The Sisal Rug Advantage

Looking for an area rug that’s easy to clean and durable? Try a Sisal Area Rug.

Made from the leaves and fibers of the sisal, it is one of the most easily cared for area rugs.

Sisal rugs are great for clearing the feet of dirt and grime. The fibers do not attract much dirt because they are naturally anti-static. Unlike synthetic fiber rugs where dirt can become trapped and difficult to remove, dirt in a sisal area rug is easily removed with the floor brush attachment of a vacuum cleaner.

Moreover, there’s no need to use a carpet cleaning company or expensive carpet cleaning equipment. Sisal area rugs are simple to clean using mild dishwashing detergent and water. To do this, take the rug outdoors. Dip a brush in a detergent solution to clean the entire surface, and rinse with a hose. Hang the rug up to dry in the sun.

But be sure it dries quickly and completely. Damp, natural fiber rugs will mildew and eventually disintegrate.

The sisal area rug’s natural beauty, durability and ease of cleaning make it a great addition to the home or office.

The Roots of Sisal

Adapted from wikipedia.org

Sisal has been used for many generations to create rugs and carpets. Sisal is commonly called sisal hemp, although it is not really hemp at all: this name was just associated with other fibrous materials. Sisal received its name from the port in Yucatan from which it was shipped. The ancestry and exact geographical origin is unknown, but is now grown worldwide. Sisal is second only to cotton as the most widely grown agro-based fiber in the world due to its outstanding durability.

Sisal fibers can be separated into three grades. The lowest grade sisal is mainly used for paper, the middle grade for ropes and twines, and the highest grade for yarns and carpets. The sisal fibers have a strong affinity for dyes—which makes them very useful in the rug and carpet industry. This versatility allows sisal rugs to be made in a number of color modes. Additionally, sisal does not trap dust since it is static free, which makes sisal carpet very easy to clean. Regular vacuuming will maintain a sisal rug very nicely.

NaturalAreaRugs.com has a great collection of sisal rugs and carpets that exemplify the outstanding qualities of sisal fabric. Since we don’t use any synthetics in our sisal carpets, you receive the highest quality products.