The Designers Choice…Sisal!
Sisal is the designers dream! Complimenting any design style and blending with all colors, Sisal provides a unique and economical choice. Sisal is a natural fiber harvested from a cactus like plant. It is originally from the Yucatan region of North America, but now is largely harvested in Brazil.
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.
Textures has a custom workroom that can produce a rug in any shape or size. Our master craftsmen can also install sisal on steps, and this is not an easy thing to do. We 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. Stunning.
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.