Jute is a wonderful fiber that originates from the inner bark of plants of the genus Cochorous. The plant lives and grows in the hot and damp regions of Asia. Jute fiber can be bleached to produce shades of pale cream to pale white.
Jute carpets are available in a wide selection of weaves including Herringbone and Boucle in natural shades.
JUTE FLOOR COVERINGS ARE SOFTER THAN COIR, SISAL AND SEAGRASS BUT NOT AS HARD WEARING. IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED TO PLACE JUTE CARPET ON AREAS OF HEAVY USE SUCH AS HALLWAYS, STAIR CASES, OR IN AREAS OF DIRECT BRIGHT SUNLIGHT
Please note that Jute carpeting is not recommended for areas with high moisture levels. It is also recommended that you do not steam clean or wet shampoo jute rugs.
Traditionally used as carpet backing, jute is one of the finest and softest of natural floor covering materials. It is made from the yarn derived from the fibrous stalks of the jute plant and woven into either a boucle or herringbone pattern. Jute is grown in China, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
Jute is used for many purposes, including the manufacture of burlap, gunny sacks, bags, rope, and backings for rugs and carpets. Although it is naturally a pale neutral brown, it can be bleached to create a very pale cream, or dyed and then woven, somewhat like a carpet, to create simple colored patterns.
Different weights of yarn create finer or heavier textures. The fibers have a fine, silky soft luster which brings brightness and beauty to any interior. Because jute is so soft, it is ideal for bedroom floors, sitting rooms, but is not a practical material for areas of heavy wear.
Jute is used in a wide variety of goods. Jute mats and prayer rugs are common in the East as are jute backed carpets. Jutes, single largest use; however, is in sacks and bags, those of finer quality being called burlap of Hessian.