Technical Terms for rugs from A-Z
Surely you have different outfits for different occasions, like for festivities or for your free time, but also for different seasons like winter and summer.
The selection of rugs is similar to these selection criteria of clothes. The better you know your requirments, like where you want to place the rug, how much will it be used, is it more functional or more decorative, the more you will be able to choose the right rug with the right criteria. Not every material is suitable for every type of usage: Some rugs are not adapted to humidity whereas others are very sensitive and should not be used for nurseries, for example.
Especially for this reason, we created this small glossary of materials to help you find the right rug. If you do have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our customer support team. If you need help with the maintanance, have a look at our category care instructions.
Natural fibres are divided in two categories, those of animal provenance and those of herbal provenance. While silk, new wool and leather rugs are of animal provenance, rugs made of cotton, jute, sisal and hemp are of herbal provenance. Viscose is in a special category since it is of herbal provenance but is produced synthetically.
Rugs made of natural fibres have become very popular, especially since critical consumers are agitating for environmental auditing. In a time where recources are running short, renewable resources are getting more important and which is the reason why natural fibres are so popular, they are not only available naturally, but can also be recycled. This results in a combination of modern design with sustainable resources.
Even if natural fibres have become more popular, synthetic fibres are still the number one material.
This is due to their availability for every type of living, since it is possible to treat them tailored to the market need. A good example is that you cannot use rugs made of natural fibres for constantly humid rooms or such that are occasionally get wet. Rugs made of synthetic fibres on the other hand can be used in many different areas, including bathrooms and aerospace, it is just convertable.