Inside Out (Australia)
Natural floor coverings
+ Sisal: “Sisal is a natural fibre harvested from the Agave sisalana cactus plant,” says James Trowbridge, director of Floorspace (floorspace. com.au). “It’s durable and a great eco-friendly option. It’s also soft underfoot and competitively priced.” + Coir: Made from coconut husk, this carpet “has a firmer feel than sisal and gives a rustic look,” says James. + Jute: Made from fibres of the jute plant, it makes a softer – although less durable – carpet than sisal. + Paper: These carpets, made mainly from conifer trees, have a lifespan of about five years. + Marmoleum: A durable linoleum with a linseed-oil base, it’s biodegradable and made from 43 per cent recycled materials.