Cotton rugs are great for many reasons; the first of which is that it is a natural material and as such is biodegradable and environmentally friendly. In addition cotton rugs are easy to clean and feel very comfortable and soft underfoot. They are also make for a great alternative natural material to wool and synthetic carpets that tend to bring out allergies in people prone to such conditions. Furthermore, cotton rugs tend to keep colours looking fresh over time due to their natural ability to absorb colour better than other natural materials. Last but not least, these rugs are much better value than their natural alternatives.