Material Guide

Choosing your rug in the ideal material doesn’t have to be difficult. Read our tips about the different rug materials and our recommendations for every room of the house.

Choosing your rug in the ideal material doesn’t have to be difficult. Read our tips about the different rug materials and our recommendations for every room of the house.

Wool

 

Woolen rugs made from sheep wool fit diversely into different rooms of the house due to their good qualities. Wool is naturally resistant to dirt and it attracts less dust than other materials. The easiest way to keep a woolen rug clean is regular wacuuming. A woolen rug is especially delightful in winter time as it insulates warmth. Wool is also the most fire-safe natural fiber and an acoustic material. You can place a woolen rug to warm up your steps in your living room, bedroom, corridor or hallway. The sheep wool used in Finarte’s rugs is mulesing-free and from New Zealand and Saudi Arabia.

Pros:
+ resistant to dirt
+ easy to maintain
+ naturally fire-safe

Cons:
– some fluff may come off
– some people can be allergic to wool

Wool

 

Woolen rugs made from sheep wool fit diversely into different rooms of the house due to their good qualities. Wool is naturally resistant to dirt and it attracts less dust than other materials. The easiest way to keep a woolen rug clean is regular wacuuming. A woolen rug is especially delightful in winter time as it insulates warmth. Wool is also the most fire-safe natural fiber and an acoustic material. You can place a woolen rug to warm up your steps in your living room, bedroom, corridor or hallway. The sheep wool used in Finarte’s rugs is mulesing-free and from New Zealand and Saudi Arabia.

Pros:
+ resistant to dirt
+ easy to maintain
+ naturally fire-safe

Cons:
– some fluff may come off
– some people can be allergic to wool

Recycled cotton

 

Cotton is a practical and delightfully soft material. You can place a cotton rug almost anywhere in your home. Due to its durability and maintainability it’s a perfect fit to hallways and kitchens. Cotton rugs are also the common choice of households with children and pets. All cotton in Finarte’s rugs is recycled. We re-use the cutting-edges of giant textile rolls and therefore transforms  waste materials  into Finarte rugs.

Pros:
+ durable
+ easy to wash and maintain
+ no pilling

Cons:
– a long term exposure to sunlight can make the fiber fade
– low thermal insulation
– less dirt repellant than wool

Recycled cotton

 

Cotton is a practical and delightfully soft material. You can place a cotton rug almost anywhere in your home. Due to its durability and maintainability it’s a perfect fit to hallways and kitchens. Cotton rugs are also the common choice of households with children and pets. All cotton in Finarte’s rugs is recycled. We re-use the cutting-edges of giant textile rolls and therefore transforms  waste materials  into Finarte rugs.

Pros:
+ durable
+ easy to wash and maintain
+ no pilling

Cons:
– a long term exposure to sunlight can make the fiber fade
– low thermal insulation
– less dirt repellant than wool

Viscose

 

Viscose is a soft and breathable cellulose-based regenerated fiber that has a beautiful silk-like shine to it. The color and shine of the surface change depending on how the light sets on it.

Viscose is a sensitive material and should be placed in a room where there’s a little less traffic. Viscose rugs are best-suited as eye-catchers in living rooms and bedrooms. Viscose doesn’t work well with liquids or moisture. Smaller stains can be wiped out for example with a dry microfiber cloth. We recommend avoiding any watering because moisture can cause staining or changes to the shine of the material.

Pros:
+ beautiful shine
+ soft, silk-like feel
+ luxurious material

Cons:
– sensitive to moisture and friction
– water can cause staining
– heavy furniture can cause imprints to the surface

Viscose

 

Viscose is a soft and breathable cellulose-based regenerated fiber that has a beautiful silk-like shine to it. The color and shine of the surface change depending on how the light sets on it.

Viscose is a sensitive material and should be placed in a room where there’s a little less traffic. Viscose rugs are best-suited as eye-catchers in living rooms and bedrooms. Viscose doesn’t work well with liquids or moisture. Smaller stains can be wiped out for example with a dry microfiber cloth. We recommend avoiding any watering because moisture can cause staining or changes to the shine of the material.

Pros:
+ beautiful shine
+ soft, silk-like feel
+ luxurious material

Cons:
– sensitive to moisture and friction
– water can cause staining
– heavy furniture can cause imprints to the surface

Jute

Jute is a fast-growing natural fiber that is one of the most ecological natural materials available. Jute can be grown without pesticides or fertilizers. The jute Finarte is using is from India, nearby from where our jute rugs are woven by the local artisans.

The best features of jute are durability and practicality.  Jute is naturally multicolored and the color of a jute fiber can vary from off-white to brown. That’s why jute rug is very good at hiding the stains and dirt on it. For its’ strength and robustness, jute is especially apt for entryways and balconies.

Pros:
+ easy to keep clean with vacuuming
+ environmentally friendly natural fiber

Cons:
– sunlight can weaken and fade the fiber
– some fiber may come off

Jute

Jute is a fast-growing natural fiber that is one of the most ecological natural materials available. Jute can be grown without pesticides or fertilizers. The jute Finarte is using is from India, nearby from where our jute rugs are woven by the local artisans.

The best features of jute are durability and practicality.  Jute is naturally multicolored and the color of a jute fiber can vary from off-white to brown. That’s why jute rug is very good at hiding the stains and dirt on it. For its’ strength and robustness, jute is especially apt for entryways and balconies.

Pros:
+ easy to keep clean with vacuuming
+ environmentally friendly natural fiber

Cons:
– sunlight can weaken and fade the fiber
– some fiber may come off

Recycled PET

What if a rug has to cope with a bit more heavier use in entryways, balconies or under the paws of pets? A great choice for these situations is rPET made from recycled plastic bottles. It’s a strong yet light, wool-like material that is easy to maintain and soft to touch. This versatile material is also resistant to water and UV radiation making it suitable for balconies and moist spaces.

Pros:
+ strong yet soft material
+ easy to wash and maintain
+ resistant to moisture and sunlight
+ made from recycled plastic bottles

Cons:
– low thermal insulation
– less dirt repellant than wool

Recycled PET

What if a rug has to cope with a bit more heavier use in entryways, balconies or under the paws of pets? A great choice for these situations is rPET made from recycled plastic bottles. It’s a strong yet light, wool-like material that is easy to maintain and soft to touch. This versatile material is also resistant to water and UV radiation making it suitable for balconies and moist spaces.

Pros:
+ strong yet soft material
+ easy to wash and maintain
+ resistant to moisture and sunlight
+ made from recycled plastic bottles

Cons:
– low thermal insulation
– less dirt repellant than wool

Finarte’s material recommendations

Finarte’s material recommendations

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Entryway

The best material choices for your entryway are the durable jute and the easy to maintain rPET and cotton.

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Living room

The living room is the heart of the home. That’s where you want to place the most stunning materials. Check out our shiny viscose rugs and fluffy woolen rugs.

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Home with pets

Do you have four-legged friends living with you? Try out our pet-friendly rugs made from cotton, wool or rPET!

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Entryway

The best material choices for your entryway are the durable jute and the easy to maintain rPET and cotton.

Suraya-Viscose-Rug

Living room

The living room is the heart of the home. That’s where you want to place the most stunning materials. Check out our shiny viscose rugs and fluffy woolen rugs.

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Home with pets

Do you have four-legged friends living with you? Try out our pet-friendly rugs made from cotton, wool or rPET!

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Balcony

When a rug is placed in a balcony or a terrace, it is more exposed to sunlight and moisture. The most suitable materials for these spaces are rPET and jute.

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Home with kids

For families with kids, we recommend a rug that lasts daily play time. Our rugs made from cotton, wool and rPET are durable and easily cleaned. We also have cotton rugs designed specifically for kids!

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Kitchen

We recommend choosing an easy-to-clean rug for your kitchen so you don’t have to worry about making a little mess when cooking or baking. Consider cotton, rPET or jute for your kitchen.

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Balcony

When a rug is placed in a balcony or a terrace, it is more exposed to sunlight and moisture. The most suitable materials for these spaces are rPET and jute.

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Home with kids

For families with kids, we recommend a rug that lasts daily play time. Our rugs made from cotton, wool and rPET are durable and easily cleaned. We also have cotton rugs designed specifically for kids!

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Kitchen

We recommend choosing an easy-to-clean rug for your kitchen so you don’t have to worry about making a little mess when cooking or baking. Consider cotton, rPET or jute for your kitchen.