Sisal is made from the fibers in the leaves of a succulent plant called agave, native to Central America and parts of
Africa. These areas are known for extensive sisal plantations.
As sisal fabric is rough, it cannot be converted into clothing. However it is an ideal material to be woven into area
rugs, floor mats and carpet. Its coarse surface, when used on floors, is durable and traps dirt. Sisal is naturally stain
resistant, sound absorbent, fire–retardant and anti–static. Furthermore, unlike wall–to–wall
carpeting, it does not compress or wear. This makes sisal area rugs ideal for high–traffic areas. When woven into rugs
and carpets, sisal is backed and edged with latex or cotton to prevent slippage. In its natural state sisal is creamy or
straw colored but can be dyed in vibrant colors to make decorative products like area rugs.
Sisal is a good choice for area rugs as they are relatively inexpensive, environmentally friendly – being of an
all-natural renewable resource – lasting and are yet of high quality. Sisal rugs are available in wide range of
fade–proof, vivid colors, in different weaves and designs. They can be made to order and come with borders of the
customer's choice or can be borderless. Sisal area rugs can be selected in many designs and colors to blend seamlessly with
Being of organic fiber, sisal does not stand well to humidity or moisture. Sisal rugs are unsuitable for damp areas like
bathrooms and kitchens.