Cleaning and Maintenance of Sisal and Seagrass

Sisal is a natural fibre and can successfully be dyed. On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being Silk), Sisal fits into the dye fastness category of about 5-6, therefore accepting a colour fastness of any cold colour dye which means that if challenged it may lose some of its colouration. Seagrass being 1 which will not accept a dye. Therefore our manufacturers recommendations are not to clean Sisal but rather to maintain and care for the rug.


As these are natural fibres they will tend to absorb liquids. If a spill becomes a stain then it may be difficult to remove. The trick is removing the spill before it becomes a stain. Generally coffee, wine and animal urine are the 3 most common culprits.


  • Quickly fetch an absorbent towel and mop up as much of the liquid as possible until fairly dry

  • Flood the affected area with water so it dilutes the stain and keep mopping with absorbent towel until all of the spill is removed

  • Use a hair dryer to dry the flood stained area, circling around from the outside to the center so a water mark does not appear

  • Once dried, there may still be a slight discolouration but the original dark spill should not be noticeable