What exactly is a jute rug? First of all, it is important to understand what jute is. Jute is a glossy and extremely strong fiber. Considered second only to cotton in its variety of uses, jute is not only used for things like traditional matting and burlap, it has also become a popular use in jute bags, clothing, and other products. Because jute usually needs no treatment in pesticides, it can grow in wastelands where, sooner or later, the soil will then replenish, allowing other crops to grow.
Purchasing a jute rug means that not only do you have a good-looking natural rug, you also have a strong and long-lasting one. Another plus is that jute is biodegradable making it a perfect buy for the modern environmentally aware shopper. Rugs made of jute can come in all sizes, from large area rugs that can be nine feet by twelve feet, to smaller rugs running three feet by five feet.
When searching for good quality in jute rugs, be sure to look at labels such as Anji Mountain and Lauren Ralph Lauren. Other great companies include nuLoom and Jaipur. Many rugs made of jute are hand-woven rugs, and many are also from India. Some jute rugs are made exclusively of 100% jute while others are a jute blend, such as a fusion of jute and abaca or a hemp/jute mixture.
So, remember, when shopping for a jute rug, be sure to notice not only the many handsome designs but also the smooth and natural quality of these products. Changing décor with a good-looking rug is always a splendid way to dress up a room or a particular space and using the magic and simplicity of jute and sisal rugs is also smart and savvy. And when picking out your new rugs, make sure that you are shopping at Macy’s.