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The Pros & Cons of Natural Fibre Carpets and Rugs

If you’re interested in the idea of a carpet that isn’t made out of any synthetic materials, then a natural fibre carpet is for you.

In this article, we’re going to be covering some of the key pros and cons of natural fibre rugs and carpets, so you can make an informed decision about whether you should take the plunge and get one for your home.

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The pros of Natural Fibre Carpets and Rugs

  • Longevity: One of the main benefits of natural fibre rugs and carpets is that they are extremely long lasting. This is because many natural fibre carpets are made out of wool, which is good at tucking away dirt, very hardwearing, and can also withstand being crushed thanks to its elasticity. This makes it a great option for high-traffic areas of the home.
  • Versatility: Natural fibre rugs are surprisingly versatile when it comes to pairing them with different kinds of decor. They can seamlessly fit into both modern and more traditional arrangements, so if you’re the kind of person who likes to give their home a refresh quite often, then a natural rug or carpet is definitely something to consider.
  • Texture: One of the best things about natural fibre carpets is the texture. They can easily add a new and exciting dimension to a room, particularly if it’s a little flat and missing something. They also feel very nice underfoot – not soft necessarily, but there’s a satisfying crunch to it.
  • Layers: Another overlooked benefit of natural fibre rugs is how easily they can be layered. If you want to make your room look a little bit more exciting, you can layer a patterned rug right over your natural fibre carpet. And thanks to the neutral tones of natural fibre carpets, any rug will work!

The cons of Natural Fibre Carpets and Rugs

  • Expensive: When you choose a natural fibre carpet over a synthetic one, then unfortunately you do have to accept that it’s going to cost a bit more. However, the one thing that you can balance this against is that natural fibre carpets will certainly outlast synthetic ones.
  • Lacks softness: While, to us, the interesting texture of a natural fibre carpet is a benefit, this isn’t what everyone is looking for. If you would like a nice, soft carpet that’s velvety to touch, then a natural fibre carpet probably isn’t what you’re looking for.
  • Easy to stain: Natural fibre carpets are good at hiding dirt, but unfortunately they stain rather easily if something is split directly onto them. This is because the weave tends to be rather pitted and jagged, so liquids can sink in quickly. However, as long as you act quickly and have a stiff-bristled brush at the ready, you should be good to go.

If you’re based in London and are looking for a new natural fibre carpet for your home, look no further than John Frederick. We supply a wide range of high-quality carpets to customers throughout the region, so if you’re interested in our quality products and competitive prices, please get in touch.

John Frederick is based in Hendon but provides cleaning services throughout the Greater London area, including Hampstead, Stanmore & Pinner. John Frederick’s are also expert carpet, upholstery, curtain & blind cleaners. They also supply a wide range of curtains & blinds and carpet & flooring options to customers throughout London.

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