Traditional sisal weave rugs are characterized by their herringbone pattern created by finely weaving the fibers of a sisal plant, a member of the Agave plant genus. Due to the course texture of sisal, most people prefer a sisal/wool blend. The fine nature of the sisal fiber creates a rug with dynamic texture that is enhanced by both cut and uncut yearn loops. A sisal weave rug creates a feeling of relaxed elegance and welcoming charm in any room.
Sisal’s course texture makes it very durable, making a sisal or sisal blend rug is great for high-traffic areas such as 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 Restore® for all your professional rug cleaning questions and needs.