Natural fiber rugs from Natural Area Rugs combine style and practicality to make for a quality addition to any room in your home. Made from eco-friendly materials, our natural fiber area rugs are durable yet soft, adding a soothing feel to your chosen space.
About Natural Fiber Rugs
Natural fiber rugs from Natural Area Rugs combine style and practicality to make for a quality addition to any room in your home. Made from eco-friendly materials, our natural fiber area rugs are durable yet soft, adding a soothing feel to your chosen space. We carry a wide range of sizes and designs, including a number of rugs hand-woven by Artisan rugmakers. With our large selection, you can easily find the rug that is perfect for your home.
Browse Our Cotton Hemp Options
Sustainable and mildew-resistant, our hemp cotton rugs are designed to last while offering an elegant feel. Our Rosetta Cotton Hemp Rug is made from 70% cotton and 30% hemp, while our Rowan Hemp Cotton Rug is woven primarily with hemp, at 70% hemp and 30% cotton. For the most longevity, pair your stylish natural fiber rug with one of our rug pads.
Vera Cruz Rugs for Your Living Room, Dining Room or Bedroom
Full of depth and style, our Vera Cruz Collection consists of fine rugs that can be handed down for generations with proper care. These stain-resistant rugs are highly functional while also offering aesthetic appeal. Add earthly beauty to a room with a Vera Cruz Leather Jute Rug or a Vera Cruz Contemporary Rug; these natural fiber area rugs are available in a variety of sizes at prices that are affordable.
Learn More About Our Natural Fiber Rugs
All of our natural fiber area rugs are hand-made and come with free shipping. For more information, please contact us, and our customer service team will be happy to assist you.
Choosing the Right Natural Fiber Rug for Your Home
Natural fiber rugs are a very popular choice since they have an attractive, earthy appearance, are moderately priced, are most often made from eco-friendly materials, and may have a natural resistance to stain, chemicals, static, or flames. Some of the most popular types of natural area rugs include wool, silk, and cotton, but other materials are growing in popularity as well including jute, sisal, and seagrass. While features vary depending on the exact type of rug, people often ask the following questions about natural fiber rugs:
Are Natural Fiber Rugs Soft?
Many people have heard that natural fiber rugs are very coarse and rough on the feet, but this is not always true. While jute may not be the softest material out there, it is one of the softer choices for natural fiber rugs. It is sometimes combined with other materials such as wool or chenille to increase its softness. Sisal rugs can be rougher on the feet, but a large chunky weave makes this material much cozier. Seagrass is one of the roughest types of natural rugs.
What Is the Softest Natural Fiber Rug?
Wool is one of the softest natural fibers available. Best of all, these rugs maintain their softness for many years due to their inherent durability and ability to keep its shape. While much less expensive than wool, cotton is also has a very soft underfoot.
What Is the Most Durable Natural Fiber Rug?
In addition to being the softest natural fiber rug, wool is also the most durable. You may have even heard claims from people that their wool rug has been passed down from generations back and still looks great.
Are Natural Fiber Rugs Easy To Clean?
Knowing how to properly clean your specific type of natural fiber rug is essential for allowing it to last as long as possible. Regularly shaking off dirt and vacuuming is one of the best ways to keep your rug looking fresh and dirt-free. Some natural area rugs are not great with high moisture levels and should not be saturated with water. Address spills immediately and do not rub in the liquid.
Do All Natural Fiber Rugs Shed?
Plant-fiber rugs, especially those made from jute, sisal, or seagrass are prone to shedding. Some shedding is inevitable with these types of rugs as the fibers can splinter and come off in small pieces.
Which Natural Fiber Rugs Shed the Least?
While wool may shed frequently when first purchased, this material sheds the least in the long run, especially if they’re hand-knotted. Due to having more durable fibers, seagrass often sheds less than jute and sisal.
How Do You Stop a Natural Fiber Rug from Shedding?
Avoid shedding by doing what you can to protect your natural fiber rug from damage. This can include using a rug pad or moving it to a low traffic area. Lightly vacuum the rug using a low setting. Don’t pull at any loose fibers. A horsehair brush can be used to help loosen any small broken pieces before vacuuming.
What Is the Difference Between Jute, Sisal, and Seagrass Rugs?
While similar in appearance, sisal, jute, and seagrass rugs are all made from different types of plant fibers. Jute rugs are made from the stalk of the Jute Corchorus plant found in Bangladesh, China, and India. Sisal rugs are made from the leaves of the Agave Sisalana plant, which is a type of cactus native to Mexico and America. Seagrass is a type of reed that grows in marshy areas within Asian countries.
What is the difference between sisal and jute rugs?
Since jute rugs are made from the stalk of a plant rather than the leaves, it is a very soft material. However, it is less durable. Both materials can be dyed or painted, unlike seagrass which comes in very limited color options. Jute is more stain-resistant than sisal, but both materials are susceptible to mold and mildew when kept in humid environments.
Are Sisal Rugs Good for High Traffic Areas?
Compared to Jute rugs, Sisal rugs are more durable and better for high traffic areas. They are a popular choice for both hallways and entryways.
Do You Need a Rug Pad for Jute Rugs?
It is recommended to use a rug pad with jute rugs and other natural fiber rugs. This can help increase the longevity of your rug, reduce shedding, and protect the flooring underneath.
Can Jute Rugs be Vacuumed?
Jute rugs can and should be vacuumed. Use a low setting to vacuum on top and under this type of rug at least once a week.
There’s a lot more that goes into purchasing a rug for your home than simply choosing that one that has a design you like. It is important to consider features such as softness, durability, maintenance needs, shedding, and sustainability when deciding on what natural fiber rug you want.