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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.
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.
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…)
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.
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.