Earth-Friendly with a Natural Aesthetic

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Sisal carpet is growing in popularity in the greater South Plainfield and Westfield, New Jersey areas because of its natural, rustic look and its earth-friendliness. The carpets are made from the fibers of a cactus-like plant called Agave sisalana, native to southern Mexico but are found throughout the world including Africa and Brazil. Once the leaves are cut, fibers are extracted. These fibers are cut, dried, and treated to produce a twine-like material that can then be woven into rugs. Just like hemp and coir, sisal provides durability that most manmade materials can’t match. It is a good carpet material to choose as it hides wear patterns often seen in wall-to-wall carpet.

Other benefits of sisal carpet:

  • It’s naturally stain-resistant, so it doesn’t require any chemical treatments that may be harmful to children and pets as with nylon or propylene carpets.
  • It repels dust and static electricity.
  • It absorbs sound better than most other carpeting material.
  • It’s naturally flame-resistant.
  • It can be combined with other natural fibers such as wool or sea grass for even more durability.

Concerns with sisal carpet:

  • Sisal does not do well with moisture and should be avoided in a mudroom or bathroom.
  • It may feel rough underfoot compared to traditional carpet materials, so it may not be best to sit or lie on for prolonged periods.
  • Can be prone to color-fading especially with prolonged exposure to the sun.

If you’re looking for a natural carpet material for your South Plainfield, New Jersey home, sisal may be the way to go. It is most commonly used in bedrooms, living rooms, and hallways. You can choose different weave patterns to suit your needs, or even start small with an area rug.

Let the experts at Floor Coverings International of North Central New Jersey help you find a sisal carpet that’s just right for you and your home. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home consultation. We proudly serve the greater Scotch Plains, Westfield, and South Plainfield, New Jersey areas.

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