We heard from a client today who needed to replace some wall-to-wall coir carpet in his home. He wanted the same weave again. I asked when it was installed last, and he said 35 years ago. I decided, I had to go see this for myself. So I paid him a visit. He had coir wall-to-wall in the entire 2nd floor of his home, on the stairs and in the entrance hall. The coir in the bedrooms looked as good as new. The only carpet needing replacing was the stairs and entry hall. Needless to say, the weave that he has, has long since been discontinued. Luckily for him, we do have the same material in a different pattern—Contract Coir—that he is going to use. Contract Coir is one of my favorite weaves. I love that it is so durable, hides dirt and has a very natural rustic look. However, typically this weave is used more by our store design clients who want a natural indestructible weave then by home owners. The reason for this is that coir is quite rough underfoot and not that pleasant to walk on while barefoot. Regardless, I really like coir and think it is too often overlooked by designers.
That’s a posting full of inisght!