feel soft compared to other natural fiber rugs -- But are
they hard wearing ?
Jute rugs are one of the most popular type of natural fiber
rugs, along with sisal rugs and cotton rugs. Jute rugs are
made from the fibers of the jute plant which is grown mostly
in Bangladesh as well as China and India. The jute fibers
are primarily composed of the plant materials cellulose, lignum
and pectin. The fibers that are chosen to construct these
natural fiber rugs are generally between 3 and 15 feet in
length and are normally from off-white to brown in color.
Jute rugs have a very soft and luxurious texture when compared
to other natural area rugs, but they are not particularly
hard wearing. This makes jute rugs an ideal choice for a bedroom
floor, or any other low traffic area where a soft underfoot
experience is called for.
Jute rugs along with most other natural area rugs are easily
stained, and don't tolerate damp conditions well. They should
not be placed in an area where frequent spills may occur,
such as a kitchen, or where moisture is ever present, such
as a bathroom. It is also important that any spills are wiped
up immediately with a clean cloth, and the rug left to dry
Jute rugs are currently a popular choice for many designers
as these natural fiber rugs compliment the current design
trends perfectly. They are an ideal choice when looking for
a contemporary rug to finish off your newly decorated room.
October 19th 2004
By: Paul Goodwin
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