Customer Reviews: Meaghan Gizuk

Meaghan Gizuk recently blogged and raved about our Custom Sisal Runners for her stair. Read her story below.


“A sisal stair runner story”

When we moved into our home the main stairs in our home were a huge selling feature and a huge source of grief. I did NOT love the oak hand railing and the massive amounts of oak throughout the house. We have since banished the hand railings with lots and lots of white paint and hand cramps.
The original stair runner was yucky. I realize that makes me sound like a second grader but it was so yucky like kooties. And they were not wiping off. We changed the runner to a cheapo striped style from Home Depot because it was a new house for us and we had bigger fish to fry at the time. The tails in our home, specifically Oliver and Sammy [the cats] love to use our staircase as the Nascar sprint qualifying. At approximately 9pm each night like clockwork for 45 minutes it sounds like it is thundering outside because they are hammering each other up and down the stairs. Needless to say, the cheapo striped runner did not exceed expectations.
I began the hunt for a new stair runner. I went to all the carpet and flooring places in our area, inquiring about a jute/sisal stair runner and had every MAN in those stores tell me I could not put jute or sisal on stairs.

Sisal Broadloom Carpets

Broadloom carpet is carpet that can be custom made to any size you need, including wall to wall carpeting. Currently, you can choose from broadloom carpet that is made from all natural, Earth friendly materials such as mountain grass, Sisal and wool. These are only a few of the many choices, however, there are many different materials that help you have a green home as well as a unique and beautifully carpeted home.

Ordering Broadloom Carpet

The first thing you will want to know when you custom order broadloom carpet is the material you want to use. Wool is a good choice if you want a softer, more traditional carpet that is comfortable even in bare feet. Other choices, such as Sisal, are an excellent choice when you want a hypo-allergenic carpet that is custom made for your home.
Sisal carpet is made from plant based materials, and unlike other traditional carpeting, will not trap dust. You can vacuum your Sisal carpeting as normal, or you can ask a carpet professional about cleaning once or twice a year.

Blended Carpet

Most people enjoy the softness of wool, but also want to have less dust and an easy to care for carpet in their home. If you want the best of both wool and other Earth friendly materials, then you can choose a blended broadloom carpet for your home.
Blended Sisal carpet is made from 53% wool, and 47% Sisal for the best combination of softness and durability. Wool is a good choice if you have a busy home, since the fibers work as an air cleaner, taking gases out of the air and neutralizing them naturally. The addition of Sisal adds to the effectiveness of the carpet as a natural way to avoid home pollutants, since the Sisal does not harbor dust or bacteria as traditional carpets do.

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Top 10 Reasons to Buy Sisal Rugs

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. Continue reading