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Natural Flooring

Wool

Wool is the most commonly known animal fibre used for carpets and rugs. As described before, wool makes a carpet resilient which helps keep its appearance well over long periods of time. Wool is also dyed well which allows carpets to be produced in subtle tones as well as vivid and bright colours. It is also environmentally friendly.

Jute

Jute yarn originates from India and is made from the tiliaceae plant. They are harvested by hand and soaked in water. Later, the stems are beaten and the resulting fibres are spun into a delicate, yet beautiful yarn. The yarn is then backed with a latex backing. Jute is the softest of all natural flooring and is ideally suited for bedrooms or in light domestic areas.

Seagrass

Seagrass is produced in China and some other Far Eastern countries. The grass like crop is flooded by seawater while in growth then woven into floor covering and finally backed using latex. Unlike Coir or Sisal, Seagrass cannot be bleached or dyed and therefore the colour of Seagrass can vary from a yellow green to a dark green depending upon when it was harvested. Seagrass is suitable for all domestic areas including kitchens, stairs, and some light contract locations, but not where moisture could get to it, hence the reason it is not recommended for bathrooms.

Sisal

Sisal is extracted from the Agave Sisalana plant which grows wildly in South America and East Africa. The dark green leaves are usually made into ropes and twine; only the very finest coloured leaves are kept. Having been thoroughly cleaned, these fibres are then dyed and can be dyed to almost any colour. It is at this part where they are woven into floor covering. Sisal floorcovering is both extremely durable and hardwearing making it a very versatile product. As with Coir and Seagrass, a latex backing is applied. Sisal is extremely hardwearing and can be used for any domestic or light contract are away from moisture.