How to clean a sisal rug

Just like any rug, sisal rugs get stained or dirty but cleaning a sisal rug is actually easier than it looks or sounds! Sisal is pronounced see-szal or sai-szal and is made from Agave Sisalana plant fibres. Here are some helpful tips to have a sparkling clean sisal rug. Sisal rugs are strong and flexible thanks to its durable fibres and while your rug is hearty it can still fall victim to external *forces*. When it comes to cleaning, clean your rug carefully to avoid uneven colouring or damage. Try not to clean your rug using a lot of liquid as sisal rugs can shrink so always keep your rug away from high humidity or moisture as damp/wet can distort your rug warping it into a shadow of its former self. To keep your rug in shape lay it down in a dry place, somewhere where spills are less likely to occur and if you do spill something on your rug clean it as quickly as you can by blotting it with a dry cloth – try to avoid rubbing the liquid into the fibre. If you have spilt something that might stain use a mild soap and water solution to clean your rug. You could also use a half water, half vinegar solution or try spot cleaning with a product recommended by the rugs manufacturer or seller. Dip the cloth and blot the rug, remember to blot it dry afterwards as well, always use a small amount of liquid at a time and repeat on the underside of the sisal rug if you need to. You can clean off dry materials such as dirt with a blunt edge knife and remember to vacuum your rug regularly to remove dirt and dust straight away. Vacuuming will help prolong the life of your rug as dirt embedded in the weave can destroy the fibers – remember the durability of your rug will still suffer if it is maintained badly. Don’t shampoo or steam clean your rug. Scattermats have all your Sisal rugs and cleaning needs covered.