Carpet is a household staple no matter where you go. Even homes without carpet generally supplement this comfort with area rugs. Either way, the experts at Floor Coverings International Cleveland South know just how essential having a variety of carpets (or rugs) to choose from is for Akron homeowners.
For this reason, we want to put the spotlight on our selection of all-natural carpets. These carpets and rugs are eco-friendly, non-toxic, and some of them are even suitable for homeowners with allergies. Learn more about our favorite natural carpets below!
Without a doubt, wool is one of the best carpet materials around – and not just in the category of “all-natural” carpets. This material is the all around champion of warmth and durability. Nylon is its closest synthetic competitor. Wool, however, has the added benefit of being eco-friendly. Unlike nylon, wool is derived from a renewable resource, it does not pollute the environment during manufacturing, and it is biodegradable.
Caution must be taken with wool carpet, as it readily traps moisture, which could lead to mildew. On the other hand, wool fibers wick away dirt and grime, making dry messes easy to clean. With the proper care, a wool carpet can last for decades.
Sisal is one of the most popular plant-based carpets. This material is derived from the Agave plant, which is harvest in Mexico, Brazil, and surrounding areas. Sisal carpets are incredibly strong and are commonly used in high traffic areas. For this reason, it’s not uncommon to see sisal stair runners or sisal hallway rugs.
Sisal requires no dye or chemical treatments, so it is a wonderful solution for homeowners who want non-toxic flooring. It is also easy to vacuum, as its looped fibers don’t trap dust or debris, making it great for homeowners with allergies. Just be sure to keep this carpet dry, as it can stain from liquid spills. Also keep in mind that sisal has a rather coarse texture. While this is appealing to some, it may not be so to others.
Seagrass is another popular plant-based carpet. This plant is generally grown in China and India, in flooded fields similar to rice paddies. Thanks to its water cultivation, this material is very non-absorbent, making it more suitable for accident-prone areas in the home than sisal. Spills can be easily blotted up with a damp towel.
Like sisal, seagrass is a hypoallergenic carpet solution, especially because it is static-free. It is one of the most affordable carpet options, being even more inexpensive than some low-quality synthetic carpets. However, this does not mean that seagrass is low quality. It is one of the more durable plant-based carpets available.
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All-natural carpets are growing in popularity because they are uniquely beautiful and earth friendly. We have many more types of natural carpets to offer, including coir and jute. Contact Floor Coverings International Cleveland South today to schedule your free, in-home design consultation. We proudly serve the greater Stow, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson and Akron areas.
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