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Sisal Rugs

Sisal is a strong fiber made from the leaves of plants such as agaves that grow in a warm, subtropical climate. Traditionally, these fibers were used for making rope, but recently they have been used to manufacture rugs which have become increasingly popular with decorators every where. They are inexpensive and durable. Sisal's natural color and attractive texture makes it extremely versatile. They can be installed as wall to wall carpeting, but more commonly Sisal is used as an area rug. Sisal is easy to maintain.

The following should be considered when buying sisal rugs:

  • Sisal comes in a variety of weaves. The classic design is simple, but it can also be purchased in heavier, more patterned weaves such as the basketweave.
  • Sisal rugs are usually bound in a cotton twill or canvas border that comes in a wide range of colors. Better ones have a latex backing.
  • Sisal rugs come in standard rug sizes: 2x3ft. up to 12x16ft. They can be ordered in custom sizes, but this can be more expensive.
  • Because they are relatively lightweight, these rugs are easy to order online or through a catalog.

Clean sisal rugs by vacuuming them. Spills should be blotted up right away.

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