Grass floor covering

Fundamentals of Art and Design 3(1+2)

Lesson 08 :Furnishings in interiors

Grass floor covering

Grass floor coverings, also known as "matting," are made of natural vegetable fibers: sisal, coir, hemp, rush and maize. Vegetable fiber rugs are incredibly durable. Sisal and coir are two of the strongest fibers. Fiber mats work well as a means of soundproofing, and sisal is naturally fire-resistant and static-free. Vegetable fiber can mildew. Because of their natural coloring, fiber mats work well under area rugs. Grass rugs may be woven or plaited. Often plaited varieties are made of small rectangles, squares, circles, or ovals that are sewn together. Grass floor coverings may be padded or laid flat on the floor. If the pad is permanently attached, the cost is about twice that of a non-padded grass rug. Grass fiber rugs can be cleaned with a mild detergent solution and are easy for maintenance.


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