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What’s All the Fuss About Sisal Rugs?

Here at Rugs Direct, we talk a lot about the most popular rug materials, with wool probably being the superstar of the rug world. But there’s another fabric which is slowly taking its crown, and it’s one you should really know about. Sisal rugs are more popular now than ever before, so we thought it’d be smart to explain exactly why that is. Here’s everything you need to know about sisal rugs.

The origins of sisal

The sisal fibre actually comes from a plant known as the Agave Sisalana, which is native to many regions of Mexico. The plant thrives in hot, dry conditions, which is why Mexico is so well-suited to its growth. Sisal plants have very rigid leaves with a firm inner pulp, and it’s this pulp that’s scraped out to create sisal fibres. When you consider the origins of sisal as a material, it’s easy to see why it's used for so many purposes that require long-lasting and hard-wearing materials. Sisal is not used exclusively in rug production; it can also be found in composite materials used to build cars, furniture, and even buildings.

Why are sisal rugs so popular?

Everyone wants something different from their rug, but one of the most sought-after attributes is a long life span. Because sisal is such a naturally hardy material, it’s a fantastic choice for a rug that will really stand the test of time. Many sisal rugs are suited for use both indoors and outdoors, but one of the benefits of the material is that it’s not too hard to the touch (or underfoot), unlike other fabrics used in outdoor rugs and mats. Because sisal rugs are sourced naturally, you’ll find that the designs and colours used on these pieces feature earthy tones like brown, beige, and ochre.

The UK’s most affordable sisal rugs

Here at Rugs Direct, we’re proud to offer one of the UK’s most extensive collections of sisal rugs available. From the eye-catching pattern of the Checked Flatweave Black Rug to the more understated character of the Greek Key Flatweave Beige Rug, the range of sisal rugs really is eclectic. If you’ve never thought about having a sisal rug in your home, or this is your first time hearing about them, we’d recommend digging into our collection to learn even more.

We hope you’ve learned a little something about sisal rugs in today’s blog post. Don’t forget that you can find a huge range of sisal rugs right here at Rugs Direct. And if you have a question about sisal rugs or anything else, just call our team on 0845 838 8638.




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