Sisal carpet is a beautiful flooring option for owners wanting natural, eco-friendly, elegance. Floor Coverings International Oahu is here to help you learn more about using sisal carpet in your Honolulu home or office!
What Is Sisal Carpet
Sisal carpeting is produced from the leaves of the Agave sisalana plant, which is cultivated in arid regions around the world. After the leaves are harvested, the fibers are extracted, dried, and spun into a durable yarn used for weaving carpets. Sisal carpet is eco-friendly, biodegradable, and contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Where To Use
A major benefit of sisal is that it can be combined with other fibers, such as wool. This blending ability allows sisal carpet to be produced in range of colors, patterns, and weaves that can match almost any stylistic need. Sisal carpet is an extremely durable material. It holds up well to heavy foot traffic, dirt, and sand. However it’s important that you use it in the right environment. Sisal doesn’t mix well with water, so avoid installing it in high moisture areas like bathrooms, kitchens, or laundry rooms. Sisal carpet is intended for indoor use and makes a beautiful statement piece in living areas, offices, and bedrooms. It pairs particularly well with hardwood flooring.
Care and Maintenance
The most important thing in maintaining sisal carpet is to regularly sweep using a suction-only vacuum to remove debris trapped in the weave. While sisal carpet is extremely durable against sand and dirt when dry, if it gets wet the fibers will wick up any dirt particles in the affected area. Quickly blot up spills with a clean, dry, towel and make sure to completely remove any moisture. If you notice a stain developing, treat it using a mild soap or a cleaner safe to use on sisal fiber. If you need to have your sisal carpet deep cleaned, use a dry extraction method (or dry cleaning for small rugs). You should never steam clean or shampoo sisal carpeting.
Interested in sisal carpet for your next flooring project? Contact the experts at Floor Coverings International Oahu today! We serve the Honolulu, Oahu areas and will come for a free on-site design consultation to help you find the best carpet for your space!