Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Different Types Of Carpets - Part 2

Last time I started talking about different types of carpet fibers and how to choose the perfect mat for your home. Each type has specific qualities and is appropriate for different part of the house. I managed to explain about wool and bamboo. We're going to continue with some more natural materials. It is important to have a green home and having such carpet is one step closer to achieve that.


Silk is the product of larvae. It is actually the cocoon of the Bombyx mori. I won't go deep into the subject, after all we're talking about carpets, not insects. Silk has always been associated with beauty and elegance. Again we have hand weaving, which makes these carpets and rugs so valuable and expensive. Silk is one of the strongest natural fibers and it has a soft non-slippery texture. Unfortunately moist ruins it, therefore it is not appropriate for wet places.

Again just like wool and bamboo, silk is hypoallergenic and resistant to mildew growth. Be very careful when using any cleaning solutions. Better to ask the manufacturer. Silk is often used in combination with woolen fibers to create beautiful patterns. If you're a connoisseur you'll most certainly want to have one at your home.


Continuing with natural fibers, coir is extracted from the wiry shell of a coconut. You won't assume, but when weaved it becomes smooth. After the spinning it becomes very strong, mostly used for doormats and brushes. Two types of fiber can be extracted brown and white. The first one is comes from a fully grown coconut, while the other is extracted from green fruits and is flexible. After it is made into a carpet the texture is thick and looks massive.

Although it is very durable, when it comes to enduring heavy traffic, coir tends to shed as time passes. Good thing it cam be recycled. Again the hypoallergenic qualities are at place. The main reason why this material is preferred for doormats is simple. Because it catches dust and grime like no other, keeping your interior cleaner for longer. Way cheaper in comparison to wool and silk it is a great alternative for floor covering. Coir carpets can make you feel like you're on the beach.

I hope this article was helpful and educational. On my next post I'll be talking about one more natural material for carpet manufacturing and some synthetic ones. All carpet manufacturers recommend annual thorough cleaning. And what better way to show your carpet some appreciation, than taking it to professionals. Check out what this carpet cleaning company has to offer. In my opinion, here are the lowest rates you'll find. Next Part for Different Types of Carpets


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