Create natural fiber rugs that reflect your unique style. Choose from a fantastically broad assortment of fibers and textures ranging from sisal, to seagrass, jute, wool, hemp and blends. Available in both broadloom and custom bordered area rugs, our floor coverings are a natural choice for eco-friendly living.
Natural fiber floor coverings are woven from plant and animal fibers and tend to have irregularities, which are considered part of their charm. Variations in weave and shading create a distinctive, interesting, character making natural fiber floor coverings unique. What you will not find anywhere is a perfect natural fiber floor covering.
Our desire is to provide as much information as possible to inform our customer what to expect with our products made from natural fibers. We also provide general information on some of our business practices.
Broadloom Carpet – Bordered Area Rugs
Fibreworks® offers natural fiber floor covering as broadloom carpet or custom bordered area rugs. The ‘natural’ beauty of rugs and carpet is enhanced by their environmental friendliness; natural fibers – Grown by…Sustained in…and Biodegrades with…Nature! Our wide variety of floor coverings and rugs are made from the finest natural fibers such as Sisal, Wool, Seagrass, Jute, Cheena®, and Coir.
Custom rugs are available by choosing from a wide range of natural carpet styles and rug borders. Rugs can be produced in most any shape or size, and borders can be applied in any of 10 different application techniques. The options to make a truly custom bordered natural fiber area rug are literally ‘infinite’.
Design Your Rug
Create and preview rug designs from our large selection of rug fields and borders.
Colors and textures on your screen may not appear accurately. We strongly recommend visiting our showroom to see actual samples and discuss details of your project and the various custom options we offer. This line may not be ordered online.
At Fibreworks®, we have an everyday commitment to impacting our environment as little as possible. Of course, since most of our beautifully textured floor coverings are made from renewable resources, being eco-friendly is simply in our nature.
Natural fiber rugs are sustainable, biodegradable and the environmentally responsible choice for helping to preserve our planet for generations to come.
Here are some of the reasons why we can call ourselves Fibreworks®
- Sisal: A durable plant fiber harvested from the mature leaves of the agave sisalana plant. Since most weeding is done by hand, no pesticides or chemical fertilizers are used in sisal production.
- Jute: Harvested from the skin, or bast, of the jute plant. Jute is sustainably grown, pollution-free and completely biodegradable.
- Coir: Extracted from the skin of the coconut fruit, which is cured by the sun and spun into yarn. Whatever can’t be used for food or for coir yarn gets combined with other organic materials and used as compost in soil treatment.
- Seagrass: This natural fiber is non-porous and comes in a naturally beautiful range of pale green and gold that mellow over time. Seagrass rugs are never treated with dye, so they’re a great choice for those with chemical sensitivities.
- Wool: Sheared from the coat of a sheep and naturally durable, renewable and biodegradable and much more environmentally sound than petroleum based options, like nylon.
- Natural Carpet Backings: Some of our most common backings include jute, natural latex, and natural rubber. Natural rubber and latex backings are extracted from the Havea rubber tree and unlike synthetic latex, natural latex is not produced by chemical polymerization.
Applied Border Options
Fibreworks® offers multiple border options, ranging from an understated serged finish that almost seamlessly blends into the rug to the bold look of a contrasting applied binding… and everything in between. Contact your Account Manager with any questions and special requests. *Standard practice for borders showing 2” or larger on the face of the rug are finished with a mitered corner and includes the addition of a pad placed underneath the binding. This technique is the extra step our craftsmen take to create a smoother border finish, enhancing the appearance of your rug. Excludes Indoor/Outdoor.
- Serging: Border features coordinating yarn combination to complement the rug.
- Narrow: Standard border width shows approximately 5/8” on the face of the rug and has visible top stitching.
- Medium: Standard border width shows approximately 1 ½” on the face of the rug and is available with visible top stitching or invisible stitching.
- Wide*: Standard border width shows approximately 3 ½” on the face of the rug.
- Leather*: Standard border width shows approximately 2 ½” inches on the face of the rug.
- Jute Braid: Standard border width shows a minimum of 2 ½” on the face of the rug and can only be applied to Kochi, Zira, and Bombay Collections. Square corner is standard.
- Woven Tapestry*: Standard border widths show between 5” and 7” on the face of the rug.
- Mitered Corners: Hand-sewn mitered corners are created by a combination of machine and hand-craftsmanship, resulting in a rug border with invisible stitching. Mitered corners meet at a 45° angle to look much like a picture frame.
- Square Corners: Square corners are created by overlapping the binding on each end and sewn together. Available with visible top stitching or invisible stitching.
Care, Cleaning and Vacuuming
General Care: The best care you can give your natural fiber floor covering is regular, thorough vacuuming. For best results, vacuum from different directions, making several passes over the area. Heaviest traffic areas require the most attention and should receive regular vacuuming to reduce soil build-up and prolong the beauty and life of the floor covering.
General Vacuuming Advice: Please ensure that your vacuum beater bar is properly adjusted. Damage to the carpet fibers can occur if the brushes of the vacuum are set too low. We recommend the head of the vacuum be adjusted so that the brushes barely touch the face of the carpet. Do not use a vacuum that automatically adjusts, as it will adjust too low and damage fibers.
Always test a vacuum and vacuuming technique first. We do not know how every product will react to every vacuum or vacuuming technique and cannot be responsible for damage caused by vacuuming. Some vacuums should not be used, as they will cause excess fuzzing or sprouting of the fibers.
Cleaning Your Carpet Or Border: Never saturate your carpet with water or cleaner; this will stain it. Any method that involves saturation with water, such as steam cleaning, hot water extraction or wet shampooing should NOT be used. These methods can cause shrinkage, dimensional changes, and staining of natural fibers. When liquid spills occur, blot up (do not rub) immediately with a clean, dry, undyed cloth. If the spilled material is solid, scrape up what you can with a dull edge spatula. Dry extraction methods of cleaning spills and stains are recommended, such as Capture Carpet and Rug Dry Cleaner.
Always test the cleaning method to insure that color is not affected. Test in a small, concealed area first.
Indoor/Outdoor products have different cleaning methods than natural fibers. For cleaning your indoor/outdoor rug, mild soap or detergent and water are recommended. Before cleaning, test in a small concealed area. It may be necessary to clean and rinse the entire rug after spot cleaning to avoid spreading and staining.