Sisal carpet is a beautiful and eco-friendly addition to any home in the Bloomington, MN area. A natural fiber made from the agave plant, sisal is a durable material that will stand up well to high traffic areas and lend a casual and airy look to your home.
There are many things to take into consideration when installing sisal carpet, or any natural plant fiber floor covering. This advice from our team at Floor Coverings International Southwest Metro Minneapolis will help you determine if sisal carpet is right for your home.
Benefits of Sisal Carpet
Sisal carpet is an excellent choice for people that want to use environmentally friendly materials. This renewable resource uses limited to no chemicals in production and is made from the toughest of natural fibers. While native to southern Mexico, it’s commonly produced in East Africa. Sisal fibers take dye very well, and can be found in a variety of natural hues. Most commonly, sisal carpet is a creamy white or beige tone that can make your home feel open and light.
Sisal carpet is most commonly placed in a home as an area rug, although wall-to-wall installation is available. Among the many benefits, consider the following before installing sisal carpet.
Indoor Use Only
Sisal, like all natural plant fibers, is recommended for indoor use only. The fibers are inherently absorbent and tend to shrink and expand with changes in humidity. Synthetic sisal materials are available and recommended for use on patios, in basements, and other damp areas.
When considering locations in your home for sisal carpet, keep in mind that this is a flat-woven, no pile rug that may become slippery overtime. It’s therefore not a great option for stairs or other locations where traction is key.
Frequent vacuuming is the best way to keep your sisal carpet clean. Cleaning up spills immediately is also important. The absorbent qualities of sisal make it more susceptible to stains. Luckily, because it’s flat-woven, sisal rugs are often reversible.
The many benefits of sisal carpet can make it the perfect addition to your Bloomington home. Contact Floor Coverings International Southwest Metro Minneapolis for a free in-home consultation and to learn more about natural floor covering options.
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