choosing the flooring for your lifestyle

The flooring that you install in your home should last several years before you even have to consider replacement. If your flooring isn't lasting that long, chances are, you aren't choosing the type of flooring that will fit into your lifestyle very well. This blog is all about choosing flooring that will fit into your lifestyle and last you many, many years before you have to rip it up and replace it. You will also find tips for keeping it looking like new as it survives the abuse that your family, friends and pets put it through during the course of the year.

Got You Covered! 3 Natural Fiber Carpeting Choices


If you are looking for a way to have good carpet and still be eco-friendly, there are some materials that you can try. These materials are all natural fibers and they are renewable resources. 


Wool has been used for centuries as a carpeting material. Because the sheep the wool comes from are sheared every year, there is always more wool to be had. Shearing the sheep doesn't hurt the sheep, it's exactly like you getting a haircut. If the sheep were to go too long without being sheared, their wool can get very heavy and uncomfortable for the sheep. 

There are a lot of benefits to having a wool carpet. One of them is that the wool fibers take dye very well, which means that it's easy to find carpeting that is the color that you want. Wool carpeting is also hard-wearing, which means that you can put it in high-traffic areas as well as through the rest of your house. 


Seagrass is another natural material that has been used for flooring for centuries by people who lived nearby and could harvest it easily. Now that people have realized how easy it is to farm the grass, seagrass carpeting is much easier for people all over to get. Seagrass is grown in huge fields that are flooded by seawater. 

Seagrass is hard-wearing, but the resulting carpeting can also be slippery. That means that you might not want to put it in places where traction is important, such as stairs or wet entry ways. Seagrass carpeting should also not be used in places where it could get wet, such as your bathroom or kitchen. The carpeting is also a natural shade, since the seagrass tends not to take dye. 


Sisal is another natural fiber that you can choose. Sometimes sisal is used for doormats and is rough and prickly. However, it isn't always like that. Sisal fibers can also be spun into nice smooth fibers that can be used for your carpeting and which will feel nice and soft under your feet. Sisal fibers take dye well, so can come in endless patterns. You may also see sisal carpets that have other fibers interwoven with them so that you get really interesting patterns. 

If you are looking for wall-to-wall carpeting, but you want to stay with a natural fiber that is eco-friendly, you have plenty of choices open to you. Contact a local carpet dealer to see what is available.


23 December 2015