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Sisal Jute Rugs

Written by Anmy Leuthold
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What makes sisal jute rugs unique? They are natural fiber area rugs that are elegant and durable at the same time, and they are a great way to add a touch of class and comfort to any room. Jute is the softest of all the natural fibers, and sisal is tough and coarse. The combination of the two fibers makes for the choice rug selection, due to the soft comfort of the jute and the durability of the sisal. A well-chosen rug not only helps to define areas in a room, it unifies the design elements in the room.

Burlap is woven jute cloth. Jute, known for its appearance and natural color is mostly grown and harvested in Bangladesh and India. Jute is bountiful and economical, in fact, there is more jute produced than any other natural fiber apart from for cotton. Processing entails wetting the long jute plants and then scraping the fibers from the stalks. Once divided into fibers, jute can be woven into yarn, spun or made into rope.

Sisal Jute Rugs for Your Home

Sisal jute rugs ground the room with their natural or dyed color, and they add layers of texture and interest. Popular color choices for sisal jute rugs include bone, beige, light green, sand, tan and multiple color blends based on weaving variously colored sisal or jute fibers together. There is nothing like the ease, comfort, and color a natural fiber rug can bring to a room. And the upkeep is minimal. These fibers are stain resistant thanks to natural oils that prevent dirt from sticking to the yarn.

These two fibers do not attract much dirt because they are anti-static. With the floor brush attachment of a vacuum cleaner, dirt trapped in the fibers can be removed. If stained, these rugs for the living rooms can be cleaned with gentle dishwashing detergent and water. To do this, take the rug outdoors. Dip a brush in a detergent solution to clean the entire plane, and rinse with a hose. Be sure it dries quickly and completely, by hanging the rug up to dry in the sun. Damp, natural fiber rugs will mildew and eventually disintegrate.

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