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Jute is a stylish, durable, all-natural material. Jute rugs can help take any setting to the next level, whether it’s the bedroom or living room in your home. Freshen up any space with a jute rug, made of material that is soft underfoot. 

Another benefit of jute? It’s relatively easy to maintain. Dirt doesn’t cling to jute’s hard fibers — it rests loosely on the weave. When properly cared for, jute rugs will last you a long time. If you’re wondering how to clean jute rugs, keep reading for our top tips and tricks.

How to Clean Jute Rugs

By now, you may be wondering: Are jute rugs easy to clean? C...

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You’re in the market for new commercial carpet. And there’s no shortage of options. From all-natural fibers to synthetic materials like nylon and polyester, it can feel impossible to decide which commercial carpet is right for your property. After all, you can’t pick just any carpet. The flooring you choose directly impacts your guests’ experience, and it has to be durable enough to withstand heavy foot-traffic, as well as meet industry regulations and codes. 

If you’re looking at nylon or polyester carpeting for your commercial space, but you can’t seem to decide which of the two fibers is a b...

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As the cold, dry air of winter arrives, many people have to deal with static electricity taking over their homes. With less moisture in the air to minimize static, every surface in a home becomes susceptible to buildup. Carpet and clothing are especially good insulators for static. Simple acts like walking barefoot on carpeted floors or putting clothes on in the morning can produce uncomfortable shocks.

Popular options for reducing static electricity include using a humidifier, treating rugs with anti-static chemicals and wearing special shoes when walking on carpeted surfaces. Instead of doing...

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How is sisal harvested?

11/11/2016 11:24 AM

The agave sisalana cactus is an incredibly versatile plant. Its fibers are used to create rope and rugs, but they’re also hidden in everyday items, like paper products, plaster and even automotive parts. As more producers turn to sustainable materials, sisal has grown in popularity, and its variety of uses has continued to expand.

Although native to Mexico, agave sisalana has been naturalized and cultivated across the world — some of the largest producers are Brazil, Tanzania and Kenya. Our collection of sisal rugs is harvested in superior-grade plantations in Tanzania. The strong sisal fibers ...

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The Versatile Agave Plant

10/21/2016 10:45 AM

Agave is one of the most diverse plants on the planet. Native to the hot, arid parts of Mexico and the southwest United States, the agave plant is used in a variety of products you see everyday, from the more obvious agave nectar and tequila to its subtle uses in pens and breakfast cereals. At Sisal Rugs Direct, we wouldn’t be anywhere without agave.

Our sisal rugs come from the agave sisalana cactus plant. The extremely strong sisal fiber is obtained from the long, green leaves of the agave sisalana, with each leaf containing approximately 1,000 fibers. The fibers are then washed, sun-dried, b...

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