It’s no surprise, then, that bringing nature within is a popular design trend right now. And that, along with the grass-cloth wallcovering has been a major source of inspiration for this dining room makeover.
Sisal is a plant native to Southern Mexico. Its scientific name is Agave Sisalana. It harvests stiff fibers that have traditionally been used to make ropes, but it is also used to make hats, footwear, and, in this case, carpeting! Sisal is popular for rugs and carpeting for its practicality as well as its aesthetics.
It not only brings a touch of nature inside and looks amazing, but it is also extremely durable and will last a lifetime. Sisal is also preferred to the flooring of the house.
Sisal works best when cut to size and bound on-site prior to installation. This gives the designer the most control over the final product, ensuring that the shape and installation of the sisal are perfectly suited to the space.
Sisal flooring cleaning
In general, sisal is simple to care for if a few basic rules are followed. While sisal carpeting or rugs respond well to vacuuming, it is important to avoid getting them wet.
Warping and discoloration may occur as a result of contact with water or other liquids. Some of the efficient ways to keep clean the Sisal Flooring are:
Shake for general cleaning
If there is a lot of dirt or debris on the rug, shake it vigorously outside or in the garage to get rid of it.
To remove finer dirt and ordinary dust, hang the rug in an open area outside and beat the dust out with a rug beater, working from top to bottom.
Even if you don’t see any dirt, vacuum your sisal rug once a week. Vacuuming on a regular basis will help to prevent messes from accumulating.
To remove deep-set dirt and particles, use your vacuum’s suction-only setting and go with the grain of the rug. Using the beater bar will result in excessive wear and tear on the rug’s fibres.
Cleaning on the spot
Moisture, as previously stated, is very bad for sisal and can cause warping and browning of the fibres. Blot any spill or stain with a dry, clean towel as soon as possible, without rubbing, as this will spread the moisture even further.
Treat it right away. Apply a small amount of a mild fabric detergent or liquid dish soap directly to the spot with a brush or sponge. Blot immediately with a clean, dry cloth and warm water. Continue blotting with water until the sudsing stops.
Don’t let moisture ruin your flooring. Once the stain has been removed, use the low-heat setting on your hairdryer to help the rug dry faster and avoid warping or water-marking stains.
A good defence is the best offence. Using a sisal-specific fabric protectant can reduce the likelihood of wet spills staining the surface of your valuable rug.