The sisal for floors, a resistant and beautiful coating

The sisal for floors, a resistant and beautiful coating

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Sisal is a natural fiber used to make floors that are both beautiful and solid. It also lends itself to creativity with different patterns and colors. Explanations in pictures!

Sisal: what is it?

Sisal has always been used to make ropes because of its strength, which makes it a particularly resistant floor covering. Herringbone, tweed, looped, it is also very easy to weave, whatever the pattern.

Sisal comes from the agave sisalana, a plant cultivated in Brazil, East Africa and China. The leaves of the agave are crushed then washed, dried and sorted before being transformed into fibers and being spun. The sisal is then tinted. It also fixes the dye very well. The quality of a sisal flooring depends both on the origin of the fiber and the quality of the manufacturing process. The coatings made in Europe from African fibers are generally the most sophisticated. Those produced in Brazil and China have the particularity of being very resistant. In case of stain, the sisal must be treated dry with detergent powder and especially not with a liquid stain remover.

For which room?

The sisal is perfectly suited for rooms with heavy traffic, such as the dining room or the corridor. Relatively soft, it also finds its place in the bedroom. It is the most noble natural fiber, and therefore the most expensive: from around 15 euros per m2.

Why we love sisal

Light brown, bronze, red, ocher, striped, chevron or natural, the sisal adapts to all styles and immediately brings a soft and natural touch. At Crucial Trading and Sur-Naturel, we now find waterproof sisal which makes it usable in all rooms of the house, with a wide choice of design. At Saint Maclou, we love the lined Kyber model at less than 25 euros / m² stack in the ethnic chic trend.