Boca Raton owners who want natural fiber carpeting for their homes or businesses should consider seagrass carpet. Made from natural, sustainable, materials, the neutral tones and durability of seagrass carpet allows it to match a wide array of styles and situations. Keep reading to learn if seagrass is the right carpet choice for you!
What Is Seagrass Carpet?
Seagrass carpet is produced from sedges and rushes grown around the Asia-Pacific region. Paddies are flooded with seawater, the resulting plants are harvested, and their fiber is spun into a durable yarn. These plants have a rapid and dense growth pattern, making seagrass carpet a sustainable material if properly managed. It’s important that the fiber is sourced from reputable suppliers who don’t overharvest from wetlands or fisheries.
Using Seagrass Carpet
In terms of color, seagrass carpets generally come in natural tones from soft greenish browns to tans and khakis. Patterns range from subtle to bold, depending on how the yarn is woven. Seagrass carpet can be installed wall-to-wall or as smaller area rugs, making it suitable for a wide number of projects.
An interesting trait of seagrass carpet is that it absorbs or releases moisture depending on the relative humidity of its immediate environment. Under normal conditions, this helps maintain the carpet as it prevents the fibers from becoming brittle. However, if placed in humid environments where the fibers are unable to dry out completely, the carpet can become overly saturated and possibly develop mold or mildew.
Seagrass carpet is easy to maintain. Make sure to quickly wipe up spills and occasionally sweep and vacuum using a strong suction hose. If a spot needs extra attention, be careful to only use approved cleaners. To avoid damaging the fiber we strongly advise against thoroughly wetting or submerging seagrass carpet in water.
Seagrass Carpet Advantages
- Durable and easy to maintain.
- Anti-static, low-allergen, and anti-bacterial.
- Made from sustainable material and is biodegradable.
Seagrass Carpet Precautions
- Not the best option for high-humidity areas like bathrooms.
- Fades in direct sunlight.
- Surface can be slick. Not recommend for areas that need traction.
If you want to learn more about seagrass carpeting for your home or business, contact Floor Coverings International Boca Raton. Our flooring experts serve the Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach areas and will come out for a free on-site design consultation to find the perfect carpet for your home and lifestyle needs.
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