Did you know that round sisal rugs are one of the most durable options on the market? Sisal is even more durable than many synthetic materials.
Round sisal rugs are a popular option among interior decorators because they're durable, versatile, and iconic. Sisal is a natural fiber extracted from Agave Sisalana leaves. The plant is a succulent that's related to the plant that tequila is made from, and it's harvested in countries around the world.
Sisal is often mixed with jute, another natural fiber, to add softness to its often-rough fibers. We'll take a look at the sisal vs. jute rug below for anyone trying to decide:
Sisal stands up to elevated levels of foot traffic and is often used in hotel lobbies, commercial spaces, entryways, and other areas that need durability. Jute is slightly less durable and is suitable for moderate traffic spaces.
Sisal can be slightly abrasive to bare feet and skin, so it isn't ideal for areas where you might do yoga or play with young children. Jute is softer, making it more welcoming and cozier for feet and skin.
A Closer Look At Round Sisal Rugs
A round sisal area rug also has the advantage of its shape. Round rugs are commonly used to make rooms feel larger and more inviting. They're associated with:
The light brown color is also significant. In Feng Shui and color psychology, brown is associated with:
Is A Round Sisal Area Rug Right For Me?
Round sisal rugs are great for almost any home. The only drawbacks sisal presents include:
Can stain. The natural sisal fibers can absorb liquids quickly making stains hard to remove.
Cannot be shampooed. Sisal fibers do not hold up to carpet steamers or shampooers, and they only tolerate gentle hand cleaning.
If these traits don't present an issue in your home, a round sisal rug should be perfect for you. First, however, you'll need to select the correct size.
Buying a rug in the wrong size is one of the most common issues when buying a rug. Too small and the room looks awkward. Too big and the room looks like its drowning. You need the size to be just right. The following chart will help:
Room: 5' x 7' "? Round Rug: 3'-4'
Room: 7' x 10' "? Round Rug: 5'-6'
Room: 10' x 12' "? Round Rug: 8'-9'
Room: 11' x 14' "? Round Rug: 9'-10'
Room: 14' x 17' "? Round Rug: 12'-13'
If you plan to layer rugs, buy your sisal rug in the larger dimension and your softer rug in the smaller dimension. This will add depth to your interior decor, and the tan sisal color will ground whatever design you've chosen.
Choosing The Perfect Round Sisal Rug
If you've measured your room carefully, you're ready to pick a sisal rug that will last your home for decades to come. Don't forget to choose a quality pad for the back of the rug to make it cushier and prevent slipping.
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