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Where to look on the internet
Specialist carpet seller sites
Therugseller.co.uk has a wide range of natural fibre rugs, including jute and sisal rugs.
The horizon silk jute rugs in beige cost from £89.99 for the smallest size (90cm x 150cm) and go up to £220.99 for the largest (150cmx240cm).
The store also carries sisal rugs with cotton borders: prices start at £49.00 for a small runner (68cm x 240cm).
Overstock.com is good website to for bamboo carpet solutions. The site stocks an Asian ‘Little Leaf’ bamboo mat, priced at £55.47.
Betterware’s bamboo rose-patterned rug is a runner style which would look great in a hallway or garden room.
These are currently available from Ebay.co.uk, sold via the Betterware Ebay shop for £12.99 + P&P
In store and online
If you’re looking for something cheap but chic, head to B&Q which stocks a 180cm x120cm bamboo rug with cotton border for £29.98.
B&Q also has an understated sisal rug, with brown cotton edges. This large 120cm x 170cm mat is priced at £39.90 and would look great in a garden room, or even in a large bathroom.
You can buy this rug online from B&Q at DIY.com, or in store.
Supermarkets and catalogue shops
ASDA is also a winner for home bargains – the supermarket currently stocks a beautiful Linen Border Sisal rug in its clearance sale.
The larger rug measures 160cm x 230cm, and costs £88.00. The standard 120cm x 180cm rug costs £50.00.
If you’re looking for a runner, the 68 cm x 240 sisal rug is now reduced to £26.33.
All sizes can be purchased from Direct.asda.com.
Argos is also a great place to pick up bamboo and sea-grass rugs and natural fibre mats. Their jute runners are a snip at £19.99 for a 200cm x 66cm mat, with non-slip backing.
Another cheap alternative is the Tesco Primeur Jacquard jute runner, which costs £21.00 from Direct.tesco.com and will also score you 42 club-card points!
If you shop around for bamboo rugs and natural fibre mats, you can pull off this
glossy-magazine interior look, for a fraction of the price.
All prices correct as of 25.05.2011.