Does your family prioritize sustainable, natural, living? Do you like the idea of keeping your home free of volatile organic chemicals (VOCs)? If you answered yes to either question, coir carpeting might be the carpet for your Chesterfield home.
Coir carpeting, made from the husks of coconuts, is one of the oldest natural floor coverings in the world. It’s been used for centuries to keep homes warmer and cleaner. Floor Coverings International West County, MO is proud to offer coir as one of our many eco-friendly carpeting options.
How is Coir Carpet Made?
Coir carpeting’s fascinating journey begins in India. Coconuts from the Kerala area are soaked in fresh water for months until they’re soft enough to yield their fibers. Then, those fibers are spun by hand, not machine, into yarn that will become your carpet. After spinning, the yarn is woven into coir carpeting to be used in homes around the world.
Advantages of Coir Carpet
It’s easy to see why these carpets have gained popularity. Coir is incredibly durable; in fact, it’s so tough and strong that the fibrous bristles are often used for doormats. All that strength means that coir carpets can be used in high traffic areas of the home where other carpeting options might not hold up. Coir carpets are also fairly water-resistant, which sets them apart from other natural flooring types, and they repel insects, a major perk in hot and muggy Missouri. Overall, coir carpets are a great choice for any homeowner who wants to lower their environmental impact while gaining a durable, attractive, floor covering for their home.
Disadvantages of Coir Carpet
There may be some drawbacks related to coir carpet, depending on your needs. Coir isn’t as soft as other carpet materials, so homeowners interested in coir should be sure to look at samples in our mobile showroom before investing in this carpet type. Coir carpeting also has the potential to fade if it’s exposed to too much sunlight.
Whether coir carpeting is right for you or you’re still in the market for the perfect flooring fit, the experts at Floor Coverings International West County, MO are here to help. We serve the Chesterfield, O'Fallon, St. Peters, St. Charles areas, and we’re proud to offer free consultations and estimates to help bring your flooring vision to life. Call us today!
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