In decoration, the sisal carpet is used as a floor covering. This type of fiber allows the manufacture of soft, natural and resistant carpets to furnish the most beautiful interiors. It is an increasingly popular ecological and modern alternative. Better known in its natural shade of creamy beige, sisal is adorned in multiple colors to embellish the floor of your homes.
Why choose the sisal trend for flooring? What are its strengths and weaknesses? Here we talk about that
What is sisal?
Natural Fiber Rug, Sisal Beige
The sisal means the plant fiber of Agave Sisalana known for its insulating properties. When braided, the fiber of this Mexican plant has the ideal characteristics for making rugs or flooring.
The sisal carpet flooring is both soft and super tough. Natural fiber has excellent moisture absorption capacity. It is an ecological and comfortable insulation for your soil. Depending on the weaving, it will have a more or less satin appearance. Coarse-mesh sisal offers such a soft surface that you like to walk on it with your bare feet. It is an ideal solution as an alternative to classic carpets and floor mats.
Sisal is naturally a nude beige color
However, this fiber is easily dyed and can take on various colors. This material is available in a color palette of more than 200 shades to embellish the floor of your homes. With or without a pattern, cream color or with bright shades, sisal has been declined by decoration manufacturers in many styles and for all tastes.
Sisal can be purchased directly in large rugs, pre-cut carpets or by the meter. For your work, you can choose to opt for tailor-made to cover the entire floor area of your room.
What is the difference between sisal and seagrass?
- While sisal and seagrass are both natural fibers, they should not be confused. Seagrass comes from an aquatic plant native to Asia. Like sisal, this vegetable fiber will be used in carpet after spinning and weaving.
- Due to its aquatic origin, seagrass is a covering that does not fear humidity or stains. More rustic, aquatic fiber is commonly used to cover the floors of kitchens and bathrooms. It is even used as a carpet for an outdoor terrace.
- Conversely, sisal absorbs moisture; it could be damaged with excess water. Its softness and aesthetics make this material a safe bet to favor for coverings of living rooms such as a bedroom, living room or dining room.
Nothing prevents you, however, from combining the use of various plant fibers for each room in your home.
The advantages of sisal
Sisal Carpet On Wooden Floor
If the popularity of sisal is growing, it is because this natural fiber has so many advantages. Here are the main advantages of adopting sisal in your home:
Sisal is a relatively robust material. A floor covering suitable for rooms where there is a lot of passage such as a staircase, a hallway or a living room.
Its beautiful resistance is accompanied by an incomparable softness. Pleasant to the touch, sisal is both supple and comfortable. Tender, it is also used in children’s rooms where it is particularly appreciated.
Its insulating properties
Of course, fiber is an excellent insulator. On your floor, it will retain heat to bring you more well-being and save energy.