Sisal carpeting is a unique and natural option for your Burnaby home. In additional, sisal is a sustainable and eco-friendly material for any homeowner who wants to reduce their carbon footprint and protect the environment. The Floor Coverings International Northshore experts can help you learn more about sisal carpet and determine whether it is a good choice for your needs.
What is Sisal?
Sisal carpeting is named for the type of fiber that is used to make it. Sisal is a short plant native to Mexico that comes from the same taxonomical family as the agave plant. Sisal is known for the strength of its fibers, and the ancient Aztecs and Mayans would weave the fibers into fabric for use in clothing, decorations, and carpeting. The technique spread around the world in the 19th and 20th centuries, and now sisal is cultivated around the world as an environmentally friendly material for use in carpeting.
About Sisal Carpet
Once woven into shape, sisal carpet is similar to Berber carpet in feel and durability. The natural fibers are inherently irregular and mottle the light reflecting off of them, meaning that this style of carpet won’t show vacuum marks or footprints. The fibers are also naturally resistant to static, and they don’t produce the off-putting chemical odors that emanate from artificial carpeting material.
The durability of the fiber is worth bringing up yet again: sisal carpeting is a suitable option for any high-traffic areas due to the rugged construction of the woven material. Some sisal carpets are also blended with other materials, like wool, to give the carpet a softer feel or smoother appearance. The material does absorb liquid, so it can be prone to staining, but otherwise sisal carpet can last for a long time.
If you would like to find a sisal carpet for your Burnaby home, give us a call! Floor Coverings International Northshore offers free consultations and estimates.
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