All this sea-grass, coir and other vegetable fibre type carpeting looks
great, but clearly neither of two independent carpet shops like the
stuff. They have said it is a total bugger to lay, frays at the edges,
and either keeps on moving or needs to be rubber backed and glued to a
heavy rubber-crumb underlay.
Comments? Advice? Durability? Stains? Feel, even?
We lived in a flat with underfloor heating in the 60s. I used jute
carpet for the open weave to let the heat through. Never frayed and
didn't slip. Stained easily though as we found out with children.
Probably with modern cleaning agents that wouldn't be a problem. Felt
a bit rough compared to the cord and wool/nylon stuff we used later.
I'm dubious about coir and cocoafibre matting though.
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