Natural fiber Area Rug advice

sandyshoresJanuary 14, 2014

Purchased a rug online, a natural chunky jute rug. The brand is Savieah (sp?). It is so rough, with knots and sticks protruding from it that I can't possibly use it. The return shipping cost prohibits me from returning it. So now I need to buy a soft Jute/Sisal looking area rug for fam room. Any suggestions?

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This will sound crazy, but we recently purchased a "natural" sisal rug for our dining room, only it's not really a natural sisal rug, it's an indoor outdoor rug. It looks natural, it looks great, it doesn't stain, and it is soft. Here's a picture.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 6:59PM
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Joni Webb of the wonderful blog Cote de Texas raves about seagrass rugs. Here's a link to one of her blog posts about it. She says seagrass rugs are much tougher and more resilient than sisal rugs.

A good source for reasonably priced seagrass rugs is Natural Area Rugs -- - and another is

Here is a link that might be useful: All about seagrass rugs

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 8:15PM
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I second the sea grass rugs from Natural Area Rugs; however, they're not 'soft" although smoother than the one with the "sticks". It also doesn't disintegrate as my previous PB jute rug.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2014 at 11:17AM
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Is seagrass good/durable for an fully open outdoor front porch in a northern climate, porch faces west. How long should it's life be? Yes, the rug would be stored during winter.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2014 at 7:30AM
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jmc01, I found this on the link below -
"Seagrass rugs are very durable and have a latex backing. They have a lot of texture, which adds dimension to an interior. Use this type of rug in an enclosed porch or entryway; however, seagrass rugs cannot be exposed to the elements."

Here is a link that might be useful: Natural Fiber Rugs

    Bookmark   February 1, 2014 at 8:23AM
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Buy carpeting from a local retail store so you can go in and look at it and feel it.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2014 at 8:26AM
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I just was browsing my latest Home Decorators catalog and I saw a Faux Sisal that caught my eye. I would need to see it in person. I'm starting to think about adding a cat to the household and natural sisal is not an option, so faux may be for me. It says it is soft. I would think something like this would probably be available in the box stores.

This post was edited by wendyb on Sat, Feb 1, 14 at 9:26

    Bookmark   February 1, 2014 at 9:25AM
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if online purchase is necessary, it is a good idea is to buy the smallest one as a sample. I did that once for a rug and then used it by an entryway.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2014 at 9:29AM
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Thanks, my3dogs....the minute I read "latex", i knew what the bottom line would be.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2014 at 10:26AM
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