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sisal stair runners! calling everyone with sisal stair runners!

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Cappuccino Sat 27-Sep-08 13:27:35

give me the lowdown

dh has come home with catalogue of sisal porn

we have a lot of stairs so would bankrupt us but boy, does it look pretty

TheDevilWearsPrimark Sat 27-Sep-08 13:32:17

Lovely, but hurts like hell if you slip and fall down them.

TheDevilWearsPrimark Sat 27-Sep-08 13:32:35

wine WAS involved

Cappuccino Sat 27-Sep-08 13:34:40


they're not slippy then?

NorbertDentressangle Sat 27-Sep-08 13:37:02

Not easy to clean should a child/pet/inebriated adult throw up on it, spill something on it.

Cats love to sharpen their claws on it (think scratching post)

Rough on your feet and childrens knees.

These aren't from personal experience but things we warned about when we considered using it. We went for carpet in the end.

Cappuccino Sat 27-Sep-08 13:42:47

the roughness is the only thing putting me off tbh

FluffyMummy123 Sat 27-Sep-08 13:44:46

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Cappuccino Sat 27-Sep-08 13:45:50

it is stripy [hurt]

Cappuccino Sat 27-Sep-08 13:46:55

and our house is all white, and we hate neutrals, and the only fecking stair carpet you can buy is either neutral, or all one colour - best for showing the dirt

TheDevilWearsPrimark Sat 27-Sep-08 13:47:54

Aah stripey sisal stair runners, so so lovely.

noddyholder Sat 27-Sep-08 13:48:11

I think it looks great on stairs.Neighbours had it and had pets and 2 boys and it looked good.Think it was quite new though.I have had it in rooms but not stairs and loved it Will be having in my new house There is a lovely grey one

CantSleepWontSleep Sat 27-Sep-08 13:56:15

No no no Cap. I had a thread about stair carpet the other day, and WendyWeber found me this stuff. We are going to get some I think - just picking which colour. It's shown as a runner in this pic, but comes in 4m widths so is fine for doing whole stair.

TheDevilWearsPrimark Sat 27-Sep-08 14:03:31

Oh drool, that's gorgeous!

Cappuccino Sat 27-Sep-08 14:12:12

yes it is lovely but it is 100% wool

my mum used to work in carpets and says that 100% wool will not last long enough on stairs

this is a 20 year job, we can only afford to do it the once

Cappuccino Sat 27-Sep-08 14:12:37

you need 20% nylon, apparently

FluffyMummy123 Sat 27-Sep-08 14:12:48

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CantSleepWontSleep Sat 27-Sep-08 14:13:19

It is isn't it TDWP? Here's one of the colours that we are considering, to make you drool some more!

maidamess Sat 27-Sep-08 14:15:57

It depends what roughness of sisal you get. We have sisal all up our stairs, in our bedrooom, and had an odd piece whipped into a rug for the front room. I LOVE IT.

I like its texture. yes it can stain IF you leave a wet patch for a long time. If you mop it up quick its fine.

We got ours from these people who were half the price of anyone else I tried.

maidamess Sat 27-Sep-08 14:16:59

Oh, and its not slippy.. And doesn't show the dirt at all.

PoorOldEnid Sat 27-Sep-08 14:17:09

i have seagrass throughout

its great

you do have to clean toddler poo out with an old toothbrush though

PoorOldEnid Sat 27-Sep-08 14:17:49

mine is sort of mottled

manages to hide the mud

our lovely woollen carpets lasted approx 6 months

maidamess Sat 27-Sep-08 14:18:24

Yeah, carpets stink.

TheDevilWearsPrimark Sat 27-Sep-08 14:19:21

Oh drool, no don't do this to me. I'm loving the one that's mainly reds.

But would it look good on stained stairs, or maybe I can paint them white.

Oh and get fabulous stair runners.

no no no

PoorOldEnid Sat 27-Sep-08 14:20:55

it is rough on feet

but I like it now - like scratchy towels

it kind of scrubs your feet

Cappuccino Sat 27-Sep-08 14:25:47

we do think that if we got it it would make dd1 walk down the stairs holding onto the handrails rather than bumping down on her arse

it would be like a v expensive form of physiotherapy-enforcement

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