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Coir

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Coir Flooring

Coir is the protective, hairy layer that surrounds a coconut, and it’s these fibres we use to create a coir carpet. Extracting these fibres to be spun into a yarn takes time. It’s an authentic process in which fibres are removed by hand and softened in seawater, then either bleached or left in their natural golden colour, ready to be spun into yarn. The fibres are transformed from this toughest of natural materials into a beautiful coir carpet, suitable for use in a variety of both domestic and light contract areas.


The uniqueness of coir flooring means that the hue of the coir can vary from roll to roll, and will change once acclimatised to its living area. If fitted in direct sunlight, bleached coirs will lose their original colour and change to a darker, gingery shade, so we advise customers to consider these colour changes before laying a coir carpet in a sunny room. It is also advisable to avoid areas of high moisture as coir expands when moisture is present, which can lead to the carpet wrinkling and buckling.

Our highly experienced staff will be happy to advise you on the best places to lay a coir carpet, and explain any colour or texture changes you might experience once the flooring has acclimatised to the space.

Types of Coir Flooring

Similarly to seagrass, sisal and jute, we offer different options for coir carpets:

  • Bouclé – tightly woven coir loops of different sizes
  • Panama – a flatter, relaxed coir loop of differing sizes
  • Herringbone – a visual zigzag of coir with variations in width, so called because it looks like the skeleton of a herring. V-shaped. Herringbone gives a woven pattern often found in twills.

It is important to bear in mind that, as with all natural fibres, there will be product inconsistencies with a coir carpet.

For any questions relating to coir flooring, please contact us via our contact page.

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