Sisal carpet is a natural fibre floor covering made from the leaves of the agave plant. Sisal is hard-wearing and durable, making it ideal for high-traffic areas in the home. It has a textured surface that can range from coarse to soft, depending on the quality of the yarn used. Sisal carpets are available in a variety of colours, but they are most commonly found in earthy tones. Sisal is a sustainable material that is also hardwearing, making it a popular choice for eco-conscious homeowners.
Sisal carpets are well suited to living rooms, bedrooms, hallways and they make great stair runners. The natural plant fibres are well suited to sisal area rugs as they are strong, long-lasting and can be a timeless statement piece in your home.
If you are looking for a natural fibre carpet that is durable and sustainable, sisal is a great option. We will cover all you need to know about sisal carpet, including:
- Benefits Of Sisal Carpet
- Drawbacks Of Sisal Carpet
- What Colours Are Available?
- How Do You Maintain Sisal?
Benefits of Sisal Carpet
There are many reasons why homeowners choose sisal carpet for their homes. Sisal is a sustainable material from the Agave sisalana plant that makes carpets durable. It also has a unique texture and appearance that can add visual interest to any space. Here are some of the main benefits of sisal carpet:
- Sustainability: Sisal is a sustainable material as the yarn is made from a plant fibre so it is both biodegradable and recyclable
- Durability: The robust fibres of the agave plant make sisal carpet an incredibly hard wearing and durable floor covering, withstanding the most high footfall areas of the home.
- Unique Appearance: Sisal fibres have a unique texture and appearance that can add visual interest to any space. It is available in a variety of colours, but earthy tones are most common
Drawbacks of Sisal Carpet
There are a few potential drawbacks to consider before choosing sisal carpet for your home. Sisal is a natural fibre that can be damaged by moisture and sunlight if not cared for correctly. It can also be more susceptible to staining and shedding than some other carpet types. Here are some care and maintenance considerations you should think about:
- Blemishes From Moisture And Sunlight: Sisal is a natural fibre that can be prone. If sisal carpet is exposed to excessive moisture or sunlight, it can shrink, stretch, or fade in colour
- Staining: Sisal is a natural fibre that can be susceptible to stains. Spilled liquids should be cleaned up immediately to prevent staining
- Shedding: Sisal carpets may shed more than synthetic fibres. Regular vacuuming can help reduce shedding
What Colours Are Available?
Naturally, sisal is creamy in tone, but the material can be dyed to make a statement carpet. We have a range of shades available including brown, black, grey, red and neutrals.
How Do You Maintain Sisal?
In most cases, sisal flooring provides excellent performance when cared for properly. All you need to do is simply vacuum the flooring. However, it is important to ensure that the carpet is installed in the right room. In spaces like utility rooms where water can easily be spilled, sisal’s natural fibres will absorb the moisture and leave water marks. So, it’s important to get to spills as quickly as possible and follow maintenance guides. You should also never wet shampoo or steam the flooring as the natural fibres will get damaged.
For peace of mind, sisal carpets from Kersaint Cobb can also benefit from Intec carpet and fabric protector as a secondary application at an additional cost of £1.50/m2. This creates an invisible and highly effective barrier against water and oil-based stains.
Overall, sisal carpet has many benefits that make it a popular choice for homeowners. It is a sustainable and durable material that can be aesthetically pleasing in any space. There are a few potential drawbacks to consider before making your final decision but overall, sisal is a great carpet choice if cared for correctly.