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​Natural Fibre Rugs: Sisal & Jute | Rugs for Sale

17th Mar 2015

Natural Fibre Rugs: Sisal & Jute

Sisal and jute rugs are two kinds of extremely popular rugs that people often get confused with one another. However, there are a few simple ways to differentiate between the two materials.

  • Colour - Jute rugs tend to be more beige and brown, whereas sisal rugs are cream-colored or off-white.
  • Texture – Jute rugs are smoother than sisal, featuring soft fibres with a waxy sheen. Sisal has more of a textured yarn feel.
  • Durability – Whilst both kinds of rug are susceptible to water damage, sisal rugs have more durability, being able to withstand high-traffic and so are suited to places such as living rooms or entryways.
  • Cost – Jute rugs are the less expensive of the two, however, sisal rigs do have a longer life because of the higher quality

These are the main differences between sisal and jute rugs, at a quick glance, but both types of rugs are excellent options and we’d like to run through some of the benefits of each of the rugs to give you a clearer understanding of what both can offer you.

Jute Benefits

  • very economically friendly due to their biodegradable nature and the fact that they are made from a renewable resource.

  • Whilst not as durable as sisal, Jute is among the strongest organic fibres on the planet making these rugs hard-wearing.
  • Jute retains dyes nicely and is also colourfast.
  • You can get Jute rugs in a variety of colours which will not fade.
  • Jute rugs tend to be relatively cheap because of the low cost associated with jute.
  • Jute area rugs possess natural anti-static qualities.




Sisal Benefits

  • Sisal area rugs are anti-static, flame retardant and sound absorbing

  • It is extremely hard wearing and strong – one of the toughest fibres in the natural plant fibre flooring range.
  • The sisal fibres are anti-static and help control the humidity in the atmosphere.
  • Sisal rugs are recommended for those prone to allergies and asthmatic reactions.
  • Sisal is dyed with natural dyes and it is available in a wide range of colours and styles.
  • Sisal rugs are pleasant to walk on and provide a natural "massage" for the soles of your feet.

So there you go, any more questions regarding sisal or jute rugs? If you do, please do not hesitate to view our range of rugs for sale today.