Bamboo Silk Rugs
The sustainability movement is no longer limited to green energy production or LEED certified dwellings. It is in every aspect of our living experience and home décor.
The use of eco-friendly, natural, and recycled fibers has taken over the traditional area rug weaving industry in a highly desirable and stylish way. Almost every rug importer carries some type of natural fiber carpeting within the mix of their traditional wool and silk fibers. These astonishing new materials can be used with each other, as well as woven with wool for various design schemes.
In fact, interiors designers often choose seagrass, jute, soy, sisal, hemp, recycled sari silk, and bamboo silk rugs in various décor settings.
Left: Bamboo silk rug featured on Houzz by Wilton Whole Home Renovation. “The chunky sisal defines the boundaries of the living area, while the bamboo silk rug on top adds a touch of foot-tickling softness in the central seating area.”
Pros And Cons Of Bamboo Silk Rugs
Bamboo silk rugs are actually a fairly new product on the market.
Bamboo is inexpensive with the same silky feel as traditional silk. It is also a fast growing grass that does not require re-planting, and is one of the world’s most sustainable natural resources. Its plantations are good for reducing greenhouse gases.
Instead of cultivating the fragile silk from the larvae of insects (silk worms), bamboo silk is taken from the bamboo plant. Because the plant grows quickly, it is easy to harvest large quantities from its stalks, which can grow up to 70 feet.
Bamboo is made by crushing the plant and using natural enzymes to create raw materials that are spun into fibers. However, it may also be made using the latest chemical technologies.
Cleaning Bamboo Silk Rugs
Bamboo silk rug cleaning, like any other natural fiber rug cleaning, requires the expertise and proper techniques necessary to wash and dry cellulose based fibers.
RevitaRUGS has been at the forefront of the research and technology in the field of natural fibers. As an after-market service industry, we work with rug weaving companies before new products are introduced to the marketplace in order to develop proper cleaning and care methods. Traditional wool rug cleaners lack the expertise and technology to keep up with 21st century market demands.
For cleaning your bamboo silk and other natural fiber rugs, call us at 1.855.5.REVITA or fill out our contact form here.