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Wools, Sisals, and Grasses

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wool carpet exampleWool Carpets and Rugs

As a flooring material, wool is remarkably earth- people-, and pet-friendly. A natural and renewable resource, wool is also recyclable and biodegradable, and more manufacturers are adopting environmentally friendly, energy-efficient techniques for processing wool fiber into finished carpets and rugs.

Wool is also wonderfully non-allergenic, does not promote the growth of bacteria or dust mites, and does give off harmful emissions. Wool carpeting can make rooms more comfortable because it is an excellent temperature and sound insulator. Wool is also naturally flame retardant and is specified for those installations with the most stringent flammability regulations.

With its natural stain resistence and resilience, wool is an excellent investment for many rooms. It is available in an infinite variety of patterns, colors, and textures to suit any design scheme or personal taste.

Visit our Showroom to see the wide range of wool carpets and hand-dyed, hand-loomed custom area rugs we have available.

Other Natural Options

Grass floor products have been used for many decades to compliment light, casual, and natural living areas.

Sisal close upSisal, a fiber made from the leaves of the Agave plant, is an extremely durable and versatile floor covering. With great sound absorption and insulation properties, sisal can be dyed and woven into colorful rugs for any room, or used for high-traffic areas such as entries and stairs. Hemp close up

Mountain grass, or hemp, is a natural fiber prized for its strength and versatility. It naturally repels stains and is resistant to mold and mildew, making it a good flooring option for kitchens and baths, or homes in damper climates. 

Seagrass close-upSeagrass is another durable, renewably produced material for natural fiber carpets and rugs. Available in many colors, textures, and patterns, it is soft underfoot and naturally stain-resistant.

Coir is a hand-spun yarn made from fibers gleaned from protective inner layers of coconut shells, after the coconut fruit and milk has been extracted. This "by-product" of the coconut food industry makes a highly elastic and long-wearing yarn, ideal for textured carpets. Like other natural grass floor coverings, coir rugs are environmentally friendly, stain- and moisture-resistant, and easy to care for.