When we look at the purpose of having rugs we have to acknowledge their practicality. They are needed for several reasons but some of the materials that they are made of are better for use because of their cost, toughness, and durability. One very good material used in rug making is Sisal. We will discuss some of its advantages here.
What Does Sisal Rug Made of?
The first thing that I need to know as a consumer is exactly what I am getting when I purchase a sisal rug. Sisal is a tough plant which is harvested for the fibers that it provides. Because the fibers are so tough they are used in many different applications for private and commercial use. It is often used to make rope, hemp, twines, paper, cloths, and even scratching posts. This is just a small list of the uses of this wonderful product.
One of the most practical considerations of purchasing a sisal rug is the low cost of the material. The fibers are extracted from the plant through a process of crushing and beating the leaves until everything other than fiber has been removed. Sisal is grown and harvested on large plantations and costs very little to grow and maintain. It is grown naturally for the most part and when insecticides are used they only need to be used in small amounts which are completely removed at the time of harvesting.
Advantages of Sisal Rug:
Advantages of purchasing a sisal rug are their effectiveness, lack of necessary maintenance, and durability. There rugs will do the best job if you are looking for a protective covering. They are so tough that they will allow very little damage to be transferred onto the surface that you are using them to protect. If you are looking for low cost durability I highly recommend using a sisal rug. Sisal also requires almost no maintenance at all. The dense tough fabric repels moisture and dust and dirt will sit on top of the dense fiber rather than being ground down into it. Whenever the rug becomes dirty it will simply need to be vacuumed. When a wet spill has occurred you will only need to use a dry powder to remove all traces of a stain. This rug will also almost never have to be replaced. Even when the rug remains in a heavy trafficked area for years the observable damage done to it will be minimal.