s Health in Mind and Use Natural Fiber Rugs

Decorating a nursery for a newborn that’s on the way? Or the baby’s already arrived and you’re wanting to redecorate?

When doing so, keep your child’s health in mind. Some experts claim that nurseries are the “sickest” room in the house, because parents think more about how a room will look rather than about what’s best for the child’s health.

Unknowlingly, parents buy what they think will look cute, rather than what’s safe and healthy. Everything in a baby’s room, from the paint on the walls to the carpet on the floor, can emit harmful volatile organic chemicals (VOC), which can cause breathing problems.

And lung disease and breathing problems, which are frequently associated with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), are the number one cause of death in infants less than a year old, according to the American Lung Association.

What can you do to prevent potential health problems for your child? Here are a few suggestions–

  • Use eco-friendly paints
  • Avoid vinyl wallpaper which can trap moisture and help mold grow. The plasticizers in the vinyl can also emit VOCs.
  • Furnish the room with solid wood furniture and avoid particleboard, which emits VOCs.
  • Select a mattress that does not contain vinyl.
  • Use Natural fiber rugs

By using natural fiber rugs, such as sisal, seagrass, mountain grass, jute, bamboo or wool, you are using materials that do not emit harmful toxins into the air. In fact, many natural fiber rugs absorb dust and toxins that might otherwise be released into the air in a room.

Bernadette Upton, who has created a nursery in the American Lung Association’s Designer Showhouse in West Palm Beach, Florida, to illustrate that a beautiful room can be healthy and breathable, says, “People don’t realize they could be compromising the baby’s health.”

Using the wrong materials “could be the trigger of asthma and lifelong illness.”

So, if you’ve got a newborn in the house, or one on the way, you’ve got the most important reason in the world to use natural fiber rugs in your home. And Natural Area Rugs is your source for the largest selection and best prices on natural area rugs.

Natural Floor Coverings Protect the Environment

With Earth Day coming up on Saturday, April 22—what better way to help protect the environment year-long than to make your home eco-friendly.

One of the most affordable ways to do this is to replace your synthetic carpet with natural area rugs or natural carpets.  You may be surprised at how many viruses, toxins, bacteria and dustmites synthetic carpets harbor.  It takes years for toxins to dissipate! Some of the chemicals used in the manufacture of synthetic carpets and rugs include ethylbenzene, methacrylate and tetrachloroethylene- just to name a few.  Some of the symptoms associated with chemicals used in these carpets include headaches, dizziness, high blood pressure and shortness of breath.

Here at Natural Area Rugs, we specialize in natural flooring materials that would add a pleasant and stylish change to your décor.  Our wool rugs are perfect for the environment and most importantly to your health.  This is because they purify indoor air—which makes it easier for you to breathe.

Have any of you added the eco-friendly wool rug to your home?  We would love to hear about your experiences with this durable yet all-natural and stylish floor covering.