If you are considering buying a new area rug, then there are some things you should keep in mind when it comes to materials. The higher quality the materials are, the longer that you can expect to enjoy the area rug. Take for example the highly popular sisal material, extracted from the agave plant. This coarse and extremely durable fiber can withstand the test of time while offering a beautiful complement to your home´s décor. Below are the top ten reasons to buy sisal area rugs, as follows. (more…)
Natural Area Rugs
What makes a Sisal rug so popular? The texture of the fabric that is used and the quality of the handcrafted nature of these rugs are what make them so popular in the interior design world of today. The exotic nature of these, all natural rugs is what is driving their popularity in the market today. Because most Sisal rugs are created in Kenya, or Tanzania, where extracts from the agave plant are used to create the fine and long fibers that comprise the durability and high quality, and strength of the Sisal rug structure.
Because the fibers are so versatile, they can be woven in a variety of patterns and they are long lasting and smooth, soft to the touch. Sisal is spun by hand using the soft and smooth yarn, which is then hand tufted and woven into the beautiful Sisal rugs that you see in stores and online. Because of the nature of the Sisal yarn, the rugs are very anti-static and they can absorb much extra sound that can be created in a home. They are also resistant to fire and to water, making spills a snap to clean up.
Caring for a Sisal rug is rather simple. They can be shaken and beaten to remove dirt and they are easily vacuumed to be cleaned. The patterns and colors are widely varying making it easy to find a Sisal rug that can fit cozily into any room in the home, complimenting the interior of that room. Finally, they last a long time because the strength of the fabric. So an investment into a new Sisal rug is one that will last a long amount of time and make any home interior look great.
When searching for the ideal area rug, take a few factors into consideration. For example, where in the home are you going to be placing those area rugs? What is the foot traffic for each roomhigh, low, somewhere in between? Will the rug be compatible with pets? Fortunately there are plenty area rugs to meet your needs and complement your home´s décor.
Pavillion Rugs: These rugs are generally one of the best choices for high-traffic areas. They are made from durable and elegant sisal fibers, which can handle even the most demanding rooms and are naturally dirt repellant, anti-static and stain resistant.
Legacy Rugs: These rugs are ideal for high-traffic areas of the home and come in an elegant and durable weave pattern, which works great in rooms with highly contrasting colors as a balancing neutral hue. They are also made of extremely durable sisal fibers.
Tribeca: Tribeca rugs are great for high-traffic areas of your house and will also serve to balance the color schemes in rooms with a warmer, earthy contrast. They, too, are made from durable and long-lasting sisal fibers.
Madison: Made from durable and high-traffic sisal, with a self-edge finish, these Madison rugs offer a warm, robust tonality that will complement even the hardest to decorate rooms in your house.
Stanford: Stanford sisal area rugs have a unique feel and texture that makes them ideal in nearly any room, regardless of the interior design schemes. Their durable backing and solid sisal fiber constructed assures that they will last for a long time to come.
Sorrento: Sorrento area rugs present many design options due to their thick, tasteful borders, which can be chosen from wide selection of different color options. Also made from durable sisal fibers.
Valencia: Valencia area rugs offer a truly one-of-a-kind color pattern and border that makes them both classy, posh and chic. They provide ample decorating options and fit snugly into any room, adding a texture and style unlike any other.
Tuscany: The unique color patterns and weaves of Tuscany area rugs are ideal for those hard to decorate rooms that demand something more. Made from durable sisal fibers and bordered with gorgeous and generous cotton, they are, simply put, a fantastic high-traffic rug.
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.
Area jute and bamboo rugs is one of the simplest ways to revitalize, modernize and beautify the decor of your home. Bamboo rugs can add vibrant colors and design to all the rooms in your home. They can be used to create a point of focus in a room or to give the room a particular look and feel. Jute rugs are also easy to change with the seasons or with your mood and if you choose to move, they are one of the home decor items that you can easily take with you. It is no surprise that area rugs are of great interest to anyone who is thinking about home decor.
Jute rugs and bamboo rugs share a common look and feel because they are both made from 100 percent natural fibers and are soft, yet durable on the feet. Bamboo rugs are very diverse, able to be used in a kitchen, living room, bedroom, play room or dinning room. Bamboo rugs can handle the traffic of children or guests and are easy to clean. Both jute rugs and bamboo rugs don’t require much maintenance or excessive cleaning because of their stain and dust resistance.
You can take your jute rug or bamboo rug outside once month to beat it. Use a rug beater when cleaning these rugs. Drape the rug over a swing set or a clothes line and beat the rug to loosen all dirt and debris that is built up in the rug. Allow the rugs to hang outside for eight hours before brining back in the house. If your jute or bamboo rug gets dirty or stained, it’s best to spot treat it instead of cleaning the entire carpet. Before using any cleaners on your rugs, be sure to test the cleaner on an inconspicuous spot to ensure it doesn’t bleach or stain your carpet further.
You can also use basic preventative measures such as keeping children away from a jute rug, placing the bamboo rug in a room that doesn’t get a lot of use and keeping the rug away from excessive direct sunlight. Implementing some of these easy steps can save you a lot money and frustration in the future. While jute rugs and bamboo rugs are easy to care for, they still need to be used with preventative measures in mind.
Use a jute area rug in your living for added comfort or a bamboo rug in your dinning room for an earthy, yet elegant appeal. Smaller area rugs may be used in entry ways or in the bathroom or kitchen as small floor mats. Place jute rugs by your kitchen sink or under the toilet and sink in your bathroom. Add some finishing touches to your bamboo rugs by placing live bamboo throughout your home. Live bamboo is easy to care for because it doesn’t require any maintenance except to make sure it has water in its basin.
If you want to add a new look, a new vibe and new type of atmosphere to your home use jute rugs and bamboo rugs to achieve an outdoors, fresh feel. These rugs are extremely versatile and can complete any room in your home.