I’m a lover of sisal myself. It looks great and wears OK. It’s a bit of a nightmare when it comes to lifting it up tho. eg on door thresholds or if a plumber has to get under the floorboards for whatever reason…it frays.
Originally posted on Our Thoughts About Rugs:
Natural fiber rugs are popular in our southern climate and have been since antebellum times. Have you ever wondered what the difference between sisal, seagrass, mountain grass or jute?
This is what most people call any rug made of a “grass”, but it is actually a specific plant fiber. It comes from the agave plant, but not the same species that makes tequila. In addition to area rugs it is used for twine and cat scratching posts. Because of its strength it is made into ropes as well.