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Jute rugs are fantastic for adding freshness and cleanliness to all types of homes. Natural looking fibre is the in thing at the moment as we all strive to improve the outlook for our planet. Kids bedrooms, college flats, fancy living rooms; cool kitchens and even porches and decking are getting the jute rug treatment. Despite their recent revival the jute rug is not a new conception, their ancient ancestors originated in Egypt as woven reed rugs, in fact woven reed was used in a range of house wares from curtains to bedding.
Other countries where native sea grasses and reed plants grew wildly such as Thailand, southern China and Indonesia also developed traditional rug crafting methods due to the hardwearing nature and resistance to water of the natural reeds woven to create the rug.
The sisal plant is a wood plant that grows in rosette shapes with thick sharp leaves and is commonly used to make rope. Sisal rugs are particularly noted or its due to its strength. rich colours which vary from caramel to brown and yellow. Due to its fine texture sisal is often used for making house products like rugs and blinds. Sisal now grows the world over and is harvested specifically for the rug making industry, which these days manufacture the rugs with machines to ensure the rug is tightly woven. Traditionally these rugs are edged with cotton or linen to finish the rug off but sisal rugs are available without this to give that truly natural rug look. Many jute rugs are also treated with an anti-slip backing or a rubber back to prevent the rug from slipping making them ideal in the kitchen or hall.
Sisal rugs are suitable for people with rug allergies, as they do not have the same problem with dust clinging to wool and synthetic fibres. Sisal rugs are also resistant to soil, dirt and water making them super easy rugs to clean. Sisal and jute rugs are anti-static and great for reducing sound so are ideal for busy offices.
Jute rugs are largely found in natural brown and natural rug tones and so are great additions to most decoration schemes although increasingly due to increases in dying technology they can be found in muted shades of red, terracotta, blue and white.
Apart from the natural look, feel and smell sisal rugs are cheaper than most other natural fibre rugs allowing you to get more for your money.
Take a moment to check out our rugs for sale and filter through our range to find your perfect rug. We have a collection of sizes, styles and colours for you to choose from ranging from coloured large rugs to small runner rugs.