The return of wool carpet
The last few years have seen an increase in the trend of the return of the wool carpet. The days of laminate flooring may be a thing of the past, and the rise of the wool carpet will once again reign supreme.
So what is it about wool carpets that make them such a good choice for flooring both in the home and office? And why is it seen as superior to laminate and wooden flooring?
Wool is a durable material, and when used for flooring can offer a softness, warmth, and long-lasting quality that synthetic flooring can’t. Wool is an organic fabric, and it is one that can ‘breathe’ so to speak. Wool allows the air to flow both around and through it to help eliminate bacteria and mould spores and help to keep your carpet smelling fresh.
Wool carpets are also superior in the fact that they do not scuff or leave imprints which can commonly occur with synthetic flooring. Not only that, but wool is a renewable source which does not require the use of harsh man-made chemicals to produce.
When it comes to home safety, wool carpets offer the added layer of security of not being flammable. Now, that's not to say you should go holding a naked flame to it to test this theory as this would lead to your carpet becoming damaged.
Wool carpets also work in quite a unique way when it comes to temperature too. Wool keeps your floor cooler during the warmer months and warmer during the cooler months. If that is not enough to convince you that wool is the way to go, the colours of wool carpets also tend to be richer, more vibrant, and full of depth when compared to their man made synthetic counterparts.
Yes, it is true that the initial cost of a wool carpet is going to be more than that of synthetic flooring, but when compared year for year, the wool carpet will actually be the more economical choice due to the fact that the average life of a wool carpet is 7 years longer than that of a synthetic one.
Purchasing a 100% natural wool carpet is good for the environment, good for the home, and good for the wallet. Why would you choose an inferior synthetic product when you have such a wonderful selection of natural and organic materials to hand?