Sisal carpeting is one of the hottest trends in the flooring industry - an environmentally friendly, all-natural fiber that has an exotic, handcrafted look.
Sisal is made from the rope-like fibers of the agave cactus, which are spun into smooth but extremely durable yarn used to make carpet. Sisal is naturally flame-retardant and anti-static, and has excellent sound-absorption qualities.
Most sisal is grown in Kenya, Tanzania or Brazil, and is often dyed and spun into carpet in Europe using sophisticated power looms. Most sisal carpets have a latex back attached.
With advances in color-dyeing and weaving technologies, sisal carpets are now available in a wide variety of textures and patterns. Typically, sisal adds an earthy, casual look to a room and is a great design accent.
Sisal carpets also help you maintain a low-dust, allergy-free environment in home.
Sisal carpets are generally less expensive than manufactured broadloom. Although sisal is a an extremely hard-wearing fiber that will last for many year, most sisal carpets don't come with the same long-life warranty protection that can be found with high-end carpets.
For more information about sisal and other natural-fiber carpet choices, check out the shopping links on this page.