If you’re looking for an eco-friendly carpet option, jute is a great choice. Like sisal, seagrass, and other natural fibers, jute is a woven, dried plant fiber. Its sustainability and affordability make it an excellent choice for Burnaby homeowners, but if you’re not already familiar with jute, here’s some background from our experts at Floor Coverings International Northshore.
About Jute Carpet
- Unlike synthetic fiber carpet, which is produced using fossil fuels and ultimately ends up in a landfill, natural fiber carpet (like jute) is a sustainable resource that is completely biodegradable. Plus, jute is an abundant, easy-to-grow plant that requires less fertilizer and pesticides than cotton. Among rug and carpet materials, it’s hard to beat jute for eco-friendliness.
- Jute carpet is very affordable since it is fast and easy to produce. Not only is it cheaper than wool, cotton, and nylon carpet, but also less expensive than other natural fibers like sisal and seagrass.
- Jute rugs and carpet are ideal for adding a natural, earthy feel to your home. They are typically available in beige, tan, or golden brown – the natural colors of the fiber – in a simple woven texture. This makes jute very neutral and versatile, and easy to mix with a variety of décor.
- Jute is low maintenance, but should only be used in specific areas. Natural fibers hide dust and dirt well, so regular vacuuming is enough to keep your jute carpet looking like new. However, jute is not good with moisture, so it should be kept out of wet areas like bathrooms, kitchens, and entryways. Instead, try jute rugs and carpet in dry spaces like bedrooms, hallways, living rooms, and offices.
Want to try jute carpet in your Burnaby home? Give us a call! Floor Coverings International Northshore makes the process quick and easy by bringing product samples to your home and offering free estimates.
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