A sisal weave rug is created with fine woven fabrics in a herringbone pattern. A sisal weave rug may be made with the natural fibers of sisal that comes from the agave plant found in Africa, South America and Mexico. Because of the very course texture of sisal, most people prefer a wool/sisal blend rug. A sisal weave rug has a dynamic textured appeal that is created by both cut and loop yarns. A sisal weave rug can transform any room giving it a feeling of relaxed elegance and welcoming charm.
Since sisal produces a much stiffer, coarser fiber from its leaves it is also very durable. A sisal or sisal blend rug is great for high-traffic areas. Sisal rugs are a great option for entryways, living rooms and dining rooms. They are also anti-static, flame retardant and sound absorbing, making them ideal for playrooms.
If you do have a 100 percent sisal rug keep in mind that it is prone to becoming a bit slippery with a lot of wear, so avoid using sisal runners on stairs. And because sisal is absorbent, tough stains can be tricky to remove. Vacuum regularly and remove spills quickly.
Sisal weave rugs made with different materials or blends are less prone to stains. Sisal Wool blend rugs are very durable and will last a long time if cared for properly. Immediately clean up any spills.Vacuum regularly without using the beater bar.
Depending on whether your rug is 100 percent sisal or a blend, the cleaning method can be very different. It is best to consult ServiceMaster for all your professional rug cleaning questions and needs.