Sisal flooring looks great, but….
A few years ago, sisal flooring was every where! Everyone was interested in sisal rugs and even installing wall to wall! So, I bought a rug too for under my dining table. I had two pugs (that moulted like you wouldn’t believe) and a toddler and a baby. Sadly, my supplier neglected to mention that you could dry clean them or provide any info on dealing with spills etc. And, well, it got thoroughly trashed. I did try using a carpet cleaner but the corner I tested it on did NOT react well to the water (let’s just say ‘buckling’ is an understatement…thank heavens it eventually did settle down). The binding faded and the rug generally ended up looking like crap. It’s all very well to ‘clean up spills immediately’ but what happens when your little darling squashes vegemite sandwich, play doh or anything tomato based into its lovely fibres and then neglects to tell you?
…but I didn’t know about how well-wearing it was AND didn’t have the right cleaning products suitable for sisal!
But today, I fell back in love with sisal flooring. Especially the ones mixed with wool – soooo lovely under foot! Some of the colours are so contemporary and the patterns are smart as! It looks fantastic in coastal style residences and anything contemporary. It wears exceptionally well and I now have a wonderful supplier that provides a dry cleaning kit to address any spills. They use a lovely underlay which makes it feel generous and cushy and there are loads of options for finished edges – such as self rolled, hemp, jute or leather binding in various widths.
As a Sydney-based interior designer, one of my favourite experts in sisal flooring is International Floorcoverings Australia and their informative website can be found here
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