Natural Fibre:
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Natural fibre rugs — diversity through pattern, colour and size

The "healthy living" trend has extended beyond food and cosmetics for quite some time. Many people want to fill their homes with natural fibres that are sustainable. Nature has many different fibres to offer all with different properties, colours and corresponding purposes.

Search terms such as ecological rugs, natural rugs, rugs made of natural cotton or organic flooring describe the topic very well. Rugs made of natural fibres are particularly ecological and are a great way for environmentally-conscious people to give their home a natural feel. The basic principle is that rugs made from natural fibres significantly improve the indoor climate. For these rugs, the most natural thing in the world is to absorb moisture from the air, to store the water and to release it again as necessary.

If it is a natural rug you that are after you will find exactly what you are looking for at rug24.co.uk. Whether you are looking for a plain, colourful, patterned or natural coloured rug — the large selection on offer is sure to get the pulse of any nature-conscious shopper racing.

Natural fibre rugs are manufactured from two different fibres. We differentiate between plant and animal.
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Natural animal fibres: Wool, silk, animal hair

Wool: Sheep are sheared in regular cycles, producing wool. The electrostatic properties of wool positively influence the room climate. How does it work? Wool is hygroscopic, which means that each wool fibre can absorb up to 40 % of its own weight, without feeling outwardly damp or wet.

Silk: Silk comes from silkworms. To be precise, it comes from the cocoons of these industrious creatures, which consist of fine silk threads which man then carefully winds up by hand. Among the natural fibres, silk is the only filament that occurs in nature. This indescribably valuable natural product is used not only in the clothing industry but also in the production of very fine hand-knotted rugs.

Animal hair: Natural fibre rugs made from hair can have different origins. Camels, goats and even individual cattle breeds provide their magnificent hair for the production of rugs.

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Natural plant fibres: Bushes, stalks, shrubs

Coconut: The popular fruit of the coconut tree is not the only thing that the palm has to offer. The popular coco fibres are derived from the shell of the unripe fruit and processed further into coir yarn. Originally, the yarn made from coconut fibre was turned into rope or mats. The manufacture of rugs is not too dissimilar here. The very hardy material is perfect for use as a floor covering. Since coconut trees are very sensitive to frost, they mainly grow in tropical and subtropical countries. The pioneers here are India, the Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, South America and parts of Africa.

Jute: Hessian comes from the jute plant, a type of shrub. Jute is an annual plant that can grow up to 3 meters high. The plant originates from the Mediterranean and, from there, was introduced to Asia, India and Pakistan. For jute to grow and flourish it requires a humid, tropical climate all year round. It is important to know that the fruits of the jute are highly toxic. After the harvest, the stalks of the plant are broken, cleaned and then spun into yarns to produce Hessian. Hessian itself has a very high tensile strength and in addition to its use in rugs it is also used as carrier material, as filling warp and backing material for lino.

Sisal: Sisal is extracted from agave and, like many other natural fibres, it is spun to a yarn. The fibre is extremely abrasion-resistant and is often used for flat-weave rugs and floor mats. The high water absorption capacity of Sisal means that Sisal rugs are perfect for kitchens, entrance areas and terraces or balconies.

Cotton: Cotton is a much-loved product for woven rugs. The reason for this is the exceptional tensile strength of the natural fibre. This fibre is derived from the "seed head" of a cotton plant. After the cotton harvest, this is pressed and processed further in spinning mills.

Cork: In botanical terms, cork is described as a layer (cell layer) between tree and bark — also known as the phellem layer. Cork, as we know it, is made from a special oak, the cork oak. And although cork also comes from the Asian Amur cork tree, Portugal is the largest producer of cork. Cork as flooring offers advantages such as a high level elasticity that is created from the cells that have died back. In addition, in terms of sustainability cork is a true natural. Extremely durable since the material is abrasion-resistant and therefore extremely hard-wearing. In addition, cork is a true natural in terms of sustainability. This starts as early as the extraction of the material because the cork tree is not felled but peeled, and cork is biodegradable.

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How to look after your natural fibre rug

Natural fibre rugs are generally very simple and easy to care for and clean. In particular, the strong fibres of Sisal and coconuts are so hard-wearing that they are perfect for entrance areas or dining rooms. Since the fibres are so compact in their structure, they do not easily take in dirt and can also easily be beaten out. And not only that, rugs made from these natural materials are antistatic and therefore do not take in dust and dirt. However, they do absorb echoes making them excellent materials for large rooms.

Selection of natural fibre rugs

  • Australian Sheepskin Bedside Rug Natural White
    Australian Sheepskin Bedside Rug Natural White
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  • Carpet Modern Sisal Look Designer Carpet Grey Tones
    Carpet Modern Sisal Look Designer Carpet Grey Tones
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  • Woven Rug, Kilim, Striped, Colourful
    Woven Rug, Kilim, Striped, Colourful
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  • Rug Indian Gabbeh Mottled Border In Green
    Rug Indian Gabbeh Mottled Border In Green
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