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Seagrass

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Seagrass Flooring

The finest quality seagrass fibres traditionally come from the flooded paddy fields of rural China, and it’s these fibres that are used to make seagrass carpets. Though not strictly a grass at all, it has a distinctive hay-like scent that is mostly lost after it is harvested. The crop is harvested by hand, dried and hand spun into cords before being woven into seagrass flooring.

Seagrass flooring is as tough as old boots that might walk on it and its inherent strength makes it a very practical floor, which can be used widely. A seagrass carpet can be fashionably chunky or beautifully fine and part of its charm lies in its naturally flawed finish.

The natural appeal of seagrass stems from its shades of beige, brown and green that are evident even after the fibres are spun into yarn, as unlike coir or sisal, seagrass can’t be bleached or dyed. It then changes colour and matures to the environment in which it has been fitted.


Types of Seagrass Flooring

Just like sisal, coir and jute, Seagrass carpets are available in the several different weaves:

  • Basketweave – a loosely woven crisscross construction – a chequerboard look with groups of warp and weft seagrass threads interlaced
  • Panama – a flatter, relaxed seagrass loop of differing sizes
  • Herringbone – a v-shaped zigzag pattern of seagrass with variations in width

Seagrass makes a great flooring option for households and offices where there is a lot of pedestrian traffic, simply because it is so hardwearing. Our experienced staff will be very happy to talk you through the options in our Kent showroom, but if you have any questions regarding seagrass carpets, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via our contact page.

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