Coir is made out of coconut fibre and is one of the most versatile materials ever extracted from Mother nature, the husks contain elastic and extremely strong fibers. These husks are harvested and soaked for many months, and then beaten, washed and dried. Finally, the fibers are spun into yarn. The natural colour of coir is golden brown to reddish brown and is suited for rustic environments. Coir fibre is 100 % organic, biodegradable, ethnic and hygienic. It is hard and strong, resistant to rot, moulds and moisture.
There is also an aesthetic aspect associated with coir, 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 rugs and carpeting give ones feet the right warmth in winter and cool feel in summer. Coir carpets can be fitted into any area of your home including kitchens and bathrooms, and is a very durable hard wearing floor covering.
Coirtex offer a wide range of coir carpets and rugs that is professionally fitted to a 1000gram of underlay in accordance with stringent ISO 9000 standards. All standard coir rugs and carpets are latex backed. Coirtex also offer hand-knotted double-thick coir boucl rugs. Coir carpeting comes in boucl, panama, diamond and herringbone weaves.
Laying Coir Carpet – We lay Indian coir in a very unique way, using the ‘Wet and Stretch method’. First 1000g acrylic underfelt is laid then the coir is laid on top. Water is applied to the coir and then stretched on smooth edge (same as regular carpets). Wetting the coir does 2 things: When the coir dries it shrinks, and is tight on the floor to stop rippling later. Because the coir is all wet, it eliminates the risk of leaving watermarks.