Innovative rug is 'growing' in the right direction
A ‘living rug‘ is being marketed for homeowners who live in the city and may not have a garden outside their home or flat.
The rug follows the usual conventions of this type of flooring as it comes in a range of patterns and provides a comfortable feel underfoot.
The difference is that these rugs are simply soft pillows to begin with and as they are regularly fed and watered a layer of moss takes hold.
The seeds are pre-planted in the alpaca fibre rugs in intricate patterns in spiral patterns or, even more appropriately, flowers.
The designer came up with the idea after trying to create a way of combining city living with a natural space to nurture and she hopes to expand the idea further, possibly in to a full size carpet.
Creating the rugs can be time consuming and require a lot of effort as the seeds need to be stitched in to place correctly within the specific pattern.
Each rug costs approximately £1000 so they are certainly at the higher end of the price scale for this flooring and the effort required is certainly likely to put many buyers off.
For more conventional flooring ranges check out the UK Flooring Direct ranges here.