While most people may associate “green” flooring with bamboo or cork, there are a few carpet options available as well! If you’re looking for an eco-friendly carpet for your North Jersey area home, then we suggest considering seagrass. Seagrass carpet has a rustic look but is still soft underfoot. Let the experts at Floor Coverings International North Jersey outline the benefits of seagrass carpeting below.
Seagrass is a natural plant fiber that is largely sourced from India and China. It is harvested, dried in the sun, and then woven into yarn. This yarn is then used to create seagrass carpets and rugs. It has a look that is characterized by its natural, woven appearance. While it isn’t fully green, it tends to be a creamy beige or khaki color with a greenish tint. The green tint will fade over time with exposure to light.
Benefits of Seagrass
Seagrass is naturally non-absorbent and repels stains much better than other natural carpet fibers. Although it has a natural look, it feels very smooth and soft underfoot, making it a great option for bedrooms. This carpet wears well over time as long as it is properly maintained. Remember to clean up any spills right away and vacuum weekly.
A Few Things to Consider
Seagrass can become slippery over time, so it’s not the best carpet for stairs or in homes with people who are prone to falls. If exposed to too much moisture or humidity, it is more prone to mold and mildew than other carpet fibers.
Our Floor Coverings International North Jersey design associate can go over this and more during your free in-home design consultation! Our mobile showroom is filled with thousands of samples and can be brought right to your door. We’ll ask a lot of questions to help determine which carpet fiber and style is right for your particular home. We proudly serve the greater Mahwah, Paramus, Wayne, and North Jersey areas and look forward to working with you!
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