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The Pros and Cons of Buying a Jute Rug

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Jute rugs. What are they? Why are they so popular? Jute rugs are a hot topic in the interior design community, but are they actually worth the investment? At RugKnots, we have a small collection of Jute rugs to choose from. 

Keep reading to find out what exactly jute rugs are and the truth behind these popular rugs.

 Jute Rugs

What is Jute?

Jute is a type of grass found in Asia that is woven into a rug. The material is a natural, vegetable fiber made from jute grass. This plant is most commonly found on the Asian subcontinent, and is a durable fiber than has recently become popular for use in rugs.

Jute being gathered

Jute is a biodegradable and a natural fiber used in transporting vegetables.

Because Jute is biodegradable, when it comes into contact with water or other elements, it starts to break down and decompose.

Are Jute Rugs Handmade?

Making jute yarn is usually an all natural process usually done by hand.

But, not all jute fibers are made by hand. Now that jute has become popular, there is more push to make jute faster and cheaper.

Workers breaking down Jute

This means Jute is being made by machine.

Machine spun Jute

"But the site says that it is made by hand"

That may be true, but know that they can say "made by hand" if human hands load the material into the machine.

Actually most jute rugs are processed by machine and then "hand-woven" by machine. They can say "hand-woven" because human hands load the machine with the yarn. 

Jute yarn is durable, but it doesn't normally stay pretty. That is why we blend our Jute rugs with cotton. The cotton increases durability and helps them not to break down or wear out. 

What Do Jute Rugs Feel Like?

Normally, Jute rugs are rough and feel like walking on hay. But we blend our Jute rugs with cotton so they feel soft!

Order Your Jute Rug from RugKnots

Drop us a line and let us know what you want and we'll get right back to you with a quote.

We can even Photoshop the rug you're looking at into your space before you buy it with our Ask A Designer Service. We want to help you find the perfect rug, and want to guarantee you're satisfied before ordering, so contact us here if you need help!

Personalized service, rug recommendations, and you can see the rug in your space!


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  • Hello, approximately how many man hours would it actually take to hand braid a 8×10 jute rug and how much fiber is needed for this? Thank you

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