The New Kid on the Rug Blog: What You Need to Know About Polysilk Rugs
You’ve heard of sisal and jute. You’ve heard of seagrass and hemp. You’ve heard of wool and polypropylene. But there’s a new kid on the rug fiber block—and she’s stylish and soft enough to blanket your living room floor, while strong enough to withstand outdoor elements.
Meet the Polysilk Rug. Polysilk is a revolutionary rug fiber that offers the best of all rug worlds. What makes polysilk rugs unique? Are polysilk rugs easy to clean? How are polysilk rugs made? Read on to learn more about polysilk rugs.
5 Reasons Why You Need a Polysilk Rug
1. Polysilk Rugs Are as Soft as Wool Rugs
Wool area rugs are one of the most popular rug styles for several reasons. They’re durable. They come in a range of colors. And they’re oh-so-soft underfoot—making them a popular choice for cozy spaces like living rooms, family rooms, and bedrooms. Polysilk is just as soft.
Polysilk is hand-loomed in a unique weave, and its one-of-a-kind fiber blend is designed to be silky soft. So, if softness is a must for your next area rug, now you have another option to consider.
2. Polysilk Rugs Are as Strong as Polypropylene
Strength and durability are musts for indoor and outdoor areas that see a lot of foot traffic such as hallways, entryways, mudrooms, patios, porches, or decks. The same is true for homes with pets, since pets will eat, sleep, play, and have the occasional accident on your rugs.
Polypropylene rugs fit the bill perfectly here as they look and feel like natural fiber rugs, but are made from a durable specialty thermoplastic polymer that can stand up to the elements. But with the advent of polysilk—and it’s unique blend that makes it both soft and strong—you have another option if you’re looking for strength and durability for an indoor or outdoor space.
3. Polysilk Rugs Are Extremely Easy to Clean
Regardless of the rug style you choose, you need to clean and maintain it to ensure it lasts. However, some rugs are more delicate than others. For example, if there’s a spill or a stain, many popular rug fibers call for spot cleaning or the use of a dry cleaning kit, which requires more attention to detail and care on your part.
But like polypropylene rugs, polysilk rugs can be hosed off with water. And if they’re really dirty, you can use a mild soap with water to clean them up. Cleaning and rug maintenance doesn’t get much easier than that.
4. Polysilk Rugs Are Mold and Mildew Resistant
Avoiding mold and mildew inside your home and within your outdoor spaces is often a top priority. But this can be easier said than done since mold and mildew are caused by water and dampness—and certain areas such as mudrooms, bathrooms, and outdoor patios are more prone to moisture than others.
Inside and out, polysilk is a great fit for these spaces because it’s designed to resist mold and mildew, while maintaining its vibrancy, softness, and strength.
5. Polysilk Rugs Retain Their Color Extremely Well
Whether your rug is prominently displayed in your south-facing living room or a centerpiece on your deck or patio, the gorgeous sunlight pouring over your floor covering or high-traffic use can take a toll on a rug’s color and cause it to fade.
But a polysilk rug from Sisal Rugs Direct, which is made from 100% UV stabilized polysilk fibers, resists fading. This means your polysilk rug can stand the test of time, making it an incredible value for your wallet and design aesthetic.
Polysilk Rugs: Soft, Strong, & Resilient
High-traffic mudroom or sunbaked patio, polysilk is the next big thing in reliable and remarkable rug style. Polysilk is as soft as it is strong, it’s easy to maintain, and comes in several neutral colors that can be customized to complement any interior or exterior space.
If you’re ready to design your own polysilk rug, check out the polysilk rug product page to select rug type, color, border, size, and shape.