A natural fiber thought to be native to India and other parts of South Asia, jute is considered one of the most important vegetable fibers cultivated in the world (second only to cotton). It's exceptionally strong and affordable, biodegradable, and considered one of the most environmentally friendly fibers available.
Jute is known for being one of the softest natural fibers used in floor coverings, so jute rugs are ideal for use in a bedroom, living room, or other areas of the home where the family spends time. What’s more, jute is the perfect choice if you want to protect the health and safety of your family without compromising on visual appeal.
How are jute rugs made?
Each jute carpet from Natural Area Rugs is hand spun and machine woven to create its organic appearance, and the natural latex backing found on some items offers a non-slip finish for maximum stability even on hardwood floors. Many of these rugs are also hand knotted by artisan rug makers, so each contains unique traits and slight differences that distinguish it from any other. Natural fiber jute rugs are made entirely without chemicals, and their beautiful color tones are all achieved naturally, not using artificial dyes.
The Benefits of Jute Floor Rugs
The demand for natural and sustainable carpeting has gone up, as has the supply. Trying to find the perfect rug for your home is now more difficult than ever. Whether you go for 100% natural custom rugs or all-natural soft jute rugs, you don’t have to worry about the health and safety of your family. So what is it that makes jute rugs distinct?
Unlike cotton rugs, jute rugs are also incredibly durable and will last for many years with only routine care. Though they are very sturdy, jute is soft and feels wonderful against bare feet around the home. We recommend using a rug pad under your jute area rug for extra padding and comfort, as well as to prevent the rug from moving.
Besides, imagine the warmth that, for instance, natural round jute rugs can bring to any room of the house. How about a classic large jute rug for the living room? Always an excellent choice! In fact, jute rugs offer something for every taste. Whether you prefer the earthy look of a simple tan style or the ornate, multi-tonal appearance of a jute rug with an intricate pattern, Natural Area Rugs has something to offer you.
Are jute rugs easy to clean?
Should you choose one of the unconventional contemporary rugs or go back to the roots and go for colorful jute rugs? Both are made from natural materials and both are equally durable, so how do you decide? Perhaps you’ll base your decision on practicality?
In that case, rest assured that, when used in light traffic areas, jute rugs can be both durable and long-lasting. As for cleaning, make sure to vacuum the rug on regular basis, preferably twice a week. When washing the rug, do it gently, using mild soap and water.
What is the difference between jute and sisal rugs?
Durable and versatile sisal stair treads and rugs are always a popular choice. But how do jute rugs differ from sisal rugs? Consider the amount of traffic: sisal rugs are more suitable for heavy-traffic areas. Jute rugs are not as tough as sisal rugs, but they are softer and more pleasant to touch. If you like spending time at home barefoot, beautifully colored jute rugs are definitely the choice for you!
Looking for natural area rugs? The answer is in the question!
For unsurpassed quality and handmade craftsmanship, there's no better choice than soft jute rugs from Natural Area Rugs. Choose from our vast selection to find the exact size, shape, and style that suits your home, as well as options that are a comfortable fit for your budget.
Natural Area Rugs guarantees the highest standards of excellence in each of our jute rugs and we even offer free same-day shipping to make your purchase as convenient as possible. Remember, there are more ways to shop than painstakingly comparing price and quality at various retail stores. Natural Area Rugs makes your selection easy!
FAQ: Jute Rugs
Jute rugs are the new craze: Most commonly found in natural colors, these rugs are made from plant fibers and they can make a great complimentary addition to a natural-looking space. They can require some special care to keep looking good and if you've never had a jute rug before, it's likely that you have a few questions first.
Here's the essential Jute Rug FAQ that'll tell you everything you need to know about taking care of yours.
- Can you vacuum a jute rug?
Yes! Jute rugs are made from natural plant fibers and they don't take well to being wet. A lot of dust can get trapped deep in-between the fibers of the rug over time and a simple regular vacuum is the best way to get rid of it and to ensure that your jute rug remains in excellent shape.
If you're trying to get rid of a specific smell, sprinkle baking soda on your jute rug first before vacuuming.
- What does a jute rug feel like?
Jute rugs feel a little bit like the outer side of a sea sponge or a woven mat crafted out of rope. They aren't as soft as most carpets or mats, which can make them perfect for adorning certain corners or reducing the slip risk in a specific part of your home with a rougher carpet.
- What is the difference between jute and sisal rugs?
Jute rugs are made from the fibers of the Jute plant, but Sisal rugs are made from Agave plant fibers instead. Both are a natural fiber carpet option, but that's pretty much where their similarities begin and end.
- Do jute rugs stain easily?
Because of the rougher, natural type of fibers that jute rugs are made from, they are known to stain much easier than other carpet materials like leather.
This means that you might have to think carefully about where you put your jute rugs. It's not, for example, ideal as a “welcome mat” that gets a lot of traffic and might subsequently see a lot of muddy feet.
Dark stains (especially ones like red wine) soak deep into the fibers of a jute rug. It's not impossible to clean, but it does mean that you'll have to clean your jute carpet immediately in the event of a stain (before it has the chance to soak in).
Jute rugs have their own natural smell right out of the factory, but this usually goes away within a few days to weeks of it getting used to the environment.
They can absorb smells (especially smoke and any stains) much faster than any other type of carpet material on the market. If you notice that your jute rug is starting to develop any kind of odd smell,sprinkle baking soda on the carpet and vacuum this up. Repeat this process as many times as necessary.
Jute rugs can stain if they get wet and aren't dried immediately and properly. For the best results, jute rugs should never be allowed to get wet (and always dried as soon as possible when they do). For cleaning, stick to vacuuming.
Jute rugs are made from natural plant materials. This means that often gets treated during the transition from plant material to practical product – and this is part of what causes the characteristic smell. Clean your jute rug for the best possible results.
- Are jute rugs uncomfortable?
That depends who you ask! Jute rugs have a rougher texture to your average rug or fluffy carpet – though for many people, this makes an ideal carpet texture even in their bedroom.
- Do jute rugs stop shedding? Are jute rugs safe for hardwood floors?
Jute rugs might shed some fibers as they are exposed to foot traffic. Eventually, the fibers stop working off like this. If you have hardwood floors, a jute rug likely isn't your best choice because the rougher texture of a jute rug can pose a risk to the floor underneath.
- Are jute rugs good for dining room?
Jute rugs can be fine for the dining room, bedroom or bathroom. You can put your carpet wherever you want, but it depends on what you need in a carpet.
- Can jute rugs be professionally cleaned?
If you have a treasured jute rug that has taken a beating, you can take it to a professional carpet cleaner who has the right equipment to clean and dry it properly.
- Are jute and sisal rugs soft?
Both jute and sisal rugs are rougher to most types of other rugs or carpets. They aren't known to be soft, but not everyone wants a soft carpet in every area of their house.
- How do you get the smell out of a jute rug?
Baking soda isn't just for baking. It can also be great for absorbing smells out of things like jute rugs. Sprinkle baking soda over your rug, vacuum it properly and repeat. Make sure that the carpet has dried properly before doing this or you might just have baking powder stick like paste. If this doesn't help, call a professional carpet cleaner.