When it comes to selecting the right carpets for your floors, the first question that arises is usually, wool or synthetic? While there are pros and cons for each option, there is nothing quite like high-quality wool carpet.
Wool has been used to manufacture carpet for thousands of years. Wool carpeting is renowned for its high quality – wool is a resilient, natural, durable and sustainable fibre that is also luxurious both in appearance and feel. It provides comfort underfoot, warmth and insulation for your home, and absorbs sound. Naturally resistant to fire and anti-static, it even helps you to reduce the energy costs associated with warming your home in winter and cooling it in summer.
Ease of Maintenance – Wool is easy to clean and maintain, and there are many homes with wool carpets that last for decades looking and feeling great. To care for wool carpeting, all you need to do is vacuum it regularly and have it professionally cleaned by a reputable carpet cleaning company every 18 months – 2 years.
Lasting Aesthetic Appeal – Wool has a natural spring-back due to its structure; it has a natural crimp. This natural crimp means that it can bounce back time and time again even after heavy traffic use. Compared with synthetic carpeting alternatives, wool will look much better for longer.
Soil and Stain Resistance – Due to the nature of the wool fibre and its inherent natural scales, carpet made from wool is extremely resistant to spills and stains. Dirt remains on the top of the pile until it is vacuumed. Liquid spills are repelled by the natural wool fibres, giving you plenty of time to clean them before they set in.
Flame Resistance – Wool is fire resistant and self-extinguishing. Wool will not ignite in the presence of a flame, but will instead smoulder. Compared with other carpet fibres, wool is a smarter choice as it will not melt.
Natural Insulation – Wool is a natural insulator for your home; it helps keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. It is also great in humid areas as the natural thermal properties of wool mean it can take on up to ten times its weight in moisture (without feeling damp). This moisture is released back into the atmosphere when required.
Anti-allergenic – If you suffer from allergies, wool carpet is a great option in your home for your health and wellbeing. Wool fibre is too large to inhale. Carpet is also a better choice for asthmatics, as dust remains on the top of the carpet until it is removed by vacuuming. (With hard floors, the dust will circulate every time it’s walked over).
Sustainability – As long as we have sheep, we have wool! Wool is derived from live sheep and at no risk to the animal; as such, it is a renewable resource with an unlimited supply. Additionally, it is produced without it is the ultimate choice for those consumers who are environmentally conscious.
Here at Impact Floors, we have a large range of our wool carpet. The wool used in these carpets is sourced from Farms in NZ, which is the producer of some of the best wool in the world. New Zealand wool is prized worldwide and used in carpets globally.
The quality of wool carpet offered at Impact Floors is second to none – provided at the best available prices so that you know there is the ideal product for your needs and your budget. We also offer custom-made wool rugs if you don’t wish to carpet an entire area.
Call us today on (07) 5443 1295 or drop into our Sunshine Coast carpet showroom at 73-75 Wises Road, Maroochydore, Qld.