Everything you need to know about sisal rugs

Sisal Rugs

Sisal Rugs add that special, touch to your home and have become so popular over the past few years it seems no home is complete without a rug. Sisal rugs from Scattermats add warmth and make your home more appealing and inviting, these rugs have also gained popularity recently thanks to their Eco-friendliness unique look and usefulness. Sisal rugs are made from natural plant fibers yet has the same durability and resilience as jute or hemp rugs. Sisal rugs are strong and beautiful; they look great in an office, hallway, bedroom or living room. Sisal fibers come from a cactus plant named Agave Sisalana that grows mainly in the arid climate of Africa and Brazil, the plant is well known for its internal fibers that make great ropes and strings.  The fibers are cut, dried and treated to produce tan coloured lengths; this is then woven to make sisal rugs. Sisal rugs available from Scattermats have a range of benefits over other carpet fibers including
  • Because sisal is strong and flexible it’s the perfect choice for high traffic areas
  • Sisal is naturally stain resistant so you don’t need to use any chemical treatments
  • They can be woven with other materials like wool or sea-grass which is why a combination of sisal and wool is so popular – making the rugs warm, soft and durable
  • Sisal rugs don’t build up static electricity which can be common with other carpets during dry and windy days
  • Sisal rug edges can be trimmed with any kind of fabric
  • These rugs are very durable and don’t show any patterns of wear as carpets do.
Cleaning sisal rugs isn’t hard but should be done with proper care so you don’t damage the colour and texture of the rug. Scattermats also sells a range of carpet and rug cleaning products
  • Only use a small amount of cleaning product so the rug doesn’t absorb it
  • Never clean  your rug  with a lot of water as sisal rugs can shrink
  • If you need to clean up a spill clean it with a dry cloth immediately
Sisal rugs from Scattermats are strong, durable and versatile but they need to be maintained correctly.