Carpet Material: Sisal
Sisal carpet is a superb choice for stairs as its hard wearing coarse fibre creates great friction to form a strong grip. Sisal carpets are stylish, chic and durable and make a perfect choice for high traffic areas where good looks and practicality are desirable.
Natural fibre carpets are seeing a surge in popularity of late, as concerns about sustainability grow. Rather than using synthetic materials, natural fibre carpets use sustainable, renewable materials which will give you the greenest flooring options around. From wool to jute, coir to seagrass, there are a number of natural carpeting options available from Flooring Direct, but sisal is by far one of the most popular.
Sisal is made from the leaves of the sisal plant, a type of agave plant that primarily is grown in Brazil. Sisal is manufactured by removing fibres from the Agave leaf, processing and then spinning the fibres into a hardwearing natural yarn which is then woven to create Sisal carpet.
Sisal is one of the most durable carpeting options available. The fibres of the sisal agave are incredibly tough and strong, more so than other fibrous materials like jute. In fact, sisal is often used in things like baling twine and mariner rope, as well as by the automotive industry as a green replacement for things like fibreglass and asbestos.
The look and appearance of Sisal is second to non. Like many natural fibre carpets, sisal has a distinctive tan, beige, and creamy white colour that naturally comes from the plant fibres it is made from. These fibres are woven into a natural looking fabric that is mildly neutral and will fit with nearly any décor.
Sisal can also be dyed and woven into patterns for that unique look that you've always wanted. As sisal is a natural fibre carpeting material, it is non-toxic and good for people with allergies and asthma. Unlike synthetic materials like nylon it won’t off-gas volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), so sisal carpets will contribute to the clean air quality of your home.
Sisal is biodegradable, since it is made from plant fibres, so after its served its time as carpeting it won’t spend eternity taking up space in a landfill. Sisal is a low maintenance carpet option. Regular vacuuming is all that is required to keep sisal carpeting in good order. Sisal resists static and is not very flammable. Sisal is super absorbent. So absorbent in fact that it can act as a natural humidifier for your home, meaning it’ll stay cool on hot days.
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