Oh man. I think I bought our first jute rug maybe like 3 years ago? & ever since then I have been getting questions about how we liked it, what we thought of it, would I buy it again, & many more questions. I am finally doing a post on my jute rug review… Yay!!! Well, since then we have acquired 4+ more jute rugs for our homes & I think that says a lot, but I wanted to do a full review for you guys & share my thoughts on these rugs that you see all over our blog & social media. Have any more questions after this post? Leave them in the comments below & I will edit the post with the answers later. I hope this helps some of you guys if you have been wanting to buy one or if you were just super curious about these beautiful babies.
Why I love them:
– Low maintenance! These things are awesome in high traffic areas. After a few years of having them, they look good as new. They almost just absorb dirt and stains & don’t show any ware or tear. We have dogs, kids, lots of people, furniture moving, eating food, spills, pet accidents, & more all over this rug & you would never know. These rugs are good for an active home with kids, pets, & high traffic areas.
– Easy to clean! I vacuum these suckers a few times a week because I just love vacuuming & everything just sucks up right off of them. When there is a spill or a pet accident, a little water and a rag gets everything right up. These rugs seem to just hide everything from hair, dirt, spots, & more & when you want to clean it up the vacuum just picks everything up. Seriously the most low maintenance rugs ever.
– The look! I just love the look of these rugs. I mean, they are my style down to every last fiber. They are cozy, warm, & add a lot of texture to my neutral style. They always look clean & never show any aging. The rugs go with that cozy cottage vibe that I dig & so I’m all about them. You can also get jute rugs in different colors/patterns as well, I just stick with the classic, but you can really get one to fit any space!
– The price! I get all my Rugs from RugsUSA.com.. you would think I was sponsored by them, but I’m not.. I just love their prices [they always have sales & free shipping]. They are super affordable rugs which allows you to get bigger sizes for your spaces. I usually go for the Maui Chunky Loop rug from Rugs USA because I love the look of the weave & the ties on the ends. I have also bought smaller jute rugs from Pottery Barn, Marshalls, & World Market & love them as well. Jute rugs can be an inexpensive way to add a big impact to a space while adding lots of texture & that cozy factor you are looking for.
The feel! True jute rugs like ours are a mixture of firm/soft/foot massager. Sounds weird, but it’s not. When you walk on them they are a mix of softness & like someone is massaging your feet.. is there anything better? I think not. I love the added texture and softness these rugs add to our rooms & yet that they are firm & nice to walk on. Buying rugs can be like goldilocks and the three bears sometimes, finding the perfect amount of softness to fit you & your family. I also love how flat these rugs are that again makes them so easy to clean & keep clean. You can also get a jute fiber mixture like jute & chenille that is much softer. I don’t have experience with anything but 100% jute so I can’t help you there, but do your research.
The shedding: Ok, the ONE thing about these rugs that I’m a little iffy about is the shedding. The Rugs USA jute rugs do shed little fibers [not a ton] & they ‘fall out’ under the rug which when you lift the rug to clean it looks like dirt, but it’s just little fibers and they are easy to clean up. Most of the fibers stay under our rug & can easily be cleaned up, but some fibers shed onto our floor which wouldn’t be as noticeable if we didn’t have super dark wood floors in our entire house [I NEVER noticed it in our other homes with lighter floors & carpet]. But seriously the pros outweigh the cons for me, I mean if you have another rug then stains show up on them, or they wear down easily, aren’t easy to clean, & more. You have to outweigh the pros and the cons for your home & your family.
The smell: I wasn’t even going to mention this one because it quickly goes away, but the natural fibers have a scent to them that’s pretty strong at first. It’s almost like burlap/natural dirt. It’s noticeable at first when you first roll it out, but quickly goes away. This happens with any natural fiber rug, because it’s natural, so again, I don’t see it as an issue because I love the rugs so much.
I hope this review helps a tiny bit if you had any questions or were wondering what I thought of them. Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions & I’ll try to answer them the best I can. I love these rugs & how they fit into our home. What do you think of them? Do you have any jute rugs in your home? Let me know in the comments below, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram!
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