Wool Carpets

Wool Carpet FAQs

The short answer is – yes! Wool carpets are a great choice for any home. Not only are they luxuriously soft underfoot, they also provide long-lasting durability and help to retain heat, which overtime can lead to lower energy bills. Wool is a natural fibre which has a long list of benefits over synthetic materials such as nylon, or polypropylene. Wool is sustainable, biodegradable and flame resistant due to its high moisture and protein content.
Wool is naturally designed to protect sheep from the elements of harsh weather, therefore making it easy to clean and care for. Wool carpets are naturally stain resistant and most stains be taken care of with just water and regular vacuuming can pick up every day dirt. Wool mix carpets which combine a high level of 100% wool with a synthetic fibre such as nylon or polypropylene, are also a great option for more heavy duty areas as many are bleach cleanable.
Wool is not only comfortable underfoot for us humans, but it’s also super soft for the paws of our four legged friends. Wool carpets are ideal for homes with pets, due to their hypo-allergenic nature, acting as a natural air filter to produce cleaner air for our pets to breathe. They are also extremely durable and easy to clean, with only a regular vacuuming needed and quick response’s to any little accidents to prevent any stains. If you are worried about any shedding of fur, opt for a carpet that matches the colour of your pet’s hair to keep the flooring looking clean.
Wool carpet is hypo-allergenic and a great option for people who suffer from asthma, allergies or eczema. Wool improves the air quality by absorbing airborne contaminants such as deodorants, cleaning chemicals or smoke and due its lack of moisture, dust mites find it difficult to survive within the fibres.
Wool and wool mix carpets are a good choice for high traffic areas such as halls, stairs and landings due to their durable nature. Wool repels stairs and dirt, so won’t pick up any footprints and doesn’t flatten easily, meaning you carpet will retain its good looks for longer.
A high quality wool carpet can last around 20 years with regular TLC, making it one of the most hard-wearing carpet choices on the market. Similar to fashion, wool is an investment and you can reap the benefits for many years to come.
Whilst all wool carpets are a great choice, wool berber carpets are even better! Berber carpet is dense and made from tightly woven loops, making it extremely hard-wearing and easy-to-clean. Wool berber carpets require less maintenance due to the low loop piles, meaning dirt sits on the surface as opposed to sinking lower into the fibres - they also are less susceptible to flattening so are great for high traffic areas such as stairs.

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