When choosing a carpet, buyers pay attention to both the appearance of the product and the materials used in the production process. Usually, with the compositions from which the pile is made, everything is more or less clear. These are wool, silk, cotton, and viscose. But not everyone knows what the basis of the carpet is and what raw materials are used in its production.
Quite often, you can find a jute base in carpets – what kind of material is it, what features does it have and what should you pay attention to during operation, here is all in the article.
What is jute carpet warp?
Jute is a natural material of plant origin. It is characterized by excellent performance, environmental friendliness.
Jute rug is obtained from a plant of the same name. It grows in tropical countries, is extremely unpretentious, grown without the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. The plant is an annual, belongs to the linden family, reaches a height of 3 meters in a season.
The main advantages of the material are low cost and excellent strength. The jute base never deforms and will last for many years. The strength of the material is due to the content in the plant of a substance such as lignin. It is a high molecular weight polymer of plant origin that gives jute the characteristics of wood.
Separately, it is worth mentioning the interaction of jute with moisture. The jute base of the carpet is able to absorb water like a sponge, preventing it from harming the pile of the coating. In the future, the material will gradually dry out, retaining its original shape. With an air humidity of 88%, jute fiber can contain up to 23% moisture, while remaining dry to the touch.
Due to the wide distribution of jute and the availability of raw materials, it is actively used not only in the production of flooring. In addition, transport bags, ropes and ropes are made from it.
Features of jute carpets
As a basis, jute can be used for floor coverings made of silk, wool, as well as various synthetic materials – viscose, polypropylene, acrylic. At the same time, artificial carpets with a jute base are now found as often as woolen ones.Floorspace Jute rug marking is a confirmation that jute was used for the basis of the carpet.
There are also products on the market made entirely of jute thread. They are valued for naturalness, environmental friendliness and originality. Pleasant texture and natural colors allow you to harmoniously integrate the coating into almost any style of interior. Some find jute rugs too hard, while others see this as an advantage.
In eastern countries such as Thailand and India, jute rugs are used as wall decorations. They sometimes look like works of art, they can contain abstract drawings, landscapes and even portraits.
The advantages of fully jute carpets include:
- Originality – such products are rarely found in homes, look stylish, attract attention;
- A large selection of models and shapes – you can choose a carpet for any interior, after looking at the photos and options for use;
- Resistance to mechanical stress;
- Possibility of use in rooms with a high level of humidity;
- Relatively low cost, especially for industrial products (manual work is noticeably more expensive);
- The ability to use for massage purposes – the rigidity of the coating will allow you to effectively massage the feet, as well as use the mat during yoga practices;
- Versatility – the ability to use in the living room, bedroom, kitchen, hallway and even in the bathroom;
- Practicality – the carpet keeps its shape well, does not slip on the floor, does not wrinkle underfoot.