Natural Floorcovering Centres

Natural Floorcovering Centres is pleased to announce The Belgian Rice Sisal Rug.

06 Dec 2011

Since 1968, Natural Floorcovering Centres have searched the world to source Australia’s largest range of woven natural floor coverings. From India and Africa, to Vietnam to China- Natural Floor Coverings go in search of the very best natural fibres wherever they may be found.

Tabby Hummock

What am I ? A Belgian Rice Sisal Rug

Materials: Pure Wool, Pure sisal and Natural Latex

About me: The story of this Belgian Sisal begins with the selection of the fibre.Sisal (Agave sisalana) is an agave that yields a stiff fibre traditionally used in making twine, rope and dartboards. The term may Sisal refer either to the plant or the fibre, depending on context.The first test is lustre. Is the fibre richly lustrous? Good sisal has an intense sheen. The second test is the staple length of the fibres. Are they long? Will they spin well? And when spun, will they have great strength?

Remember, sisal used to be used tie up ships, Then comes the magic. The weaving. The interplay of warps (the fibres which run on the length) and wefts (the fibres which run across the material). They create the texture.

Expect to find many different weaves at Natural Floorcovering Centres – the home of pure sisal.It might be a weave of long glistening undulating ridges of pure sisal, a latticed marriage of pure wool and pure sisal, or a chunky sisal weave in earthy flecks. All achieved from natural fibres, naturally.

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