Natural carpeting is a great choice for any Flemington homeowner who suffers from allergies or asthma, cares about their impact on the environment, or just wants an out-of-the-box carpet option. Natural carpet materials like wool, sisal, seagrass, and jute are better for your health and the environment, since they do not contain the kinds of chemicals used in synthetic carpets.
You may be familiar with wool or even sisal carpeting, but what do you know about jute? Our Floor Coverings International Hillsborough experts are here to explain everything you need to know.
What is Jute?
Jute is a sustainable and renewable crop that can be grown with little chemical fertilizer or pesticides, making it a good choice for the environment. The plant’s fibers can be dried and woven into a variety of textiles, including carpets and rugs.
About Jute Carpeting
- Because jute is fast and easy to grow, it is a very affordable material for carpeting. You can find jute carpeting for less than many similar products made of wool, cotton, nylon, or sisal.
- Jute carpet has a natural, woven texture and tends to come in earthy colors such as beige, tan, or brown. It is a great choice if you want to add a coastal or natural look to your space, and its neutral look blends with many kinds of décor.
- Jute is relatively low maintenance, but you should think carefully about where you install it. It doesn’t do well with moisture, so it is best kept out of kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, entryways, or any space where you expect wet spills and messes. Otherwise, jute carpeting is fairly durable and only requires periodic vacuuming.
To learn more about jute and other natural carpet options, give us a call! Floor Coverings International Hillsborough offers free consultations to homeowners in Hillsborough, Flemington, Princeton and beyond.
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