Can't refinish your hardwood floors? Sisal to the rescue!
While freshly refinished hardwood floors are stunning, they can easily show wear within a few months. The good news is you can extend their beauty while maintaining their natural, clean ambiance with a few sisal rugs. Check out these examples for inspiration:
Enliven Entry Ways
Light sisal rugs on dark hardwoods keep floors immaculate while creating eye-catching contrast that adds a touch of elegance.
Dreaming of a parquet hardwood floor but you just don’t have the energy, time or money to create one? Just add a sisal rug with pattern that match the tones of your hardwood.
Or, just for fun, take your guests back to their childhood.
Create Stronger Stairs
Lisa Scibilia, the author of Shine Your Light Blog, raves about her natural-fiber stair runner. “Do you recall me mentioning once or twice or 352 times that I l.o.v.e. natural fiber stair runners???” she asks. “I love their neutralness, their texture, and their ruggedness for a family with kids,” she writes. “We had a large seagrass rug for over 12 years, and it withstood a lot of abuse. It met its demise thanks to our pup, but for over a decade it stood up to life with young kids and lots of entertaining.” Natural fibers like hemp, seagrass or jute may be a better choice than sisal for stairs. Sisal can become slippery with excessive wear while other fibers are surprisingly long-lasting. Whatever natural fiber you select, however, rest assured it will take much longer for them to show wear and tear than traditional carpeting.
Insulate Living Spaces
One of the huge drawbacks of hardwood floors is that you know precisely every step the person on the floor above you is taking. Sisal rugs are the perfect solution for living spaces because of their ability to absorb sounds – you’re insulating your hardwoods from damage and the floor below from noise. Plus, there’s an abundance of creative sisal rug options: design a rug with borders, patterns, shapes and colors that are perfectly customized for your space, or layer them with other rugs.
For floors that look amazing longer than you ever imagined, turn to sisal rugs. Want more flooring and interior design ideas? We have plenty of inspiration. Enjoy!