I’ve always loved the look and idea of a bamboo rug, but I’ve always been cautious about whether it would be practical in an active home environment and whether it would be comfortable to walk on. I’m not talking about bamboo that has been chemically processed down to a soft, cushy fiber, but rugs made of bamboo slats that are much closer to their natural state. Thanks to BambooandTikis.com, I got a chance to test out whether this type of rug is really practical, and whether it would really work with my decor or make it look like a sad attempt at an Asian theme.
I’m happy to report that I had no problems integrating the rug with the rest of my decor. In fact, it is so neutral that I could literally put it in any room and it would be happily at home there. For now, it resides in my bedroom, partially to add style to our somewhat boring space, but also to hide some stains on the carpet underneath it. That’s what I call working double time 🙂 While the rug does add a distinctly Asian flair to our room, it does so with subtlety, so it doesn’t reek of a themed design.
And in terms of comfort, I love it. It makes me feel like, just for a few steps, I’m living with a beautiful bamboo floor instead of a dingy old carpet that needs to be torn out. So until we’re able to replace all the carpet with luxurious bamboo or sustainable hardwood flooring, I wouldn’t mind having a couple more of these around to give me the same sense of luxury without the price.
Why It’s Green:
- Made of 100% organic Moso bamboo. (Note: Bamboo naturally grows without pesticides, but as the material becomes more popular, many growers are beginning to use pesticides to increase profitability. These rugs use organic bamboo that is allowed to reach maturity before it is harvested)
WANT TO WIN?
One reader has a chance to win their own 36″ x 48″ (or 3′ x 4′) bamboo rug. So how do you win? Visit BambooandTikis.com, then come back here and leave a comment about something you liked or learned. It could be a product or something you learned about the company. Do this by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, June 5, 2009, to enter.
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