Sisal rugs and other natural fiber carpets have many advantages. Aside from their elegantly natural look and comfortable feel, Sisal carpets are durable and can withstand many years of traffic, and they are colorfast. Sisal carpeting is made from non-toxic natural fibers, which makes a healthier home for your family and pets and is environmentally friendly, opposed to rugs that use synthetic fibers that are made from chemicals. Natural fiber carpet also helps to maintain ideal humidity levels, and prevents static build up. With all this in mind, it is evident that a sisal rug is great choice for your home.
Sisal rugs have a textured look them, yet they are also comfortable to walk on. Sisal is derived from the cactus plant, Agave Sisalana, which grows in semi-arid regions. Sisal is harvested by hand from the cactus plant, it’s fibers can sometimes be up to three feet long. Because the sisal we use is harvested by hand, which makes our natural rugs that much more environmentally sound, No mechanical harvesting methods used to burn up fuel. Brazil and Africa are the largest producers of sisal, and they are the sources for the natural fibers that go into making our sisal area rugs.
Another material our natural fiber carpets are made from is seagrass, which is a durable plant fiber imported from China. Seagrass has a non-porous skin that is smooth to the touch and gives off a radiant natural sheen. It is derived from tropical grasses with thick and rigid reeds, because of this it is naturally stain resistant. Natural seagrass fibers do not take to dyes well, so they are only available in their natural color which has a slight green cast that fades with time.
We also have rugs made from natural mountain grass fibers grown in the highlands of China. Mountain grass is also known as hemp, and is a very strong durable, and economical fiber. Hemp has a reed like texture that is similar to seagrass. Hemp carpet is only available in its natural color, which is a lovely rich and deep shade of brown. Mountain grass is a very environmentally friendly fiber, because it does not require nearly as many pesticides and herbicides as other plants do.
Jute is yet another environmentally friendly fiber. It is reed like, and naturally moth proof. A Jute rug is strong and durable. Our jute carpet is available in a natural light brown color. Jute grows in the fertile delta soil. It is a Biodegradable material. After Jute is Harvested, that plant is split open and the inner fibers are what our jute carpets are made from.
We also make rugs that combine sisal with wool. This carpeting is 60% wool and 40% sisal. Sisal Wool has a natural with the soft feel of wool, making these rugs stylish, comfortable, and durable.
Another material we use to make some of our carpets is polypropylene. We only use this material to make our outdoor rugs. Although it is not a natural fiber, it can withstand the tough conditions outdoors. These rugs are perfect for your deck or patio.
As heard on WXPN; Lancaster Rug Company, Parent Company of Custom Sisal Rugs supports XPN and offers a vast selection of authentic hand knotted Oriental rugs and Persian carpets. Each rug is crafted entirely by hand from wool and silk in traditional and modern styles. Lancaster Rug Company also carries sisal and braided rugs, and all are designed employing sustainable practices . Located at The Point on the Oregon Pike in Lancaster, information at LancasterRugCompany.com
Sisal carpeting is easy to maintain, one thing you should do is vacuum them regularly. When vacuuming, watch out for the binding, the vacuum should not sit on top of the binding. You should also vacuum in the direction that the binding is sewn to insure the binding does not pull of the sisal carpeting. Loose dirt should be vacuumed with a strong brush-suction vacuum.
When cleaning natural fiber area rugs keep in mind too much moisture can damage your rug. For this reason wet shampooing and steam cleaning are not recommended. We strongly recommend you use a dry cleaning method for your carpets made from natural fibers.
Cleaning stains and spills on natural rugs is easy. If there is just a water spill, use an absorbent white cloth to soak up the water, then use a hairdryer or fan to dry the remaining water. If you spill anything other than water, scrape up any solids. Then use a white cloth with club soda to dab the stain. Afterwards use a hairdryer or fan to dry.
Our Standard sizes available for sisal carpets are 2x3, 3x5, 3x8, 4x6, 5x8, 8x10, 9x12, and 12x15 rectangles, and you can choose a binding. You can also order rugs in round, oval, triangle, or any other shape in any size you wish upon request, just contact us and let us know! (Please note that rounds and ovals can only be made with serge binding, and are not available for seagrass rugs.)