With all the choices in wall-to-wall carpeting these days, tried and true wool carpeting continues to be an excellent option for many reasons. This luxury fiber has a lot of benefits and proves to be a great value while available in a wide variety of styles and colors.
Benefits of wool carpeting:
Easy to clean
The scaly wool fibers are naturally resistant to dirt. Tracked in dirt is generally trapped near the surface and can be removed with proper vacuuming. Wool fibers also have natural oils preventing liquids from being absorbed; they bead up on the surface making them easy to blot up.
Wool is a renewal resource with low impact on the environment. It’s recyclable and biodegradable. Because of it’s natural resistance to dirt and liquids, wool generally needs to be cleaned less often than synthetic fibers and cleaning it doesn’t require harsh chemicals.
Durable and Long Lasting
With proper care, wool carpeting will wear well and last a very long time. Think of how long a wool sweater or coat can last with proper care. Compression marks from heavy furniture can be easily removed by getting the fibers damp and letting them dry naturally to their original state.
Wool carpeting is an excellent choice for people with allergies and asthma. The wool fibers are too long and coarse to be inhaled. The natural resistance of the fibers does not promote dust mites or bacteria to grow and it does not give off harmful emissions.
Wool has a soft, substantial feel underfoot. The natural fibers help regulate indoor temperatures, helping a room stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter through the regulation of moisture in the air.