I've long been a fan of plant-derived natural fiber rugs for the texture they add to interiors. But as anyone who owns one of these rugs knows, they are not meant for areas with heavy traffic and don't hold up well to the wear and tear of the typical family with kids and pets. Despite their rugged appearance, plant-derived natural fiber rugs can be as delicate as some of the finest hand-knotted silk woven rugs (but don't come with that hefty price tag).
At last there is an option for getting high performance natural sisal carpet. Merida has introduced Urbana -- a sisal whose fibers are treated for fire, stain and liquid resistance before being spun and woven into the carpet. Suitable for commercial, hospitality and residential settings, Urbana is available in 5 colorways ranging from natural to dark brown and gray tones. Even better, Urbana is available for Quick Ship in just two to four weeks and can be finished for use as area rugs or laid wall-to-wall.
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I'm thrilled to have this new product in my arsenal of designer floor coverings. I think I can speak for all interior designers and say, thank you Merida!