Are you interested in natural, sustainable, carpeting but not sure how to start your search? The experts here at Floor Coverings International Pembroke are ready to help. We’ve compiled a basic guide to the most popular types of natural carpeting. Read on to find the right natural flooring fit for your family.


Sisal—When most of us think of agave, we think of the landscape of the American Southwest. Sisal carpeting, though, is just as much a product of the agave plant as tequila. This incredibly durable flooring option is a good fit for highly trafficked areas of your home because of its ability to stand up to wear and tear. Sisal’s famous tough surface, though, means families with children should think twice about placing this flooring where little ones roam.


Seagrass—Seagrass is a favorite of natural carpet enthusiasts everywhere. Seagrass carpeting is softer than most other natural options, and its woven surface repels dirt and grime. Seagrass also naturally resists allergens, so it’s a great fit for homeowners with allergies. Keep in mind, though, that while seagrass carpeting has a host of perks, it is also vulnerable to mold and mildew. Be sure to keep your seagrass rug away from extreme humidity for the safety of the rug and those in your home.


Coir— Have you ever held up a coconut and thought, “This would make a great carpet?” Maybe not, but someone did! The fascinating journey of coir carpeting starts with a coconut husk. The husks are soaked in water for months and then beaten until their fibers are soft enough to thread into yarn. Like most natural carpets, the resulting coir carpeting is durable, tough, and sustainable. Coir carpets are vulnerable to moisture, though, so these rugs should be kept indoors only.


Excited to begin the journey of adding natural carpeting to your home? The experts at Floor Coverings International of Pembroke are happy to help make your sustainable flooring dreams a reality. Call us today to schedule a free, in-home, consultation and estimate in the greater Pembroke, Hingham, Plymouth and Hanover area!


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