Maxwell Ryan
Apr 6, 2004

With summer not far ahead, sisal rides into town. Sisal has big time detractors and supporters, and basically the arguments go like this: Pro - its cheaper (than carpet), it feels great under foot, its summery, and it looks sharp. Con - it's not cheap (just cheaper), it doesn't clean or wear well, so it's life is shorter, and it's cold (read - not good year round). The verdict: it is awesome in a summer house and great in a low traffic area around the home or office, where warmth is not an issue. Buying it is getting easier and prices are better if you look online. Here are a few good places we know of, and which will send swatches before you buy. (password: Banana)

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