Unbacked Sisal

All About Unbacked Sisal

What is unbacked sisal?

Unbacked sisal is woven sisal that has no applied backing, like latex, on the underside. Most of our sisal rugs and carpet have a latex backing which increases the dimensional stability of the weave and provides slip-resistance. Unbacked sisal is not intended to be used as a floor covering since it is less stable and would present a slipping hazard. However, unbacked sisal has many other applications.

What are the uses for unbacked sisal?

Uses for unbacked sisal include wallcovering in commercial or hospitality spaces and as a favorite covering for cat scratching posts and other feline furniture. The lack of a backing material on Livos Wallcovering means it is easy to cut to size and easy to install with appropriate adhesives for walls. Wallcovering prevents damage to walls, adds a decorative touch, insulates and absorbs noise. 

What are the benefits of sisal wallcovering?

In addition to preventing damage to walls, adding insulation and absorbing noise, our Livos Wallcovering adds a warm touch of natural beauty and texture to an environment. Over the years, we have seen creative applications like using sisal wallcovering to line all vertical surfaces of a cafe, creating a beautiful minimalist look. Boutique stores have used sisal to line display units and shelving, adding a visual depth and uniform palette unattainable with standard store shelves and displays.


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