Sisal Without Limits We took the essential beauty of sisal to new heights of performance: the natural sisal-look with contract-grade durability, stain-resistance, soft fibers and limitless design possibilities that bring a residential look to commercial spaces.

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All About SynSisal®

What is SynSisal®?

SynSisal® is the premiere synthetic sisal collection on the market. Made from ECONYL® regenerated nylon and woven in Europe, our SynSisal® collection looks stunningly similar to natural sisal, with the same classic colorways and beloved weave textures, but with softness underfoot, stain-resistance and contract grade rating. A SynSisal® weave will perform well in almost any indoor environment, from living rooms to lobbies, bringing the residential look of sisal without the upkeep worries of its natural counterpart.

We created SynSisal® for a soft, cleanable alternative to natural sisal. Our design clients adore the natural fiber look and the neutral foundation that a sisal rug creates, but not every client enjoys sisal’s texture underfoot or its fussy upkeep. With SynSisal®, you can have the fibrous texture and muted aesthetic of sisal grace your home or commercial space, all the while knowing that your synthetic sisal rug is stain resistant, soft, highly durable and made from sustainable materials.

Is SynSisal® a sustainable product?

The ECONYL® solution-dyed Nylon 6 yarns used in our SynSisal® collection are regenerated yarns created from salvaged fishing nets, nylon carpet and other repurposed materials. These materials are rescued from oceans or landfills, thereby recapturing a resource, preventing pollution and negating the need for intensive extraction of raw materials, a downfall of other synthetic flooring options. Every ton of ECONYL® raw material saves seven barrels of crude oil and avoids about six tons of CO2 emissions. Plus, these yarns can be regenerated again and again, opening the doors to infinite possibilities for creators and consumers alike and making ECONYL® “the endless yarn.”

Is a SynSisal® rug or carpet durable?

ECONYL® yarns share the same superior properties as virgin nylon—durability, cleanability and versatility. A SynSisal® carpet is contract grade with a fire rating of Type 1 / Class A and eligible for LEED® points thanks to its sustainability story and low VOC contribution. The solution-dyed ECONYL® yarns create rugs that have UV-resistance with high colorfastness and excellent long-term appearance retention. These synthetic sisal weaves stand up to heavy use throughout homes, hotels and offices, all the while showcasing all the textures and colors we love about natural sisal.

Is a SynSisal® rug easy to clean?

SynSisal®’s ECONYL® StayClean fibers are intrinsically stain-resistant and, in most cases, a SynSisal® rug will stay stain-free and beautiful with nothing more than frequent vacuuming and simple spot treatments. The low-profile and tightly woven fibers prevent spills from becoming embedded in the pile, making for an easy clean-up of spills. Although water soaks up many spills and stains, we recommend a ph-neutral cleaning system like the James Starterset (approved for use on our SynSisal® collection). To help protect your investment, our SynSisal® weaves come with detailed care and maintenance guidelines, located under the Care tab on each weave page.

Are SynSisal® rugs & carpet kid/ pet friendly?

A child-friendly and pet-friendly carpet should be comfortable, durable, stain-resistant and promote a healthy indoor environment. Our SynSisal® offers it all.

  • Soft but tough: High-performing, 100% regenerated Nylon 6 fibers possess high-tensile strength and elasticity to retain your rug’s texture, all while feeling smooth underfoot.
  • Stain-resistant: ECONYL® StayClean technology ensures a state-of-the-art, finished product with uncompromising stain forgiveness. Your carpet will resist staining with proper maintenance, like regular vacuuming and quick attention to spills and stains.
  • Low VOC: protect everyone’s health by furnishing your home with a carpet that doesn’t emit harmful off-gases and promotes better indoor air quality with a low VOC contribution.

Can I use SynSisal® for a stair runner?

Stair runners must be hard wearing, tightly woven and non-slippery. A stair runner that is eye-catching and easy to clean is even better. A SynSisal® stair runner checks all these boxes. The ECONYL® Nylon 6 yarns are approved for use in contract-grade applications as well as residential heavy use areas like stairs and are easy to maintain, thanks to ECONYL®’s StayClean technology.

A staircase provides a wonderful opportunity to play with design and pattern. Transform your stairway with Astoria’s herringbone pattern for a refined yet energetic look, or opt for the paired-down neutral beauty of Langley’s tiger eye structure. SynSisal® can be installed the full width of your stairs or fitted as a runner cascading down the middle of your staircase.

Installing carpet on stairs can be a tricky job. We highly recommend you connect with an installer who has experience installing flat-woven carpets. Your installer will help you determine how much material you need and what kind of underlayment or rug pad works best for your stairs. SynSisal® will create a design focal point on your stairs, providing warmth and cushioning under your feet while buffering sound. For more guidance on ordering a stair runner, head over to our Stair Runner Resource page.

Can SynSisal® be installed wall-to-wall?

Absolutely. SynSisal® is available for purchase as broadloom for wall-to-wall installations in both residential and commercial settings. A SynSisal® weave creates an expansive, elegant foundation in living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, hotel rooms, boutique shops, or corporate offices.

For long-lasting beauty, a proper installation is critical with flat weave carpet and we highly recommend connecting with a professional installer who has experience installing flat-woven carpet before making your purchase. To learn all about installing a flat weave carpet, our blog Flat Weave Carpet Installation—Everything You Need To Know is an excellent resource. For more information on broadloom carpet, see our Wall-to-Wall Carpet resource page.

Will SynSisal® match my style?

The natural color palette and refined structures found in this collection will complement design styles ranging from the organic, minimalist Scandinavian style to the layered, unexpected look of eclectic design. SynSisal® offers a functional and decorative solution for all.

The visual simplicity of modern interiors is warmed up with the texture of Ravenna’s panama weave.

ravenna in color mesquite

Winthrop is a heavy bouclé, perfect for traditional interiors that evoke classic European decor with a modern sensibility.

winthrop in color cedar

The timeless, fine bouclé structure of Medina harmonizes with modern farmhouse interiors or contemporary offices.

medina in color smoke 

medina in color honey

A midcentury modern space, with its uncluttered lines and organic curves, is grounded with Langley’s tiger eye pattern.

langley in color smoke

Astoria’s enduring herringbone pattern echoes the elegance in this transitional style living room.

astoria in color honey

Still not sure SynSisal® is right for the job?

Learn more at our blog post SynSisal®—Sisal Without Limits.