FAQ: which natural fibre is best for stairs?

While they’re not recommended for high-moisture areas such as kitchens or bathrooms, sisal and coir really come into their element as stair carpets, not only giving a fabulous on-trend rustic look but offering brilliant performance into the bargain.

Both sisal and coir have a tough and resilient nature that means they will stay looking good no matter how heavy the footfall. Their natural sound insulating properties are a godsend if your kids are forever pounding up and down stairs and, most important of all, their slightly coarse textures offer plenty of “grip”, helping to reduce the chance of slips or falls. 

With their warm golden tones, coir and sisal floorcoverings are guaranteed to bring a welcoming look to your home and brighten up even the gloomiest hallway or landing area, but if you prefer a bolder look, we’ve got you covered. Unlike seagrass, sisal and coir take dye well, and our carpets, rugs and runners come in a huge range of vibrant as well as organic colours, and an array of vivid patterns. Our beautiful Ceres runners, for example, are made from 100 per cent sisal or a sisal-paper mix and come in 27 trend-led colour combinations – including subtle metallics – for a distinctly contemporary look. 

If you’re a fan of the Global Nomad trend, with its graphic tribal patterns and earthy colours, check out our Aurora coir runners. We’ve given classic herringbone, chevron and stripe designs a modern makeover with punchy shades of emerald, red, orange and gold. Not only are they idea for creating a statement staircase, their intricate patterns are incredibly forgiving when it comes to spills and stains. 

Whether you choose coir or sisal for your stairs, for the gorgeous results these products deserve, we’d recommend you have them fitted by a specialist – just ask us and we can put you in touch with an expert in your area.