5 Facts Everyone Should Know About Sisal Rugs

5 Facts Everyone Should Know About Sisal Rugs

Read on to learn 5 facts of sisal rugs you should know if you're considering a purchase.


Most people are familiar with wool rugs, and some know what jute and hemp rugs are. But what many customers ask when they stumble upon our site is, "What are sisal rugs?"

If you own a sisal rug or you are considering buying one, you might want to spend a little time learning about these natural-fiber accessories and how they can benefit your home. Here are five facts to get you started. 

1. Sisal comes from a cactus plant

Sisal rugs are both stylish and eco-friendly. Sisal rugs, like wool, jute and hemp rugs, are made from the sustainable natural plant fiber sisal,  which comes from the cactus plant Agave sisalana, and they are very sustainable. This natural fiber is well known for its durability and resilient nature. In fact, it's so tough that even drought conditions in Tanzania have not stopped commercial production of the fiber. 

2. They are very durable

The natural fiber sisal is well known for its resilient nature, so you can easily place a sisal rug in high-traffic areas like the living room or bedroom. 

Because sisal fiber is so durable, we recommend that sisal rugs be used for high-traffic areas in homes and commercial spaces. While artificial and even some natural-fiber rugs become worn quickly due to overuse, sisal rugs will stay in topnotch condition for long-lasting style and functionality.

3. Sisal rugs are easy to clean

Natural-fiber rugs like sisal are easy to maintain following a dry-cleaning process. To care for your sisal rug, simply vacuum regularly and spot clean with Sisal Life Cleaner when needed. This will prevent spills from becoming stains. 

4. They look great in any room

Along with their durability, sisal rugs are a smart choice for your space because they are often woven from more than one textile. We carry sisal rugs made from both sisal and wool, allowing you to enjoy a rug that is both long-lasting and soft. You should know, however, that rugs made only from sisal can be soft, too; just look for a rug with a thick weave. 

Sisal rugs are very versatile, which means you can enjoy them in the dining room, bedroom, living room and even the hallway. No matter what your home's style is, a sisal rug will complement and enhance the look. 

5. A rug pad would go perfectly underneath your sisal rug

There are many benefits to having a rug pad. They extend the life of your rug, for example, and they increase comfort and prevent the rug from moving around. If you haven't already, consider placing a pad underneath your rug.

Consider adding a sisal rug to your home. We offer a diverse selection and you can customize the size for a better fit.

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