Tropical Rugs - Made with natural fibers and materials
Tropical rugs made with natural materials and fibers are fast-becoming one of the most popular types of rugs, especially amongst young consumers looking for an alternative look for their homes and apartments.
Using leaves and plants to make our homes more comfortable is hardly a new concept – man has been using them since time began – however incorporating materials like bamboo and sea grass into rugs and carpets is somewhat of a new idea in terms of interior design.
There are lots of tropical rugs on the market, all offering different qualities and advantages. You will find that rugs made with natural weaves are much more affordable than carpets made with manmade textiles. They can also be extremely hardwearing, especially if cared for properly. See our guide to rug cleaning for more advice on caring for your tropical rug.
Within this section we look at a variety of tropical area rugs, including jute rugs, seagrass rugs and the fashionable sisal rugs. If you are unsure whether a tropical rug is going to offer you the luxury and comfort that you are looking for in an indoor rug, look for those that have been combined with cottons and linens to create a more ‘fabric-like’ finish.
This type of rug tends to be much safer for the environment, especially when grasses like bamboo are used, which grows at such a rate that harvested crops are quickly replaced by new crops. Bamboo rugs are also discussed on the website.