With so many people trying to go for synthetic décor, natural-looking floors have become popular among designer brands, and you should take advantage of that. To do that, you can opt for a rug made with natural materials for your floor. However, you need to know everything about them if you want to select the right one and properly match it. The following guide will tell you everything about the types of natural rugs and what each of them is about.
What do you need rugs for?
Before you can start exploring the different natural rug materials and designs, you need to figure out what you need is. The placement of the rug, the design, color, theme, and the usage scenario are all factors that you need to consider here. Each type of rug looks different and has different properties as well. You will need to choose the one that matches your specific requirements. The frequency of use is also a factor that would allow you to shortlist natural rugs that can withstand the amount of use they will see.
Types of natural materials used for making rugs
There are several different materials that come into use when making natural rugs and you should learn about all the popular options. We are sharing useful information about each of them in the list below.
This is the best option for anyone who wants to enjoy an earthy look on their floor. The imperfections on a jute rug are perfect for producing that irregular look. Considering how this material looks, it is quite surprising to see how soft this material is. From a distance, you might even say that it is wool. However, this softness is only good if you want to place your natural rugs in an area with low foot traffic. The rough material also means you will need to clean it frequently.
If you want a natural-looking rug that can withstand a high amount of traffic, then sisal is what you go for. This material is made from the agave plant and its fibers are also extremely strong which is why you see it used for making twine and rope. Being barefoot is not a good idea on these natural rugs though as sisal’s tough fiber can be discomforting for the feet. It is also a bit slippery, so using it on stairs should be avoided as well. The porous nature and high traffic mean you will need to clean this frequently.
If a complex texture is what you want most then seagrass will certainly appease you. Being a seagrass also makes it non-porous which means you do not have to worry about spilling liquids which you have to do in all other options. It can be a great option for use in places where you are barefoot like the kitchen and bathrooms since it has a soft feel to it. Being water-resistant also means that it is difficult to die natural rugs made with seagrass, so colors are limited.
One of the most versatile natural fibers, hemp fiber has been in our use for millennia. This is also an exceptionally durable material and can even get soft over time with constant use. You can find amazing patterns and colors in this, and it is currently quite popular. Do expect natural rugs made with hemp to shed fibers, though.
All the options shared here are great for use in both homes and offices. It is entirely up to your creativity as to how you use each of them. If you have any ideas regarding décor using natural rugs then we would love to hear from you in the comments.