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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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Jute is the softest of all natural fibers and a popular fiber for rugs in areas like the bedroom or family room where bare feet are common. Even more durable than cotton, jute is a comfy choice that can also withstand areas with higher foot traffic. Jute is also known for its naturally warm tones. All of Sisal Rug Directs' jute offerings are undyed in order to showcase the fiber’s natural tones. Follow this quick guide to learn more about what makes each jute style unique and to determine which is right for your custom rug.

Palmas

Our newest jute offering is the thickest and chunkiest jute rug ...

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Sisal wool rugs combine the incredible durability and texture of sisal with the smooth feel of wool. The pairing creates a perfectly balanced rug that’s ideal for almost every area of the home. Sisal Rugs Direct has five different types of sisal wool rugs available for customization — traditional sisal wool, Lana, Cabo, Chevron and Chanelle. Learn about each type below and choose which is the right fit for your home.

Sisal Wool – The traditional sisal wool blend is 60 percent wool and 40 percent sisal. It’s one of the softest of our natural fiber rug offerings and comes in five colors. All colo...

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