LEARN MORE ABOUT FLATWEAVE AND SISAL CARPET
One of the oldest types of carpet weave, created using a simple weaving technique that yields beautifully intricate patterns and rich colours. Unlike other types of carpet, flatweaves are made on a loom rather than being knotted, meaning they don’t have a tufted pile. They can be made from different materials, but most commonly you’ll find them comprised of fibres like wool, linen, silk and cotton.
Usually woven using two types of thread: the weft and the warp. The warp threads are strung on a loom vertically, and the weft threads are threaded through the warp to create the weave. The weaver will go back and forth in this manner until the flatweave rug is completed, usually leaving a thin fabric which is the flatweave itself.
Sisal is one of the most durable carpeting options available. The fibres of the sisal agave plant are incredibly tough and strong. They are often used in baling twine and mariner rope, as well as by the auto industry as a green replacement for fiberglass and asbestos.
Sisal is a natural fibre carpeting material, making it non-toxic and good for people with allergies and asthma. Unlike synthetic materials it won’t off-gas volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), so sisal carpets and rugs will contribute to the air quality of your home. Since Sisal is made from plant fibres it is biodegradable, making it a more environmentally friendly carpet option.
There is an extremely wide range of designs available including herringbone, basketweave and boucle.
Flatweave and Sisal carpet edging
Both of these carpet types can be edged with a variety of fabric styles & colours, including leather look. These edged carpets make fantastic rugs, runners and combined with rods look fantastic on stairs. Both carpet types can also be fully fitted, without the fabric edging.