Natural Rugs in Annapolis, MD


Using area rugs in your home is a smart way to protect your hardwood flooring or add a pop of color to your room’s décor. At Modern Carpet One, we’re here to help you choose the best rug for your lifestyle, including weighing the options of everything from material to design. A major component of your choice will revolve around carpet fibers, since there are a few different options and the fibers impact how your rug will look, perform and last. Rugs can be made out of either natural or synthetic fibers, and here we are focusing on the natural ones. To learn more about our selection of rugs or about any of the fibers listed, give us a call! Modern Carpet One is proud to serve customers throughout the areas of Crownsville, Annapolis, Edgewater, Saverna Park, Arnold, Pasadena, Davidsonville and Riva.

There are four major fibers used to make natural rugs:


Sisal rugs are flat woven, durable and tough. Sisal rugs are available in a wide assortment of styles and colors, and the texture is rather unique. These rugs serve as natural insulators, are flame resistant and are eco-friendly (sisal comes from a plant!) Price points vary on sisal rugs and range from more affordable to more upscale. Some disadvantages of sisal include that it can stain easily. It is also affected by moisture and can become slippery, so should not be placed in bathrooms, laundry rooms or outside.


Silk rugs are a beautiful and luxurious option. Silk has a natural shine and can add luster to the rug’s appearance. However, silk is a fragile material. It is sensitive to sunlight and a number of common cleaning products. Silk rugs require dry cleaning. Silk rugs are best used as decorative elements in low traffic areas as silk is not the strongest of fibers.


Wool rugs are resilient and naturally crimped. Wool is actually the original fiber used to make rugs. Wool is a soft fiber and feels pleasant underfoot. Wool carpet is also a natural insulator and provides a warm surface. It is strong and durable so works well in areas with a lot of foot traffic. Wool is flame resistant and stain resistant. Because of all these advantages, wool is pricier than the other options, but, as we like to say, you get what you pay for.


Cotton rugs are strong and versatile. Cotton is a good choice for a casual feel or casual lifestyle. Cotton is soft, inviting and even easy to wash. However, cotton is not as resilient as other fibers and can mat or crush easily. Cotton is also not so wear resistant, meaning it can fade more easily. Cotton rugs are one of the less expensive options.

Learn more about the basics of carpet fibers from our Carpet One experts!