What Are Sisal Rugs?

What Are Sisal Rugs?

Sisal rugs are a timeless staple in interior decorating. What exactly is sisal? Find out here.


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?"

Sisal rugs, like wool, jute and hemp rugs, are made from the sustainable natural plant fiber sisal. Sisal comes from the green leaves of the cactus plant Agave sisalana, which today is most commonly produced in Tanzania and Brazil. 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. 

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.

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. 

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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