In 1974 we started as Seagrass Trading Company located in a small shop front at 497 High Street Prahran. In those days we carried all the natural fiber flooring such as Seagrass Matting, Rush Grass etc…. in tile form without any backing.
This continued into the late 80’s when the matting became harder to find and also the consumer was rightfully tiring of this product in tiles. The consumer was looking for something better.
We then turned toward working with our suppliers making Coir, Seagrass and Natural Sisal in 4 meter wide rolls and the look and installation technique changed. So did our name.
We felt that Seagrass Trading Company no longer represented what we were about so we changed the name to Floorspace Pty Ltd but kept our tag line ‘natures beautiful floorcovering’ in our advertising.
Ours is a specialist market and we have only specialized in natural floorcoverings such as Sisal, Coir and Seagrass. After 34 years we believe that we understand our products, the way they should be installed and treated.
This is manufactured from the fiber from the Sisalana Agaves plant which is a cactus plant grown in plantations. The fiber from the leaf is extracted and then cleaned, dried, died, spun and finally loomed into the finished natural floorcovering with a foam backing that you see on this website.
This fiber is from the husk of the Coconut. It is held in ponds for about 6 months to soften and then is spun and loomed into a very hard wearing floorcovering that has a very casual look, ideal for the Australian home.
We also make the Door Well matting which is latex backed so that it can be cut to the size of any door well.
This is as it is – a grass from the sea. Seagrass is harvested from the seabed and then dried out and woven into the squares and then these squares are sewn together in a bale that is 9 tiles wide x 36 tiles in length.
However, today we also weave Seagrass into 4 meter wide rolls of floorcovering with a latex backing.
We hope you enjoy our website and do not hesitate to phone our office on (03) 98822477 should you wish to discuss anything further.