Grass Fiber Rugs


Grass Rugs

Grass floor coverings, also known as "matting," are made of natural vegetable fibers: sisal, coir, hemp, rush and maize. The rough texture may delight the eye, but most matting has the feel of sandpaper. Rush mats are the smoothest. If purchasing a very roughly textured grass floor cover, some protection for nylon hose or babies' knees is advised.

Vegetable fiber rugs are incredibly durable. Sisal and coir are two of the strongest fibers in the world. Fiber mats work well as a means of soundproofing, and sisal is naturally fire-resistant and static-free. However, any vegetable fiber can mildew. Because of their natural coloring, fiber mats work well under area rugs such as Orientals, Ryas or Navahos.

Grass rugs may be woven or plaited. Often plaited varieties are made of small rectangles, squares, circles, or ovals that are sewn together. Grass tiles, about 20 inches square, also are available.

Grass floor coverings may be padded or laid flat on the floor. If the pad is permanently attached, the cost is about twice that of a non-padded grass rug.

Grass fiber rugs can be cleaned with a mild detergent solution.

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