Probably the best known of all the plant fibres used in flooring, seagrass is usually the starting point for new clients wanting to know more about natural flooring. Seagrass can be found practically anywhere in the world where the water is warm, and saline.
In human hands it has been used for rope making, bandages, and until the First World War even as a mattress filling! But it is as a carpet that we see seagrass in its true light: tough, distinctive and a look that fits in with any décor. Most people have only encountered Seagrass Original (below), but as you can see, several designs are available.
Our seagrass designs are reasonably hard-wearing. In fact, we find that most of our returning customers who replace seagrass just want a change of scenery, rather than replacing because it has worn out. This, combined with its low price and ease of care and cleaning make for a great entry-level solution for those looking to dip their toe into the world of natural flooring.
Is this the stuff you can’t use on stairs?
This is something we hear quite often, and the answer is: no. Most seagrass is absolutely fine on stairs, as long as you have it installed by someone who knows what they’re doing. And considering the thousands of square metres we install each year, you can be sure we know our onions.