We have a few new additions to our rugs range at Mill Outlets in the form of these classic yet modern natural jute rugs. Available in a range of colours and styles to suit your home, these attractive and hardwearing jute rugs are latex-backed and can be spot cleaned.
Perfect for use as an entrance mat or modern addition to your hallway.
This natural jute rug is available in two colours – teal and blackcurrant – and as a standard rug measuring 150cm x 90cm or a hallway runner mat measuring 200cm x 66cm. This style of jute rug has a classic cotton border edge, is latex-backed and can be spot cleaned. Prices are just £26.99 for either style.
“Jute is a long, soft, shiny vegetable fibre that can be spun into coarse, strongthreads. It is produced from plants in the genus Corchorus, which has been classified in the family Tiliaceae, or more recently in Malvaceae.
Jute is one of the most affordable natural fibres and is second only to cotton in amount produced and variety of uses of vegetable fibers. Jute fibres are composed primarily of the plant materials cellulose (major component of plant fibre) and lignin (major components of wood fibre). It is thus a ligno-cellulosic fibre that is partially a textile fibre and partially wood. It falls into the bast fibre category (fibre collected from bast or skin of the plant) along with kenaf, industrial hemp, flax (linen), ramie, etc. The industrial term for jute fibre is raw jute. The fibres are off-white to brown, and 1–4 metres (3–12 feet) long.
Jute fibre is often called hessian; jute fabrics are also called hessian cloth and jute sacks are called gunny bags in some European countries. The fabric made from jute is popularly known as burlap in North America.”
Jute. (2011, March 20). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 10:00, March 30, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jute&oldid=419815118