For those who might be unfamiliar with jute, it is a plant fiber that used to be used for older, hand – woven American rugs. Now, you can find it in needlepoint rugs, embroidery and European latch hook rugs as well as in the gorgeous area rugs that you can find at Natural Area Rugs.
In fact, jute has become a favorite material to use in many rugs…including those coming from India. This is because it is a plentiful and cheap fiber as much as it is because it is a renewable fiber. In many of the most popular home stores, you will find rugs that are either faced or backed by jute.
The pros of using this material include the fact that it is a relatively inexpensive, it grows quickly and it is friendly to the environment because of the fact that it is a biodegradable material.
The cons of this particular material (to be fair and honest) are that if you don’t know much about it to start with, it can be difficult to handle and once you run into problems, they are not very easy to deal with.
Here are some drawbacks to jute – but these can also be looked at in a positive light, so please bear that in mind.
Jute will turn brown and yellow easily.
This might be a drawback for people who might have wall to wall carpet with jute as a backing. If you get it even a tiny bit wet, it can turn brown or yellow. This is because of the oils that are released from it when it gets wet. If you happen to have white carpet with jute backing, this can be dangerous to your color scheme.
On the other hand, if you want a rug that looks better the older it is, go with a yellow or brown jute area rug. You absolutely can’t go wrong there.
Jute holds smells.
This can be an issue for those of you who have indoor pets. Of course, those of you who do have indoor pets are already familiar with all of their aromatic traits. Now, that being said, if you always have incense or candles burning, it will also hold those aromas for a while. This can increase the amount of time that your home smells delicious.
The thing is, for every con about these rugs, there is also a pro. Whether or not this is something that you want to add to your home is entirely up to you. If you are looking for more information, please feel free to contact the professionals at Natural Area Rugs. They will be more than happy to answer any and all questions you have about jute area rugs.