Natural Fibers / Sisal
For the greenest flooring use natural fibers such as seagrass, jute, or sisal (pronounced “sigh-suhl”). It is non-toxic, biodegradable, and better for people with allergies. A natural fiber carpet will come in a variety of textures and patterns. It is also absorbent, which means that it can stain more easily than other fibers. It can’t be wet or steam cleaned. Sisal can be durable, but it can also have a rough texture. So unless you want your feet to have a daily exfoliant, look into other options.