Carpets come in a variety of styles and materials to suit different tastes, budgets and needs. They range from waterproof to wall-to-wall, recycled, handmade, area rugs, carpet tile and frieze carpets.
Carpets are also made from different materials including acrylic, polyester, nylon, olefin, triexta, blends and wool. No single carpet fiber is great for everyone since it depends on where it will be placed, the people who will be using it, floor traffic and certainly your budget However, if you want to walk on the warm, luxurious and durable side, wool carpet that is spun from sheep’s wool is what you need.
A wool carpet is great in many ways:
- Luxury and comfort
Wool is the Cadillac of carpet fibers as it stands out, is impressive and well made. It is one of the best investments that you can make in home décor since it is beautiful, warm underfoot and natural. It creates a warmer environment where you can comfortably sit, play, work and relax. It is also comfortable on the feet and helps to reduce slips and falls especially for toddlers and older individuals.
- It is healthy
A wool carpet is great for the environment and general health since it does not contain the chemicals that cause indoor pollution like other synthetic materials. It is also hypo-allergenic because it resists the growth of dust mites and harmful bacteria. It further improves the indoor air quality by trapping particles that would otherwise be found in the breathing zone. It therefore acts as a natural air filter.
- Wool withstands heavy traffic
Wool carpets are not only comfortable but highly resilient with the ability to withstand heavy traffic from feet and pets for many years. It may be expensive but will outlast its synthetic counterparts making it a great choice for those on a budget. Wool is naturally curly hence; it bounces back to shape when crushed.
- It is safe
If you are worried about toxic fumes from your carpet in the case of fire, there is no worry with wool since it is fire resistant. This means that wool naturally self-extinguishes if it catches fire, which stops it from spreading.
- It is easy to maintain
Wool material contains lanolin which is a waxy covering that makes it naturally stain and oil resistant. It is also easy to clean with regular vacuuming and because of its porosity, it does not need any additional soil-resistant protectants since they will penetrate rather than protect it.
- It is eco-friendly
Wool is naturally durable, biodegradable and recyclable making it the most eco-friendly carpet material that you can find. It ages gracefully with an even wear and tear. Wool carpets are also the best in absorbing sounds in the room plus it acts as a sound barrier between floors. When used on stairs, it masks the sound of constant foot traffic.
The benefits of carpet flooring are numerous and it is even better when it comes to a wool carpet. Its warmth, comfort, safety, health, maintenance, durability and environmental friendliness are second to none. Wool may not be available in a variety of styles and can be expensive but it remains one of the most popular carpet materials available.