About Seagrass Rugs & Mountain Grass Rugs
A gift from the sea, seagrass rugs are a healthy and environmentally friendly choice from Natural Area Rugs. Seagrass is fast-growing, plentiful, and easy to harvest, making it one of the most sustainable, earth-friendly flooring materials on the planet. Mountain grass is a similar natural fiber that grows in the mountains of China and other Pacific Rim countries. Both grass carpet types are durable, resistant to stains, and naturally beautiful.
Seagrass rugs from Natural Area Rugs are made in the USA and feature exceptional craftsmanship and incredible looks. Our expert artisans carefully combine the subtle colors and fine textures of these natural grasses to create beautiful grass area rugs that will look amazing in any location. Available in original, basket weave, tight-knit weave or herringbone weave, our seagrass and mountain grass rugs come in a design to suit your needs and complement your home or office environment.
Our natural seagrass area rugs are never dyed. They come in subtle and enticing natural shades, including soft beiges and browns, as well as neutral greens ranging from lighter shades of sage to darker tones of olive green. Mountain grass rugs are available in similar colors, although they tend to have a slightly darker, earthier tone. For a splash of color, choose rugs with color borders, including black, olive green and dark beige.
The Benefits of Grass Rugs
Besides their pleasing, soft looks and earth-friendly origins, both mountain grass and seagrass rugs are produced without harmful chemicals or toxins, making them safer and healthier for your family. The loose fibers of grass carpet are also excellent at capturing dust and allergens from the air, helping to minimize allergies, and their woven structure allows those pollutants to be easily vacuumed away.
Resistant to stains and spills, mountain grass and seagrass flooring is easy to clean — just wipe away water or spilled drinks. And because grass is naturally tough, our area rugs will stand up well under heavy use, making them perfect for hallways, living rooms, or high-traffic areas anywhere in your home or office.
Design Your Own Seagrass Rugs
Have a room with an unusual size or shape? You can create a custom grass rug at Natural Area Rugs and get exactly what you need! Simply pick your shape, such as rectangular, square, oval, round, or octagonal. Then choose from numerous weaves and the colors of our most popular cotton bindings. You can get the perfect large seagrass rug to act as the backdrop to your designer living room or a small mountain grass rug to decorate that awkwardly shaped corner. Because we ship from our extensive stock, we can offer fast shipping that's affordable — and almost always free.
At Natural Area Rugs, nearly all of our natural fiber rugs are available in custom sizes, so your choices are almost limitless! In addition to custom mountain grass and seagrass rugs, be sure to check out our custom sisal rugs and custom wool-sisal rugs to find exactly what you need to give you the look you have been wanting. These rugs can be used for a wide variety of purposes, from welcoming people into your home to highlighting a specific part of a room. The attractive neutral colors of natural rugs works with practically any décor.
What are seagrass rugs?
Seagrass rugs are a floor covering made from grasses found in saltwater marshes. Seagrass grows fast and is harvested with ease, making them a sustainable material for floors. In addition to being earth-friendly, seagrass rugs are also very affordable! Seagrass rugs are truly a gift from the seas.
Seagrass rugs from Natural Area Rugs are exceptionally crafted in the USA and come in designs to suit any home or office. The expert artisans at Natural Area Rugs can create custom seagrass rugs that are sized to fit your space. Seagrass rugs are available in original, basketweave, tight-knit weave or herringbone weave.
Benefits of seagrass rugs
Seagrass rugs have become a popular choice because they are strong, easy to maintain and have a beautiful texture. They not only a perfect covering for high-traffic areas, but also a healthy choice for the whole family. Seagrass rugs have tightly woven fibers that help prevent allergens from collecting. Their fibers are also mildew and mold resistant, making them a great option for bathrooms.
How are seagrass rugs made?
Most seagrass used for rugs is harvested from Asia. The seagrass is collected, cleaned and dried. Next the seagrass fibers are spun into yarn and woven together. They are produced without harmful chemicals and are therefore healthier to have in the home. Seagrass rugs from Natural Area Rugs are never dyed and come in natural shades that include soft beiges, browns, shades of sage or olive green tones.
How do you clean a seagrass rug?
Seagrass rugs should be vacuumed regularly to remove debris and maintain their appearance. The vacuum will need to move over the rug in different directions to ensure all the dirt is removed between the woven fibers. Seagrass rugs are also sweepable for quick clean-ups. If a spill occurs, it is best to spot clean the area by blotting a towel on the spill to absorb it. Do not rub spills as it will set into the seagrass fibers.
FAQ: Seagrass Rugs
Seagrass area rugs are a great way to add style to any room. When incorporating a seagrass rug to your design scheme, it is important to understand its unique qualities and any special care it may require.
- Can seagrass rugs be used outdoors?
Seagrass rugs are not recommended for outdoor use. If dried seagrass is exposed to the elements it can begin to rot. Leaving a seagrass rug outside will cause it to deteriorate and shorten the lifespan of the rug.
- Can seagrass carpets be cleaned?
Vacuuming and spot treatments are the best way to maintain a seagrass rug and extend its life. If a seagrass rug needs a deep cleaning then it can also be taken to the dry cleaners. For stubborn stains, combine 1 teaspoon white vinegar and 1 teaspoon detergent with 2 quarts of water. Blot the solution on the seagrass rug with a clean cloth and repeat until the stain is gone.
- What does a seagrass rug feel like?
Seagrass rugs can feel slightly rough to walk on with bare feet. The pattern of the weave can affect how it feels.
- Are seagrass rugs soft? Are seagrass rugs comfortable?
Seagrass rugs are not plush rugs like a wool rug or fluffy carpet. Their texture is rougher but does soften over time with use.
Due to the rougher texture, many people prefer to use seagrass rugs in high-traffic areas only. However, it can still make an ideal bedroom floor covering. Some people love the texture of the seagrass fibers. It all comes down to personal preferences. Order a free sample to help determine if the seagrass rug is right for you.
- Do seagrass rugs stain easily?
Seagrass fibers have a natural waxy finish that makes them stain-resistant. A seagrass area rug can handle the inevitable spills that come with being placed in the dining room. Their resistance to stains also makes them a great choice for families with children.
Seagrass rugs will have some shedding of loose fibers. The shedding should diminish with time and regular vacuuming.
A new seagrass rug will smell like hay at first, but this should dissipate within a week after being laid out in its new environment.
- Is seagrass carpet durable?
Seagrass rugs are incredibly durable. They are best suited for the high-traffic areas of homes and offices. Their durability means they can handle furniture movement and heavy foot traffic.
- Do seagrass rugs change color?
The color of a seagrass rug does change slightly over time. A new beige seagrass rug may have a green tint to it but it eventually fades and tans.
- Are seagrass rugs good for pet owners?
If you are a pet parent, you have to take your pets into consideration when choosing an area rug. Thanks to its durability and stain resistant qualities, seagrass rugs are perfectly pet-friendly. They also provide a nice napping place for dogs and cats.