Constructed from natural fibers, (the fleece of sheep or lambs), wool is extremely popular for rugs, but accounts for less than 1% of the fiber used in carpet. Although there are thousands of carpet and rug types to choose from, wool is often considered the premier choice; and while wool carpets and rugs may be more expensive, they are worth the investment. Here are a few reasons why wool carpet and rugs are the right choice for you and your home.
- Strength: wool carpets are known for long-lasting resiliency, durability, and texture retention.
- Comfort: The soft and natural feel of wool simply cannot be achieved with a synthetic fiber.
- Moisture: Because wool is porous, it is able to absorb and release up to 30% of its weight in moisture, without feeling damp. This will keep a room’s temperature and humidity levels more constant.
- Stain resistant: Lanolin, a natural oil present in wool, makes its fibers naturally stain-resistant. The fibers also hold dirt and spilled liquids near the top of the surface, allowing for easier cleaning.
- Absorbency: – The protein- based chemical makeup of wool allows it to accept a number of dye types and techniques resulting in superior color fastness and intensity.
- “Green”: Wool is a “green” choice due to the fact it is a renewable resource and is biodegradable.
Special care and caution
Wool carpeting can fade over time in areas consistently exposed to direct sunlight. Be sure to close the drapes while you are not at home and/or during peak sun hours. You can also use clear, ultraviolet-blocking window coatings and add special carpet or rug protectors as an extra layers of protection.
If you’re looking for the ultimate in wool carpets and rugs, choose Karastan. From the moment the first Karastan wool rug came off the loom, the name became synonymous with elegant machine-made rugs that rivaled their handmade counterparts. Always moving ahead with new ideas, colors, fibers, and techniques to make your home a more beautiful place in which to live, Karastan carpets and rugs come in an endless variety of colors, textures, and designs.
Come to Flack’s today to shop our huge selection, including Karastan wool carpets and rugs. While price may be an initial deterrent when considering wool, remember we have a variety of convenient financing options, subject to credit approval. Visit us today to see and feel our wool carpets and rugs for yourself!