Woven from the natural fibers of the sisal plant, natural sisal rugs are as environmentally friendly as other natural rugs that are made from hemp, jute, or coir. Not only is a natural sisal rug a “green friendly rug”, but natural sisal rugs or carpets are also highly durable and resilient.
Artificial rugs just can´t compare to the quality of a natural fiber rug, such as sisal rugs, mats, or carpets.
Maintaining and Cleaning a Natural Sisal Rug or Carpet
The maintenance and cleaning of sisal rugs are both easy, because the sisal fibers do not attract or collect static or dust. Natural sisal rugs are a low maintenance rug, however natural sisal is an organic fiber that does not stand well against water or humidity. For that reason, a natural sisal rug should not be used in a bathroom, kitchen, or outdoor.
Synthetic sisal rugs can be placed in a garden, on a porch or deck, or in an outdoor dining area, but when selecting a natural fiber carpet you will find better quality with the “real thing”.
When cleaning a natural sisal rug, you should only use a dry cleaning method. Any form of moisture can stain and shrink a natural sisal rug or mat. Maintaining a sisal carpet with an occasional (dry) vacuuming should be plenty to keep a clean natural sisal rug or sisal carpet.
If a stain or spot on a natural sisal rug or sisal carpet does occur, immediate attention is the best. Dab away liquids (don´t rub or smear) with an un-dyed rag or paper towel. Work quickly to pull out all liquids, and then dry with a hair dryer.