Why choose wool for your carpet and rugs?
There are many benefits of wool carpet and rugs. Wool carpet is the most ideal soft floorcovering for many reasons. It is durable, resilient, and most importantly a renewable resource. Wool fibers are natural which makes them long lasting, flame retardant, and resistant to dirt and crushing. Have I mentioned they are the easiest to clean and maintain? Here are the reasons why we love wool.
1. Wool carpet, when dyed, are vibrant and excels in both its depth and color clarity. The color is locked into the wool rug or carpet and it can’t be rubbed off by walking on it or through the movement of furniture. This means your wool rug or carpet will retain its look for a long time than any other material. You have endless color possibilities with wool.
2. Environmental responsibility is extremely important to us. Because of that, the majority of the brands that we carry are 100% wool. Wool is an amazingly sustainable flooring material because it comes from sheep fed on pastures and fueled by sunlight. These carpets are made from sheep from all over the world including Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, and Canada.
3. Wool carpets are the healthiest choice for floor covering. This is because wool doesn’t give off toxins known as Volatile Organic Compounds, which are released from synthetic fibers. It is also non-allergenic and does not encourage growth of bacteria or dust mites. Wool rugs work as filters for dust, pollen, and spores keeping the air in your room as fresh as possible. You can even place your wool rug in the sunlight where the UV rays will kill any dust mites without any chemical products or treatments.
4. Wool is strong. There has been tests in durability and it actually takes more than 10,000 bends to break a wool fiber.
Lastly, because of the rising price of petroleum used to make synthetic materials, wool carpets and rugs are actually becoming more affordable!
We are able to obtain any carpet from these popular brands of wool rugs and carpet if given enough time and information. We almost guarantee we can track down your choice, and purchase it at a better price than retail.