Natural fiber carpeting has sparked the imagination of homeowners across Calgary! Coming in a wide array of textures, colors, and materials, natural fiber carpets are sustainable and biodegradable — making them a favorite for anyone wanting to combine beautiful carpet flooring with green living. Below are some top picks from our experts at Floor Coverings International Calgary!
Made from the fiber of the Agave sisalana plant cultivated in arid regions around the world, sisal carpeting is a durable option that holds up well to heavy traffic without showing wear-patterns. Pure sisal carpeting has a more rustic appearance, but it can be blended with other fibers to produce a variety of different textures and colors. A word of caution: sisal carpet does show water staining, so is not suited for high-humidity environments.
Seagrass carpet fiber is produced from rushes and sedges grown in paddies flooded with seawater. These plants have a dense, rapid, growing pattern, which makes seagrass carpeting an economical flooring option. Seagrass carpeting has a smooth texture and comes in a range of natural tones from soft green to khaki. Seagrass carpeting resists staining, is easy to clean, and can be used in a wide range of environments.
Wool is a classic choice for natural fiber carpeting. While it has a high price point, the durability, warmth, and beautiful appearance of wool carpeting can be well worth the cost. Some of the benefits of wool are that it’s water resistant, hypoallergenic, and has a long lifespan.
Each of these options can be installed as wall-to-wall carpeting or as area rugs. They all have the additional benefits of being anti-static and easy to maintain.
Interested in learning more about natural fiber carpeting? Our experts at Floor Coverings International Calgary are here to help. Contact us today to schedule a free on-site design consultation and let us help you find the perfect flooring option for your next project!
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