Choose a plant fiber floor

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With its coarser weaving, it is the most rustic but also the most resistant of plant fibers. Growing its feet in the water, it is called sea grass by the English. Aquatic plant of the grass family, seagrass is therefore insensitive to moisture, does not tint, but is particularly suitable for kitchen, bathroom and, given its robustness, from the veranda. Very resistant and easy to clean with water, it does not like rooms that are too dry or too sunny and needs to be humidified regularly, at least once a month, over its entire surface using a mop to that its fibers retain their elasticity and their shine.


It was used since the 17th century to make sacks of potatoes or as protection for the underside of carpets ... Until one day a manufacturer decided to use this annual tropical plant from the Tiliaceae family called Corchorus as a coating for full-fledged. It remains relatively fragile, fears humidity but dyes remarkably well. Easy to maintain, it can take place, in the form of a carpet, in a bedroom or a dining room after receiving a stain treatment.

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The only drawback of this coating is the maintenance! Coarse weaving retains crumbs and dust. Even if the vacuum cleaner is effective, the brush crushes and damages the fibers, quickly polishing them. For animal hair… Use a brush on which you will wrap a wide strip of adhesive. In a single pass, your coconut will be very clean.

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