Wall to wall carpeting is porous and allows dirt and dust to pass through and accumulate underneath thus creating an unhealthy environment. You cannot clean underneath your wall to wall carpeting. Dust mites are breeding and causing allergic reactions in sensitive people. When you take up wall to wall carpeting there will be an accumulation of dirt. It is surprising how much there will be. When you walk on your wall to wall carpeting plumes of dust are wafted into the air that you breathe. Dogs and cats add to this problem.
An area rug on a hard surface is a much more healthy choice. You can clean underneath your rug. You can even turn the rug over and vacuum the back of your rug. An area rug can be sent to a professional rug cleaner where it will be washed and rinsed clean. On most area rugs you can use a Hoover or Bissell portable cleaner to clean the pile and back of the rug.
At Asana Organic, our research proves that Natural carpets are a stylish and excellent choice in floor covering. Besides being made 100% of natural material, they are high quality, environmentally friendly, and economical. There is a wide range of texture as well as color choice among natural carpets, all of which revive the appearance of any room. Natural carpets are currently in high fashion, an excellent accent piece for any room. Some of the types of natural rugs are jute, bamboo, and seagrass; two of the most common natural rugs are Sisal and wool.
Sisal rugs are among the most popular organic rugs today, and why is that? There is an exotic element to these all-natural, handcrafted rugs. The texture of a Sisal rug is highly appealing. Extracts from the agave plant are the materials used to create the long, durable fibers in a hand-woven Sisal rug. The strength of a Sisal rug exceeds that of many other natural rugs fibers such as jute, hemp, and flax. An un-dyed look is common in a Sisal rug, but subtle colors are also used without altering the natural appeal of the rug.
Recycled shag rugs look great on any surface but especially on tile, wood, and stone flooring. I know, when we first heard about these we were skeptical too. But in addition to a fantastic contemporary look, these new rugs are durable! Their unique composition of 50% recycled paper, 25% Viscose, and 25% Polypropylene ensures they’ll last a lot longer than you’d expect. To top it off, they start at an affordable $150 for a 3×5 area rug!
Wool and Jute blends are also a versatile material that can manipulated into different textures. For instance, a wool rug can be thick and tightly woven, making it tough to damage and somewhat like an air purifier because it traps air pollutants. Wool and Jute rugs are incredibly durable and easy to clean, ideal for any high-traffic area in the home. Dense wool floor coverings can soften the sound of footprints, reducing the noise level in a room.