Eco-Friendly Rugs: Seagrass and Sisal Rugs

Posted by Natural Area Rugs on Jan 2nd 2011

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.

Use living green plants to bring the outdoors, inside. Plants complement seagrass and sisal rugs very well. Place a small water fountain in the room to drive home an outdoors experience. You can turn any living space into a relaxing getaway with a few plants, sounds and the natural essence of seagrass rugs and sisal rugs.

Remember to always clean your rugs to maintain them. If kept well, these rugs can last a long time. They tend to be durable. Keep pets and shoes away from these carpets to get the most out of them. These rugs are not stain resistant, so you may want to place them in a lower-traffic area of you home.

These rugs also make a great home-warming gift. When someone is getting ready to move into a new house, there are so many items they need to purchase. If the person you´re buying for is someone who is eco-friendly and looking for natural products to decorate their home, a seagrass or sisal area rug may be the perfect gift.

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