Bamboo Rugs- Cool in More Ways Than You Think

Have you seen our line of bamboo rugs? If not, check them out now.

Bamboo is considered to be a very cool look these days, and we agree. Bamboo carpets are a very popular choice with our customers, especially when you want that “cool” look with a touch of durability.

Bamboo has been used as flooring for centuries, especially in Asia where it can easily be found in many locates. It’s an environmentally friendly plant that’s fast growing, which means that overharvesting is rarely a concern. Plus, it grows so fast, that a plant is usually ready to harvest again within two years.

So, bamboo is cool in appearance and environmentally cool, but my favorite part is, it’s also “cool” to the touch.

After a long day on my feet, I love to take my shoes and socks off and step onto a bamboo rug. It’s very cool, relaxing and soothing to the touch. Who’d have guessed that there is a little therapy that comes with every bamboo rug?

Stop by our website – today and check out our selection of bamboo rugs.

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.

One of the Many Reasons you Can Shop Confidently With Us

Although our store is located in Beverly Hills, we literally serve customers worldwide. Our great prices just naturally make us a “must-check-before-buying-anywhere-else” site.

And because we want our customers, wherever they may be located, to buy with confidence, we offer a service that you won’t find with many other rug stores.

We’ll send you a FREE SAMPLEso that you can see what you are buying before ordering.

Actually, I should say, FREE SAMPLES.


Because we know you may be trying to choose from more than one style, so we’re more than happy to send you two rug swatches and two binding swatches, absolutely free.

And if you want to compare even more samples, we’ll gladly ship you additional samples for only $2.50 each.

At Natural Area Rugs, we want you to buy with confidence, so we do everything we can to make your online shopping experience a pleasure. Take a look at our natural fiber rug offerings right now and ask us to send you sample swatches of your favorites.

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.

Guide to Buying Your Natural Fiber Rug

Buying an area rug may not be as simple as the novice buyer would hope. Being a room’s centerpiece, choosing the right rug is perhaps one of the most critical decisions you or your interior designer can make in creating the desired ambience or atmosphere for your home. But there’s really no reason to panic. The fact that you’re considering to purchase a natural fiber rug already indicates that you’re moving in the right direction. Natural fibers such as seagrass and wool have always proven to be more durable than synthetic materials such as nylon or olefin. In terms of aesthetics, natural fibers have always gotten the nod of designers since handwoven rugs posses an inherent beauty that cannot be replicated by mass-produced or machine made carpeting. These products’ natural colors and basic patterns can easily match any furniture and décor.  Pattern differences make natural fiber rugs “perfectly imperfect”. When tackling environmental issues, synthetics are out of the question as they’ve often been frowned upon for emitting harmful gases in the atmosphere. On the other hand, natural fibers are hypoallergenic and actually help to filter the air by helping trap contaminants.

To make things easier for you or your designer, we’ve listed a few things that you might want to consider before purchasing your new natural fiber rug.

Request a Sample

Obtaining a sample is one of the best ways of assuring that your rug’s color or pattern would match your room’s furniture. A sample allows you to readily compare the rug material to your floor, walls, furniture and drapes. The last thing you’d want to do is to re-wrap and return a rug in exchange for a new one (there are no returns for made to order or customized rugs).

Take Photos of Your Room

Taking a picture of your room allows you to get a better perspective of how your rug would blend in with your furniture, which is important in choosing the right shade or pattern for your rug. This enables you to compare your rug with other elements inside your room.

Check for Measurements

Avoid the hassle of having to return or repair a rug just because it’s a few inches longer or smaller than what your room requires. Using tape to outline the area that will be covered by the rug will help you visualize the appropriate rug size for your room.

Determine Your Rug’s Purpose

Is your rug to be used in a hallway where you expect significant amount of traffic or under the dining table where you expect spills? Or are you looking for a material that’s soft enough for you to walk on barefoot? It’s important to compare your needs with the characteristics of each type of rug to assure that your needs are met. Please click the following links to get a better idea of the basic characteristics of our natural fiber rugs:

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Use a Rug Pad

One thing that a lot of customers overlook is the importance of buying a rugpad, which could be the best thing you can do for both your floor and your rug. Rug pads provide extra cushioning and that added grip which helps anchor your rug to your floor without damaging its surface. Rugpads create a breathable space between your rug and your floor which promotes air circulation, preventing dirt and bacteria buildup. Using rugpads is one of the most economical ways to help maintain your rug and floor.

These are just some useful tips that might help you decide which rug material would be appropriate for your room. Remember, shopping for rugs should be a fun and enjoyable experience, so don’t restrict your imagination. Go ahead and test your creativity. But if you still have apprehensions about making these decisions on your won, you can always consult a local designer.