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Sisal Rugs and Why Designers Love Them

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Designers gravitate toward sisal area rugs because the fiber complements any design style and blends with all colors. Sisal also provides a beautiful, durable, and affordable choice.


This "chunky" Madagascar is one of the most popular forms of sisal.

What is Sisal?

Sisal is a natural fiber harvested from a cactus like plant traditionally from the Yucatan region of North America, but is now is largely harvested in Brazil.

Where to use sisal rugs or flooring

Sisal can be used as an area rug, installed wall to wall or installed on steps. Sisal is available in many colors and can be bordered with bindings such as leather or wide cotton. Many designers will even use fabric, and then they can coordinate a rooms upholstery and area rug. Sisal’s usually a gold color; however metallic colors are becoming very popular.

copper sisal carpet

This copper sisal has a classic, rich tone that will do a great job of hiding dirt.

Textures Flooring installs sisal

Our flooring company recently installed a set of steps for Bobbie McCloud, owner and chief designer at Designworks. Her design included trimming the sisal with leather and then we studded the border with hammered copper furniture tacks—what a stunning final outcome—see for yourself in the slideshow above.

Black wrought iron stair rods really complete the look beautifully. Installing Sisal in a room wall to wall is fantastic as well. It is soft on the feet, creates a warm natural feel. Sisal is not appropriate for all rooms though and is not easy to clean, so it is important to consider it’s application. Sisal is also not known to seam well, so consider seam placement in an application. Textures offers sisal up to 16′4″ wide and sometimes it is possible to eliminate seams altogether.
If you are looking for a great foundation or finishing touch for your rooms design I urge you to consider a great looking sisal rug.

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