What is Natural Flooring? A Guide to a More Sustainable Approach

Choosing the best natural flooring for your home can be difficult if you don’t know what options are available. In this blog, we discuss what materials are used for natural flooring and which will work best for your home. 

What is Natural Flooring?

Natural flooring has seen a huge rise in popularity due to its eco-friendly properties. While wooden flooring is already a renewable resource, carpets can now be sustainable. Natural carpets are un-dyed, unprocessed and produced from raw materials. It’s these materials that make them eco-friendly, something that attracts homeowners who are looking for more sustainable and ecological flooring products, as well as wanting that outside in feel. 

Why choose Natural Flooring?

Natural flooring has many benefits, one being that they are extremely durable. They are best suited to living rooms, hallways, bedrooms and stairs as they can deal with the heavy-footfall that these areas see. Take a look at our natural flooring page to see what is available to offer in Oxford. 

What Materials are available?

Seagrass

Seagrass is a natural material that comes from China and Vietnam and is found on the banks of rivers in coastal meadows. Its look and feel is incredibly natural, which is great if you’re wanting an organic and minimalistic aesthetic. It’s also very durable as it’s less susceptible to water-marks in comparison to other natural materials. Therefore, this is a great choice for dining or living spaces. If a spillage were to occur, seagrass carpets are also very easy to clean with a brush or a sponge, very handy for pet owners and families with small children.

Sisals

Sisals are found in Mexico, Brazil and East Africa. They are made from the leaves of the Agave Sisalana plant which are crushed to get the pure fibres which are known as Sisal. Recognised as one of the most popular choices for natural flooring, sisal weave carpet has incredibly tough and strong fibres, making it one of the most durable materials on the market. Additionally, sisal carpets can be very adjustable, offering many different colours and textures, giving homeowners an array of choice to suit all design needs and colour schemes. 

Coir

Coir is produced from fibres which are extracted from the coconut shell husk. It’s popularity comes from their unique, warming beige tones and textures which are ideal for a simple, sophisticated aesthetic. Coir flooring varies from roll to roll in both colour and hue, making it an entirely individual product – adding a real personal touch to your home. Another huge benefit of using coir is that it includes great insulating properties, making it a great option if you’re wanting to deduct noise and help maintain your heating. 

Jute

Produced from vegetable fibre, jute is sourced from plants that grow in locations around India and Bangladesh. As well as being a strong, coarse, durable fabric, jute is talked about for its complimentary aesthetics. In its raw form, it has a rich golden colour made up of lengthy strands. When fitted, the natural golden tones create a cosy feel, all while brightening up the space, as well as fitting into any colour scheme.

Textures Flooring

If you’re interested in natural flooring, we’d be more than happy to help. Here at Textures Flooring, we have over 15 years of experience in the industry. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service throughout the process, from choosing the fabric right through to the installation. Get in touch with us today on 01865 311 807 or fill out our easy online enquiry form where a member of our team will contact you shortly.