The Difference Between Natural and Synthetic Rugs

An all-natural, combination rugs or totally synthetic rugs are poles apart in their strength, lifetime, price, and looks. The priciest of all are natural rugs, combinational rugs being the second and synthetic are the cheapest of all rug types. before making any decision, look down towards their pros and cons and where they are and where not to be placed. 

Natural fibers are biodegradable i.e. they can be recycled and renewed by treatment. Plant fibers are the most common of all the natural fibers and are easily recycled. The most common of plant fibers are seagrass, jute, sisal, and cotton ones. Jute is a fluffy substance and works best in an isolated and less frequently visited places, they are mostly dark in color and shades. Sisal is tightly woven and is durable for high traffic areas. 

Silk rugs are the most expensive ones, they could be all-natural or treated with chemicals or dyed separately. Silk rugs lose their strength when exposed to moisture or washed. There’s another treated variant called Washable Silk that can be cleaned by exposing it to the water, no fiber is harmed by washing. 

Synthetic fibers include polyester, nylon, acrylic, and polypropylene as the most rugged fibers. The materials are made of petroleum end products and are cheaper in price, rugged in nature, works best in outdoors and less prone to fading or shrinking. Olefin or polypropylene is inexpensive and best for outdoors and indoors. They are stain resistant except for oily stains, they resist moisture and are placed in low to medium exposure to the sun. Polyester is a highly weather-resistant material for outdoor rugs, it resists sunlight and moisture, it lasts longer than all the synthetic fibers, and is cheapest of all the rugs. 

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