Wool offers a great carpeting option, especially if you have active children who will spending a great deal of time playing on the floor. Your choice in carpeting materials is highly personal, so we wanted you to be able to make an informed decision.
Choosing Wool Carpet
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Wool carpets are constructed from all natural fibers. This means that they are free of toxins and chemicals unless they are added later. That means fewer volatile organic compounds(VOCs) in the air your children are breathing.
Wool is often referred to as THE premier carpet fiber because of its extreme strength and durability. The combination of strength and durability of wool ensures that your carpet will maintain its appearance longer than synthetic materials.
Wool is naturally flame retardant and will often self-extinguish.
Wool is naturally stain resistant due to the lanolin oil found in the fiber. Because of its stain resistance, wool is easy to clean and vacuum. You will want to use a dry foam cleaner since wool is very porous.
Wool is a very porous material. It has been known to absorb up to ten times its weight in liquid. The porosity of the material means that it is susceptible to mold and mildew. You should never steam clean a wool carpet and you will not want to use it in an area that may become damp on a regular basis.
Wool is a resilient carpeting material, but it should not be used in high traffic areas. Heavy foot traffic can wear down the wool fibers, leading to bald spots in the carpet.
One of the biggest drawbacks to wool carpeting is the cost. Wool carpet can cost as much as 62 percent more than a comparable nylon option.