hillsborough sisal carpetWe realize that there are so many different choices in the flooring world. It can be overwhelming and difficult to make a well-informed decision. At Floor Coverings International of Hillsborough, our experts are are here to help you make the best flooring choice for your home. Here is an in depth look at Sisal carpeting, an environmentally friendly flooring option.

Sisal is created from a natural source, called the Sisal plant (its scientific name is Agave Sisalina). It is a renewable resource from Africa and South America. The fibers grow up to three feet tall, and are then harvested to be woven into rugs and carpet. Brazil became the leader in Sisal manufacturing in the 1960’s and is still leading the industry today.

Sisal has many more benefits beyond simply being environmentally friendly. Sisal is extremely strong, making it a durable material that will hold up to heavy traffic. Sisal is a dense material, so it absorbs sound naturally, making for a quiet household. This material is also resistant to fire and is hypoallergenic, so it’s great for sensitive households. Sisal can be woven and dyed, so it can beautifully match the rest of the room, although many people appreciate sisal for its natural appearance without alteration.

Sisal is a low maintenance option, and is especially great for anyone with a busy schedule. Vacuuming once a week is quite enough cleaning to keep the dirt and grime away. The one thing to keep in mind is that if an accident happens, such as knocking a glass of water over, be sure to clean it up right away. Blot at the spill, being sure you don’t rub it in, and use club soda before drying it with a hair dryer.

At Floor Coverings International of Hillsborough, we want to arm you with the information you need in order to make an informed decision when it comes to your home and your floors. With this article in hand, call today to schedule a free in-home consultation. Our flooring experts will come to your door with samples to choose from, right then and there.

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