Jute is likely not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about carpet material. But this eco-friendly, natural carpet fiber is on the rise as a choice carpet material for Jupiter homeowners. Today the experts at Floor Coverings International® of West Palm Beach are going to go over everything you need to know about Jute and why you should consider it for your next flooring project.
What Is Jute?
Jute is made from the fibrous inner bark of a tropical plant called Corchorus grown in Southern Asia. Behind cotton, Jute is one of the most inexpensive natural fibers. It is widely used, and even if you’re not familiar with it in terms of carpet, you have probably seen Jute used in sacks and coarse cloth
Why Is It Eco-Friendly?
Jute is eco-friendly for several reasons, including its renewability. The Corchorus plant has a rapid growth cycle, reaching maturity within 4-6 months. This means that it is easily replenished and does not need the space that trees do. Jute can also be recycled multiple times to create new carpets or rugs. When it is no longer reusable, the material is also biodegradable.
Why Is It Great For My Home?
Jute carpet is a fantastic choice for Jupiter homeowners because of its soft fiber and versatility. It is most popular in neutral colors, allowing it to be adaptable to a variety of décor. Should you ever decide to add a new color or try a different style in a room, you won’t have to worry about the Jute clashing.
Where Should I Install It?
This material is not suitable for areas that are moisture-prone because water will cause the fibers to warp and deteriorate. If you want to ensure the longevity of your Jute carpet or rug, it is also not advisable to install it in high traffic areas like hallways. The natural fibers will begin to break down with continuous use. A better alternative would be the living room or master bedroom.
Get Started Today
If you’re interested in learning more about Jute carpet or any of our other high-performance flooring choices, contact our design experts at Floor Coverings International® of West Palm Beach for a free on-site consultation. We are proud to serve Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County and the surrounding areas.
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