Coir is made from coconut fibre and is one of the most versatile materials ever extracted from Mother Nature. The husks contain elastic but strong fibres. These husks are harvested and soaked for many months, and then beaten, washed and dried. Finally, the fibres are spun into yarn. The natural colour of coir is golden to reddish brown and is suited for rustic environments. Coir fibre is 100 % organic, biodegradable and hypoallergenic. It is hard and strong, resistant to rot, moulds and moisture.
Coir is aesthetically appealing, making it a perfect decorative natural carpeting material. It is a fashion statement as a popular decor accessory in homes and in commercial areas. More importantly, unlike synthetic rugs and carpeting, coir gives your feet the right warmth in winter and coolness in summer. Coir can be fitted into any area of your home including kitchens and bathrooms, and is a very durable hard wearing floor covering.
We offer four Coir designs, Boucle, Herringbone, Panama as well as Coir and Sisal Mix. All variants are imported on large rolls with a Biodegradable Latex backing.
Laying Coir Carpet – We lay our Coir in a unique way, using the ‘Wet and Stretch method’. First a 1000g acrylic underfelt is laid and then the Coir is laid on top. Water is applied to the Coir and then stretched. When the coir dries, the fibres tighten and help prevent rippling later on. The wetting of Coir on installation also helps eliminate the risk of spill marks which may occur.
Care and Cleaning – Coir should be vacuumed regularly like any other carpet. Latex backing allows for containment of dust and dirt, preventing it from penetrating the underlay or floor. Carpet Refresh should be applied every 12 weeks as an antibacterial and for rejuvenation of fibres.
Our recommended Carpet Refresh can also be used as a spot cleaner.