October 25, 2011

A Softer Kind of Sisal

Natural fibers – sisals, coirs, seagress – are a staple today in home décor.  It was our love for this look that inspired the FLOR design team to re-think a classic fiber like sisal into a new, more modern design that doesn’t require a “stay away” type of approach.

Cuz let’s face it, just about everyone has witnessed a gorgeous sisal in a friend or family member’s home that was either demolished from the dog (those corners are tempting to a teething pooch), ruined by a clumsy house guest (red wine comes to mind) or simply unraveled over time.

We introduced Suit Yourself in our summer collection …

… and now for fall, we’ve got two more sisal-inspired designs:  A Tisket a Tasket and Family Tree.

A Tisket A Tasket - Almond

Family Tree – Licorice

You may not realize that once processed with a backing, sisal loses its biodegradable cred. But our sisal interpretations are made with resilient, 100% recycled Nylon face fibers, which will allow you to sleep easy knowing your FLOR will eventually be recycled into something new (namely another FLOR tile).

It also means our sisal version is not only softer (let’s face it:  regular sisal could double as a pumice stone on your feet), but can actually be cleaned.  Yes, you read that right … a cleanable sisal.  It’s a heavenly thought, isn’t it?

So should Rex get bored one day and start nibbling on your rug, you won’t have to banish him to the kitchen.  Instead, you can simply replace squares if they get worn, damaged or unraveled – giving your beautiful rug that sisal look with a longer life span.

Check out all of our new sisal-inspired designs as well as our entire Fall Collection.

Images: FLOR.com

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