Installation of wall to wall carpeting :
Sisal strongly reacts to the humidity of the environs by either expanding or shrinking. To allow for acclimatization, it is very important that the rolls are opened, unrolled, 24 hours before the installation. When taking measurements for installation, add 2 % to allow for the environmental elements.
Natural fibers are static-free and as such do not attract dust. Although the necessity may not be apparent, it is very important to vacuum clean your rug regularly. The dirt particles will lodge between the sisal fibers and cause the wear.
Remember that sisal is a very absorbent fiber. Liquid spills will cause any dirt particles to rise to the surface and stain the rug and may cause dramatic shrinkage. When a spill occurs, even if it is clean water, it is very important that it is promptly removed, always by blotting with a clean cloth or absorbent paper. Rubbing will only contribute to spread the liquid spill onto a larger area.
To remove solid substances, first remove by scraping with a spoon or the dull side of a knife. Be sure to work from the outside of the spot to the center.
Never pour any cleaning agent directly on the sisal. Be careful not to saturate your rug with cleaning agent. Use a clean cloth for blotting or use a spray bottle. Check first on an inconspicuous part of the carpet if the cleaning agent causes bleeding of the dyes.
Where available, you may try 'Host Dry Carpet Cleaner'. Before and after using this product you must vacuum clean the rug several times.
You have brought part of the nature into your home. With proper care it will provide you with many years of comfort and beauty in your home.
Cleaning solutions :
Vinegar: max ¼ cup of whiter vinegar with ¼ cup of lukewarm water.
Detergent: one teaspoon of laundry (free of bleach) in one cup of lukewarm water.
Ammonia: one table spoon clear household ammonia with ½ cup of water.
Remember: apply, blot, apply blot.