Sisal carpet and rugs are made from the fibers of a cactus plant native to Africa and Brazil. These fibers are cut, dried and treated to produce twine that can then be woven into rugs. Just like hemp and coir, sisal provides durability that most man made materials can’t match. Because of its durability, sisal doesn’t show the wear patterns common in wall-to-wall carpeting.
Sisal carpet is growing in popularity because of its rustic look and its earth-friendliness. Other benefits of sisal carpet include: Naturally stain-resistant, so it doesn’t require any chemical treatments that may be harmful to children and pets. It repels dust and static electricity. It absorbs sound better than other carpeting material. Naturally flame-resistant. It can be combined with other natural fibers such as wool or sea grass. Sisal carpet does have its weaknesses: it is prone to water stain, therefore it shouldn’t be used in areas of high humidity.
Let the experts at Floor Coverings International Wheaton & Naperville help you find a sisal carpet that’s just right for you and your home. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home estimate.