UntitledSeagrass carpet is a popular choice in the eco-friendly flooring world, but that doesn’t mean it’s a fringe option that’s only seen in the green living movement. Seagrass has a huge host of benefits that might make it the right fit for your White Bear Lake, St. Paul and Minneapolis area home, whether you build your life around sustainability or are just in the market for a durable, attractive, and stain-resistant rug.

 

Seagrass carpet might be a fit for you if….

 

  • You want durable flooring. Seagrass carpeting is made of tough natural fibers, which give it an edge against life’s everyday messes. Those stain fighting fibers also mean seagrass is a great fit for high traffic areas of your home like living rooms. Even as the years (and footprints) go by, your seagrass carpet will still keep its charm intact.
  • You prioritize stain resistance. Seagrass carpets and rugs are, like the name implies, made from salt-water dwelling plant life. One of our favorite features of this flooring type is that the saline from your rug’s former life will still serve a purpose in your living room; it resists dirt and grime!
  • You worry about VOC’s. Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOC’s, are chemicals found in many flooring adhesives that are released into the air as gasses. Unfortunately, many VOC’s have known health risks. If VOC’s are a concern for your family, you can rest assured that your seagrass carpeting is free of these dangerous compounds.

 

Seagrass might not be the carpet for your family if….

 

  • A soft surface is a necessity. As an all-natural flooring option, seagrass carpeting won’t offer the same soft feel that synthetic options can. It’s important to sample any carpet thoroughly to make sure it’s the right fit for your home. 
  • You’re interested in a variety of design options. We mentioned seagrass’s saline coating and the ways that coating works to prevent stains; unfortunately, that hard-to-penetrate surface also means that seagrass rugs don’t respond well to dyes.

 

Does seagrass carpeting sound like a fit for your family? The local experts at Floor Coverings International of White Bear Lake thrive on pairing homeowners with the right flooring. We are proud to offer free, in-home, consultations and estimates to the greater White Bear Lake, St. Paul and Minneapolis area. Call us today, and schedule your free consultation!

 

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