Nowadays, when buying interior items for home, most people try to choose ecological natural materials. This can be attributed to the purchase of carpeting. The matting carpet fully meets this requirement.
Mat is the popular name for a mat that has long been used to cover floors. The mat is a carpet with a very short pile or without it at all.
It is impossible to determine the exact date of origin of this type of carpets. The production of matting carpets began much earlier than pile carpets.
The word "matting" itself means a fabric made from a weave of bast and marsh grass cattail. A linden bast (a layer of tree bark) was preliminarily harvested, which was soaked and then processed into the material.
In recent decades, the prevalence of these products has grown exponentially.
This is due to the fact that the manufacture of these carpets does not require a large amount of resources, since very few raw materials are used in the production. The mat can be painted in various colors, decorated with patterns and designs.
Mat manufacturing options:
- manual (kilims, sumach);
The best products are usually handcrafted. This is a very difficult process, which directly affects the cost of the finished product, increasing the price. Kilims are made with an almost identical pattern on both sides. On the back of the sumac, long thread broaches are preserved, which makes them warmer.
It is much more economical to buy a mat made by machine on a special machine. The cheapest models are made of synthetic materials, most often polypropylene, as it has the necessary strength and low cost. There are also models of mixed materials.
At the heart of a matting carpet is a weave of textured threads in a checkerboard pattern of different thicknesses. A matting with a combination of different types of fibers looks attractive. For example, sisal additives in woolen cloth.
Many Western manufacturers make the lining of felt material, and the inside is covered with natural latex. From Russian suppliers, you can purchase ready-made solid carpets or individually select the size by purchasing part of the roll cloths. In this case, the necessary part is cut off with scissors, and the edge is trimmed with a special material. For such processing, woven material, leather, various cords, brocade are most often used.
Lint-free carpets differ from each other in several ways:
Currently, jute, sisal, reed, rice, and flax are used as vegetable raw materials for the production of matting.
The most popular is Indian jute. It is used for the production of burlap, twine, various wicker products. The surface of this material is soft and smooth, which is ideal for covering floors. The combination of chenille (a type of velvety jacquard fabric) with jute allows you to make the softest products.
In many countries, the production of matting carpets has been established.
The most common manufacturing countries of such products on the modern market:
At the same time, Belgian and Turkish carpets are most popular among consumers.
The main advantages of the mat in comparison with other types of flooring are:
- low price;
- easy care;
- strength and durability.
Such a product is perfect for practical people.The mat can be safely laid under heavy furniture, its surface is not deformed due to the absence of creasing pile. The mat perfectly withstands heavy loads.
Stepping on the surface of the matting, a person feels a certain massage effect, which has a clear healing effect when using this carpet. The mat is also antistatic.
Due to its dense structure, the matting has excellent thermal insulation properties.
Mats can have only the front side or be double-sided, such options can be laid on either side without losing their decorative appearance. On each side, the pattern will be the same, which makes this option doubly practical: if there is stubborn dirt or scuffs on one side, the carpet is turned over and the clean side is used. Thus, you can save on buying a new carpet.
The main advantage of this type of carpets is ease of maintenance. The smoothness of the coating does not allow dirt to penetrate inside, so it is enough to clean the surface with a damp cloth. Cleaning the mat will not be difficult or tedious.
The weight of such a carpet is very small, which makes it easy to transport.
In addition, matting is considered an excellent option for allergy sufferers, again due to the lack of lint and natural materials.
The hemming of the edges with cotton materials helps to reduce the sliding of such a carpet on the surface.
Matting made of woolen materials are in great demand. It has proven health benefits that scientists and doctors agree on. It is especially useful to purchase such a carpet for those suffering from rheumatism and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Resting on the mat after a busy day relieves the spine and relieves back pain. This is ensured by the high elasticity and elasticity of matting products.
The wonderful texture and natural natural colors hide the stains on the carpet. This option is well suited for use in a bedroom or children's room.
It should be noted that the surface of the new product is slightly warped, small roughness appears, which disappear over time. Long-standing fabric becomes smoother, which prevents dust from settling.
To make the surface more decorative matting is often decorated with the following elements:
- weaves of intricate patterns;
- details of oriental motives;
- geometric ornaments;
- a variety of colors;
- ethnic patterns;
- images of landscapes.
All this is applied using special modern technologies and allows you to increase the number of design solutions in the design of carpet mats.
Of the colors, the most popular are shades of beige, green, brown, gray. One color can be used or several. These natural colors blend beautifully with both familiar classic interiors and the latest trendy designs.
Horns are chosen to cover the floors of rooms for various household purposes:
- for kitchens;
- in hallways;
- in halls and dining rooms;
- at dachas and verandas.
The increased durability makes matting carpets indispensable in those places where there is high traffic. It is wise to place a mat to cover the kitchen and hallway floor, as these rooms are most susceptible to contamination during use. The mat is easy to clean, which means it will help keep your home clean and comfortable.
Eco-style room mats are very popular. Modern manufacturers produce a very wide range of such carpets, which allows you to choose the right size for any desired model.
Matting carpets made from pure natural materials are perfect for decorating a variety of design styles in the interior.
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