Go Green in Your Home with Eco-Friendly Rugs

The word is out: going green is the new trend for those of you whom are truly seeking to become as environmentally friendly as you can. There are many different ways that folks can do their part to assure that their homes are as friendly to environment as possible. One such way is by making sure that you only buy environmentally safe products.

Many people are evening choosing to go with a more vintage and aged look when it comes to their home furnishings so they can do their part with helping to assure that our environment stays as healthy as possible, and that we can all work together in the worldwide battle to combat global warming. One of the ways that you can be more kind to the environment is by how you choose to decorate your home. Always look for products that are all-natural and do not contain any materials or chemicals that can be deemed harmful to the environment.

Many home owners are choosing to remodel their home floors using reclaimed woods, oaks and cork. Others are refinishing older furniture and reusing it to avoid having to purchase newer furniture which contributes to the felling of trees in the forest.

And even more people are choosing to only purchase all-natural rugs and area rugs to decorate their homes, which are made out of eco friendly materials that benefit the environment. By assuring that the flooring and the area rugs in your home meet the eco friendly standards of today, you can know that you are indeed doing your part to help battle global warming.

Being more eco friendly is not just a choice anymore, is a must-do that we as members of society and as responsible homeowners have to do to assure that our world remains clean and healthy for millions of years to come. By assuring that you only decorate your home with environmentally safe items, like all natural area rugs, reused flooring and chemical free furniture, you can rest assured that you are doing your part.

Wool Flooring

Exquisite wool carpeting is environmentally friendly and is quite an amazing material provided by nature. Wool rugs are in fashion and they’re remarkable. There are many interesting facts about wool which explain its brilliant qualities.

Wool has a rate of stain-resistance that’s 30% better than synthetic fibers. What makes wool so wonderfully stain-resistant? There is a natural light wax that coats the surface of wool fibers. This veneer helps to prevent dirt and stains from penetrating the wool or from leaving any residue on or near the surface.

Wool quickly recovers from crushing or indenting caused by footsteps or furniture. Why is that? It’s because wool is very resilient; this is a feature about wool that protects sheep from various climates and elements. Wool fiber can be stretched more than 35% and still easily return back to its natural shape. The natural resilience of wool keeps your carpet looking new and fresh for a lot longer than many other types of flooring. So while wool rugs may cost a little bit more than a synthetic rug up front, their remarkable durability makes them actually a more economical choice in the long run.
Why is wool so incredibly water-resistant? The protective barriers mentioned above also prevent water from easily penetrating the wool fibers. Additionally, wool is able to absorb about 1/3 of its weight in moisture and not feel damp.

What are three reasons that a wool rug is a safe choice for your family? First, wool fibers are naturally flame-resistant. Secondly, wool acts as a natural air purifier. Thirdly, unlike many synthetic rugs, wool doesn’t emit harmful chemicals into the air.

Why is dyed wool resistant to fading? The process used to dye the wool fibers produces lasting results.

Use Premium-Lock Rug Pads with your wool carpeting, for added durability.

Sisal Rugs

Getting a sisal rug for your home or office is a chic way to go green. There’s an exotic element to these all natural rugs that may explain why they’re such a popular choice in interior design.

Sisal flooring is made with extracts from the sisal agave plant. The fine, long fibers of the agave plant provide the durability and strength of sisal rugs. Sisal is spun by hand using the soft, smooth yarn and is then hand-tufted and woven into exquisite carpeting. The versatility of the sisal fibers makes it possible to weave a striking variety of patterns and textures. Every sisal area rug is truly unique because nature provides wonderful variations in color and fiber thickness.

Sisal rugs are anti-static and naturally flame retardant. They are also resistant to liquids. Since spills are a breeze to clean up, a sisal rug is a brilliant choice for the kitchen and dining areas.

The fibers of sisal rugs are often left undyed, giving the rugs a distinctive, organic look. Another option is an appealing bleached sisal rug, which has a lighter, more neutral shade. Dyed weaves are also among the sylish choices of sisal rugs at Natural Area Rugs. An example is our Legacy Sisal Rug, which is a dark charcoal color and a perfect accent for many modern styles of décor. A sisal rug in any shade successfully titivates a room’s décor.

You may choose to get a self-edged sisal rug or one with a 100% cotton border. Our border colors range from neutral to moss to red/Cherry Jubilee.

All of our trendy and classic sisal flooring from Natural Area Rugs comes with latex backing. The rugs help to absorb sound, adding to the overall warmth and comfort of any space. We recommend you also use Premium-Lock Rug Pads.

Seagrass Rugs

A great way to update the flooring in your home in high style without the high price is with 100% natural seagrass rugs. The neutral colors that range from beige to light brown to a greenish hue tie in beautifully with any décor. Seagrass rugs are among the most affordable types of natural flooring and yet they make great accent pieces in any room, with their naturally smooth texture and alluring luster.

Natural carpeting is such a smart choice today. Organic flooring such as a seagrass rug is naturally occurring and sustainable, which means it’s good for the environment. It’s also excellent for your home. Seagrass rugs are a great choice for nurseries or for people with sensitive allergies, because seagrass is naturally hypoallergenic. Natural flooring is carcinogen-free and always superior to synthetic rugs.

There are many desirable qualities in a seagrass rug. The non-porous surface of the seagrass, which gives off a lovely sheen, is also rigid, making seagrass rugs very durable. Choose any high-traffic area of your home for a long-wearing seagrass rug.

The unique texture of the seagrass actually absorbs sound, which can be a wonderful asset in noisy homes. Seagrass is also a natural flame-repellant.

The dining area is another ideal place for a low-maintenance seagrass rug. These rugs are easy to clean; all that’s required is vacuuming and warm, soapy water.

Seagrass is a tall plant with grass-like stems found in wet lands. Seagrass is recognizable because of its grassy, hay-like scent, which dissipates with time.

The imported seagrass rugs at Natural Area Rug are hand-crafted and come in an appealing variety of weaves. Each has pure cotton binding in either black or one of several neutral shades.

All of our rugs come with natural latex backing, and we recommend you use Premium-Lock Rug Pads.

Natural Carpets at Natural Area Rugs

Natural rugs are very much in vogue, and not just because they’re an attractive accent for any type of décor. Natural rugs are eco-friendly and a safer choice for you and your family.

Natural carpeting is made from 100% renewable resources, which means the materials they’re made with can be replaced at a faster rate than they’re consumed. You’re going green when you buy organic rugs because they cause no harm to the environment. One of the best features of natural flooring is that it doesn’t emit harmful chemicals, as is the case with many types of synthetic carpeting. Hypoallergenic, carcinogen-free natural rugs are especially ideal for baby nurseries.

Bamboo, denser than most hardwoods, is one of nature’s strongest materials. Our bamboo rugs are the most durable among our selection of natural carpets. They’re also naturally flame-resistant. Bamboo evokes a wonderful, tropical ambiance. These treasures are perfect for any of the high-traffic areas in your home or office.

Sisal rugs are very popular in the world of home design. It could be because of the exotic nature of this versatile natural flooring. Sisal rugs are typically created in Kenya and Tanzania where extracts from the sisal agave plant are used to make fine, long fibers. The soft fibers are hand-woven into a variety of textures and patterns. Sisal is naturally anti-static, and it’s easy to clean. Sisal rugs create a look that’s both classic and contemporary.

Of the natural rugs available today, jute rugs are the softest. Jute is one of the oldest known types of flooring. Natural Area Rugs’ jute rugs have a brightness and a silky sheen that illuminate and invigorate any area.

Other types of natural flooring are seagrass, wool, and mountain grass. Whichever gorgeous natural rugs you choose, we recommend you also use Premium-Lock Rug Pads.