For mudrooms and entry areas-which natural fiber rug?

sis2twoJuly 11, 2014

I am looking for a natural fiber durable rug to cover some peachy beige tile in my mudroom area. It is where everyone comes in and out of our home. I remember someone saying sisal stains but not sure about jute, seagrass or something else that would be good for this area. Any thoughts or suggestions? Thank you.

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I'd consider an indoor/outdoor rug instead. Plow & Hearth as a wonderful selection. They're soooo easy to clean, they dry quickly, etc.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 5:18PM
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Of the ones you mentioned, I'd go for seagrass; however, I'd try to get a pattern that's rather flat, so that dirt doesn't get embedded.

Or go with wool. I have Orientals in my hallway, and they look still great. Just vacuum, and I even washed the runner.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 5:54PM
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I have a very durable rug in my mudroom, it is rubber backed polypropylene. I live in Maine and we have an official 5th season-mud season. Plus it is fun- its called the pencil chicken! I saw a similar one( a different David Milliken rug design) in our town's music center- where people are tromping in and out all day in wet muddy boots and I fell in love.
I can hose it off and it looks brand new!!

Here is a link that might be useful: milliken rug

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 6:09PM
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I have a wool rug from Pottery Barn at my front door. But from my garage I have a dirt trapper rug from Plow and Hearth. I would stay away from jute and sisal if the area may bring in mud, dirt, etc

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 10:20PM
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Jute== awful. Maybe this is TMI, but my dog vomited on it and you can see the stain spots that didn't come out; all mud tracked on it leaves a trace. I finally relegated it to the garage.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 1:58AM
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Wool with a pattern as mentioned above...easy to shampoo occasionally and wears super well. I have one in my mudroom. We do also have an old rug in the garage before you get into the mud room...not sure what it is, but think it's also wool.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 4:29AM
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Thanks to you all for the input. I actually was thinking about a seagrass rug but with the cloth border, that may not be practical. I'm going to look at some braided rugs too. I want something that looks nice since its the entry where everyone comes into but it also has to be durable.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 5:35PM
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They have indoor-outdoor rugs that mimic seagrass or sisal...that may be your best bet!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 6:33PM
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Thank you sueb20. I'll check those out.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 9:58PM
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