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For mudrooms and entry areas-which natural fiber rug?

Posted by sis2two (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 11, 14 at 17:13

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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RE: For mudrooms and entry areas-which natural fiber rug?

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


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RE: For mudrooms and entry areas-which natural fiber rug?

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.


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RE: For mudrooms and entry areas-which natural fiber rug?

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


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RE: For mudrooms and entry areas-which natural fiber rug?

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


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RE: For mudrooms and entry areas-which natural fiber rug?

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.


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RE: For mudrooms and entry areas-which natural fiber rug?

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.


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RE: For mudrooms and entry areas-which natural fiber rug?

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.


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RE: For mudrooms and entry areas-which natural fiber rug?

They have indoor-outdoor rugs that mimic seagrass or sisal...that may be your best bet!


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RE: For mudrooms and entry areas-which natural fiber rug?

Thank you sueb20. I'll check those out.


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