I’ve received a number of emails over the last two years from readers asking about the natural fiber rug in our living room. People tend to be nervous about buying this type of rug. I totally get it. I was too. So, I thought I would answer a lot of those questions here if any of you might have the same questions.
Does it shed?
Short answer – yes. Does it make me go insane – no. If you sit down on the rug in black pants you’re going to have little fibers all over your pants. I don’t usually sit on the ground, and if I do it’s not that big of a deal. Do as Taylor says and shake it off, shake off.
Does it smell?
There was a bit of a smell to the rug when it first arrived. Kind of smelled like wet grass, but it wasn’t a deal breaker. After a few days the smell was gone.
Does it stain?
Yes and no. The usual wear from shoes or dirt from dog paws hides incredibly well. I have never noticed stains or wear from that. However, if the rug gets wet from oh I don’t know your child vomiting all over it after having drank a colored fruit juice, then yes. Yes, yes, yes, that bad boy will stain and there is not much you can do about it other than pout for a good long while. Speaking from experience here 🙁 Food spills don’t seem to do any damage to these types of rugs but a wet spill is a different beast. You can only clean them with water (no carpet cleaning chemicals) and the water always leaves a bleached looking area where you cleaned.
Here’s what is left from the sick child incident.
The back of the pad that comes into contact with your floors is made out of real rubber that won’t break down over time, and is heat sealed onto the felt so there is no glue used which could cause damage to your floors. There’s also a texture to the rubber backing keeping it securely in place. Oh and did you notice that the floors are actually clean underneath the pad?! The pad is nice and dense so none of those rug fibers or dirt can slip through to the floor. Ba-bam!