What is sisal? Advantages and Disadvantages of Sisal Rugs and Carpets

It’s time to get the facts straight. Sisal can have such a bad rep and I’m here to help a brother (or sister) out. So here it is.

The advantages and disadvantages of sisal.

  • Sisal is sustainable and 100% biodegradable
  • It’s extremely durable. People often ask about having sisal carpet under dining room tables. Besides carpet, sisal is used for basket weaving and rope so they last for a very long time…even with chairs sliding on top
  • If you have allergies, sisals are a great carpet to have
  • Sisal is anti-static, which means its natural fibers help control humidity
  • Sisal provides natural sound insulation
  • Sisal doesn’t usually incorporate any artificial colors or chemicals. This also means that there is less worry when it comes to fading in the sunlight. Actually, the subtle color changes make sisal more one of a kind
  • Sisal IS pleasant to walk on. Think of it as an exfoliant for you feet 🙂 If you aren’t in love with that idea,  sisal-wool hybrids are becoming increasingly popular
  • Sisal is not recommended in areas that are frequently wet, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Although, small areas are OK. We have some ideas to help clean sisal fiber so feel free to ask!

Whether you live in a trendy modern space or an older classic home, sisal can be tailored to suit almost any room!