Granny Jane's Rug Shop

Rug Q & A

What are Earth Rugs®
Earth RugsTM are made from 100% natural jute fiber.  Jute fiber is harvested from the bamboo-like Jute plant.  Our Earth Rugs® are products of the weavers art practiced for centuries by the native craftspeople of Bangladesh and India.  Our rich colors and authentic designs are rooted in American tradition.  Jute Rugs date back to the very beginning of rug weaving.  Jute Rugs were used extensively in the 17th through the 19th centuries throughout the old British Empire.  Earth Rugs® are eco-friendly!

What Is Jute?
Jute is a primary resource fiber, produced directly from the earth and is a sustainable resource!  Jute is a reed, like bamboo, that grows best in fertile delta soil.  The Jute plant is harvested then split open to expose the inner fibers.  The inner fibers of the Jute stalk are very soft and after retting, cleaning and combing they are spun into yarn. 

How durable are Earth Rugs®?
Jute is one of the strongest fibers known to man! It was used on seagoing ships before the invention of steal cables.  Woven into rugs, jute fibers provide lasting beauty and strength.  They withstand commercial use and can last a lifetime in the home. 

Where are Earth Rugs® used?
Kitchens and baths are great because Earth Rugs® naturally repel water.  This means water and most liquid spills will bead up to the surface first allowing for quick clean-up. 

Fireplaces are great because Earth Rugs® are naturally fire Retardant.  Earth Rugs® meet the Consumer Safety Commission Standard FF1 for flammability.  This means, if a spark lands on an Earth Rug® it will not ignite but rather will smolder.  Earth Rugs® are safer than synthetic rugs and other natural fiber rugs.

Why Earth Rugs®?
Earth Rugs® are the greatest rugs on earth!  They're green!  Jute fiber is cultivated from the earth.  It is possible to cultivate up to three jute crops annually!  Earth Rugs® jute fiber is a sustainable resource with a smaller environmental impact than other types of natural fibers.  

Entryways, Hallways & Mudrooms  work too because our unique sizes and shapes are designed to fit the most interesting of entryways in homes, boats, or RV's!  Our terrific  shapes and variety of sizes are perfect all around the house!

Dorms are a natural for Earth Rugs®.  Students need rugged durability.  Earth Rugs® are available in vibrant colors and are terrific on campus!  You name it!

How are Earth Rugs® dyed?
They are yarn dyed with the highest quality chemical dyes available.  Throughout history jute fiber has been treasured for its capacity to take and hold beautiful colors.  Brilliantly dyed jute fibers have been found in Neolithic remains dating back thousands of years.  The natural sheen of jute fiber retains the look of fine silk.

Are Earth Rugs® safer than other braided rugs?
Yes, because Earth Rugs® are 100% natural.  Natural fiber jute is safer to use in any home with children or pets than synthetic rugs made with man made fibers.  Other natural fiber braided rugs like wool are often treated with chemicals for moth proofing.  Jute is naturally moth proof!

Are Earth Rugs® fire-safe?
Yes!  Earth Rugs® meet the Consumer Product Safety Commission Standard FF1 for flammability.  What this really means is Earth Rugs® will not ignite.  Earth Rugs® are absolutely perfect near the fireplace.

What if they get wet?
Jute has natural water repellent characteristics.  Remember, it is a reed that naturally grows in water.  Water cannot damage a rug woven from jute fiber.  

How are Earth Rugs® cleaned?
Just like other fine rugs, they can be cleaned with soap and water, with a mild carpet shampoo or commercially dry-cleaned.  Cleaning enhances the beauty of these rugs.  Vacuum normally.  Do not machine wash.

Are custom Earth Rugs® sizes available?
Yes!  Earth Rugs® now offer custom braided rug sizes given a six-month lead.

What is Earth Rugs® turnaround time?
Earth Rugs® is committed to shipping your order within 10 business days of receipt, providing all items are in stock.

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    Granny Jane's Rug Shop is an Authorized Distributor of Capitol Earth Rugs