Seagrass: An Especially Popular Option in Natural Fiber Rugs

Natural fiber rugs are increasing in popularity every day. Open nearly any decorator magazine and you’ll see articles, photo spreads and advertisements featuring natural fiber rugs.

An especially popular option in natural fiber rugs is seagrass. Seagrass comes from a flowering plant that grows underwater in the sea. It’s usually found in sandy or silty soil, although it sometimes actually grows right on top of rocks. Since it grows in large groups, it tends to resemble a fields of wheat or tall grass, which is how it came be called “seagrass.”

As a flowering plant, seagrass is unique in that it both grows and pollinates under water, although there is one species in the Pacific that pollinates right at the water’s surface.

And seagrass is readily abundant. There are over 2.5 million acres growing off the coast of Florida alone.

By the way, seagrass is not seaweed. The two aren’t even related. Seaweed is an algae. Seagrass is a plant that has flowers, seeds and fruit and creates oxygen, all traits seaweed lacks.

And did you know seagrass has been woven into rugs since antiquity? It’s even used to stuff pillows and mattresses by some companies.

A rug made from seagrass can be woven into a number of different patterns, including the popular basketweave and half panama patterns. It makes for an extremely durable rug and it has a quality many other natural rugs lack– it repels water.

A seagrass natural area is a great addition to any room in the house.

With our low price guarantees and wide variety of choices, including our latest style in seagrass — “Basketweave” Kenya Seagrass — there’s no better time than now to visit our store or shop our website for our superb values and offerings in natural area rugs.

Sisal and Seagrass Flooring for a Greener Environment

For decades, synthetic carpeting composed of nylon and other petroleum based fibers have dominated the floor covering market. Consumers have depended heavily on these mass-produced carpet and rug materials to decorate as well as provide cushioning and comfort to their abode. Artificial floor covering soon evolved into a necessity as carpeting was made available to virtually every home across the nation. As demand increased for wall to wall carpeting, nylon rugs proliferated while consumers ignored the detrimental effects that these materials had on our environment.

During production alone, the energy wastage in manufacturing nylon, olefin and other petroleum based substances is considerable. Emissions from factories also pose immediate harm to the environment. Composed of non-biodegradable substance, disposal also poses certain problems.

Soon environmental issues started to exert pressure in the floor covering industry, prompting consumers as well as some manufacturers to find alternative sources of floor covering materials.

This ushered the era of natural fiber floor covering whose popularity has far exceeded the expectations of manufacturers and consumer alike.

Just over a decade ago, the terms sisal and seagrass hardly meant anything to designers. Hemp had its uses but was somewhat limited to industrial purposes. Today, natural fiber area rugs and carpet can be found in furniture stores and home accent sections of just about every department store in the country. Consumers have grown to appreciate the intrinsic beauty of these products which simply cannot be replicated by artificial materials.

Natural Area Rugs, the country’s leading distributor of natural fiber floor covering products plays a vital role in educating consumers of the benefits of using bio-degradable and environmentally friendly natural fibers. Rugs made from sisal, wool, seagrass, and bamboo constitute their product line which has received high marks from both designers and customers. The exquisite weave patterns and rich colors of their rugs reflect their craftsmanship and high quality standards that have become their trademark.

Visit their store at www.NaturalAreaRugs.com and experience the convenience of purchasing affordable, designer quality floor covering products online.

The Sisal Rug Advantage

Looking for an area rug that’s easy to clean and durable? Try a Sisal Area Rug.

Made from the leaves and fibers of the sisal, it is one of the most easily cared for area rugs.

Sisal rugs are great for clearing the feet of dirt and grime. The fibers do not attract much dirt because they are naturally anti-static. Unlike synthetic fiber rugs where dirt can become trapped and difficult to remove, dirt in a sisal area rug is easily removed with the floor brush attachment of a vacuum cleaner.

Moreover, there’s no need to use a carpet cleaning company or expensive carpet cleaning equipment. Sisal area rugs are simple to clean using mild dishwashing detergent and water. To do this, take the rug outdoors. Dip a brush in a detergent solution to clean the entire surface, and rinse with a hose. Hang the rug up to dry in the sun.

But be sure it dries quickly and completely. Damp, natural fiber rugs will mildew and eventually disintegrate.

The sisal area rug’s natural beauty, durability and ease of cleaning make it a great addition to the home or office.

A Longstanding Tradition in Custom Rug Design

Looking for an area rug to match your octagonal room? Just can’t find a rug to fit your attic? With over 30 years of experience in manufacturing custom-made floor covering, Natural Area Rugs offers numerous solutions to meet all your flooring needs. Whether you’re in search of that unique carpet for your stairs or would just like a fancy shaped rug for your child’s playroom, simply visit our custom rug page and we’ll do the rest.

With a wide selection of materials ranging from seagrass, mountain grass, and jute, to sisal and wool, our team of highly skilled craftsmen can cut and bind your rug to just about any shape imaginable.  Equipped with the most modern equipment in the industry, Natural Area Rugs assures you of both excellence and affordability.

Since we use only natural materials, our products have proven safe for almost any environment. Natural Area Rugs’ impeccable reputation for manufacturing high quality custom-sized rugs has made us the preferred company of designers, event-coordinators nationwide.

Bamboo Shades Setting the Trend in Contemporary Window Design

Choosing the right set of window shades can be complicated and at times even frustrating. From PVC blinds, to Solar Screens, and Pleated Shades, the choices just seem to be endless nowadays. If you’re still at a loss on deciding which material best suits your needs, then you might just want to consider the new collection of Bamboo Shades, imported exclusively by Natural Area Rugs.

With the current trend of blending natural materials to contemporary architectural designs, bamboo comes as a popular choice. Extremely durable and naturally elegant, bamboo could just be one of the most versatile raw materials around. Opting to use Natural Area Rugs’ Bamboo Shades over other material offers numerous advantages.

Considerably less expensive than synthetic materials, bamboo can dramatically enhance your home without denting your budget. You can be very certain that no other product can give you more value for your money.

Available in basic natural colors, Natural Area Rugs’ bamboo shades can easily blend to just about any room design or motif, be it contemporary or even Victorian. The uneven pattern and slats of bamboo provides that inherent beauty unmatched by other materials.

Since bamboo is pliable and extremely durable, these blinds hold up extremely well even when subjected temperature and humidity changes. Unlike some PVC blinds, you don’t have worry about chipping when using bamboo.

With this rare combination of beauty, affordability, and durability, Natural Area Rugs’ Bamboo Shades could just very well be your best option.