From coir to wool, there are many different types of natural carpet available for homeowners. However, natural carpet fiber types generally get pushed to the side over easily accessible synthetic fiber types like nylon, polyester, and olefin.

Here at Floor Coverings International Franklin, we have a wide selection of carpet that extends past the traditional synthetic fibers to include many types of natural fibers. Whether you are eco-conscious, chemically sensitive, or simply looking for a trendy carpet, we’re bound to have a natural carpet that will be perfect for your home in the greater South Side.

Wool

wool carpet south sideMost natural carpets that you’ll come across are made of wool. Wool is a great choice for high traffic areas because it is incredibly strong and resistant to stains and pilling. One of the greatest perks of a wool carpet is how warm and comfortable it feels underfoot. However, while wool can repel small amounts of water, it must be kept in dry areas to avoid mold growth. In exchange for the premium comfort of a wool carpet, you will find yourself paying a premium price.

Sisal

Sisal carpet is made from the fibers of the Agave plant. These carpets are soft yet durable underfoot, making them a good choice for high traffic areas. Sisal is easily dyed and can come in a variety of colors. However, this also means that it is susceptible to staining and should be kept out of moisture-prone rooms.

Seagrass

Seagrass CarpetSeagrass carpet is derived from the seagrass plant, which grows in paddies that are flooded with seawater during each growing season. Seagrass makes for a smooth and anti-static carpet. Its fibers are nearly impermeable and thus resistant to stains, dirt, and discoloration. However, this same property also makes the carpet difficult to dye. For this reason, you’ll generally only find it in its natural color, which is a creamy tan. Seagrass carpet is susceptible to water damage, so keep it out of moisture prone rooms and clean up spills quickly.

Coir

Coir carpet is made from the husks of coconuts. This inexpensive carpet material can be woven into a variety of patterns or can come in its natural, rustic look. It makes for a durable addition to high traffic areas in the home, but it is not very soft or cushiony underfoot. Keep this in mind when choosing where to install this carpet. Like most natural carpets, coir should be kept in dry environments, as it can stain or discolor from spills.

Get Started Today

Natural carpeting is a great solution whether your priority is comfort, style, or to be eco-friendly. Call Floor Coverings International Franklin today to schedule a free in-home design consultation with us, and we’ll help you pick the natural carpet that’s right for your Franklin home. We proudly serve Franklin, Oak Creek, New Berlin and surrounding areas.

 

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