Natural Fibre Information

Natural FibreFibre Carpets – Products Information

Our Natural products are made from renewable resources and are biodegradable.   

  • Our woven Coir, Jute, Paper, Seagrass, Sisal and Wools can be installed wall to wall using a quality underlay (jute and hair blend felt, commercial rubber or Bridgestone cushion pad).  
  • They can also be custom made (to almost any size) floor rugs with bound edges, using cotton, jute, leather, linen, tapestry or your own fabric.  
  • Being natural products, they do not have the stain resisting qualities of synthetics.  
  • To help with daily cleaning and those unexpected accidents, all of our Woven carpets can be stain protected. This protection is applied to the carpet prior to installation, therefore eliminating odour and the need to remove and replace furniture. 
  • International Floor Coverings have over 100 years experience installing natural fibre carpets.  
  • 12 months guarantee on every installation. 
  • Like fine leather, subtle differences in colour, texture and character are inherent to natural fibres, which will not affect the wearing qualities.  
  • All of our products are colour fast to a certain degree, but like any natural material, they will change colour over time making each floor as unique as the product itself.  
  • Like any flooring, our products are not UV stable so fading may occur when exposed to harsh sunlight.  

Coir carpets (Coconut fibre)         

  • Made from fibres from the outer husk of the coconut.  
  • Our Coir Carpets are produced in India where many years of practice have given the workers in this old industry, great skills in grading, processing and weaving these fibres. 
  • The quality of Coir carpet is determined by the type of fibre used, the weight at which the yarn is spun and whether it’s woven on a handloom or a powerloom.  
  • Domestic life 12 years with Commercial 4 to 7 years, dependant on foot traffic  

Jute carpets (Jute fibre)                

  • Made from fibres stripped from the stalks of the Jute plant.  
  • Jute fibres are not quite as hardy as Coir and Sisal fibres, but are softer underfoot. 
  • Domestic life 10 years with Commercial 3 to 5 years, dependant on foot traffic   

Paper carpets                                  

  • Mainly produced from the fibres from the Conifer trees.  
  • Pulp making process involves cooking wood chips with resin being added to give a high wet strength. 
  • When twisting the paper into yarn a further wax emulsion is applied improving the yarn’s water resistance 
  • Domestic life 5 years 

Seagrass carpets                             

  • Grown in paddy like fields that are flooded with sea water during the crop cycle.  
  • The fibres are spun into tough strands, which, when woven into carpet and with a latex backing added for stability, will resist dirt and stains very well. 
  • Domestic life 10 years with Commercial 3 to 5 years, dependant on foot traffic 

Sisal carpets (Cactus fibre)             

  • Made from fibres extracted from the leaves of the Agave plant. 
  • Sisal is grown and produced in Africa, China and South America.  
  • European manufactures have proven to be the most innovative in weaving technology. 
  • China is producing a good quality sisal carpet, just as hardy as their European cousins. 
  • Domestic life 12 years with Commercial 4 to 7 years, dependant on foot traffic  

Wool & Wool blend woven carpets.   

  • These are not like normal tufted carpets as ours are made from premium quality yarn and are Woven.  
  • This weaving process helps eliminate pile crushing and shading that occurs in normal tufted carpets.  
  • We offer a range of 100% Wool or a mixture of pure Wool yarns woven with Flax  or Sisal.  
  • Domestic life 12 years with Commercial 4 to 7 years, dependant on foot traffic