CARING FOR YOUR SISAL CARPET OR RUG
To ensure it’s longevity, it is important to vacuum sisal regularly. This will remove not only visible dirt particles, but also fine dirt particles which may lodge between the sisal fibres, cause friction and additional wear. Regular vacuuming is doubly important since in the event of a liquid spill, dirt particles in the sisal fibres will be attracted to the spill, rise to the surface and a stain may result.
As sisal is derived from a natural plant fibre it is inherently absorbent. It is important therefore that sisal carpet and rugs are not placed in areas that are damp, where spills are likely to occur or where significant changes in humidity levels are likely to cause condensation.
NEVER steam clean or wet shampoo your sisal carpet or rug. A dry cleaning process is recommended.
As liquid spills will attract dirt particles, when a spill occurs, even if it is clean water, it is important that it is promptly removed by blotting with a clean white cloth or absorbent paper.
NEVER rub as this can spread the spill to a larger area, and may also work the spill deeper into the sisal fibres.
To remove solid substances, first remove by scraping with a spoon or dull side of a knife, being sure to work from the outside of the spot to the centre.