When it comes to wool carpet, there are a few strange myths that tend to circulate, but don't let anyone pull the wool over your eyes! Wool carpet is an excellent flooring option for any home and far surpasses synthetic alternatives. It’s time to put those rumours to bed for once and for all with these five myth-busting facts:
Fact #1: Wool carpet is easy to clean
Because of its naturally occurring protective scales, wool is easier to clean than some other carpet fabrics. These scales ensure dust and dirt sit on the surface of the wool, making it super easy to vacuum up. Wool carpet can also be deep cleaned by professional cleaners if necessary – and best of all, detergents aren’t required.
Fact #2: Wool carpet is great for soundproofing
Unwanted noise can be irritating, but did you know it can also have a negative impact on your health? It has been associated with not only hearing damage and sleep deprivation but impaired concentration and a whole range of other stress-related symptoms. Wool carpet can significantly improve the acoustics in your home by acting as a sound absorber and creating a buffer between living and sleeping areas. With its unique visco-elastic properties, wool can convert sound to heat, thus dissipating noise and dampening impact sounds such as footfalls and dropped objects.
Fact #3: Wool carpet is good for asthma and allergy sufferers
Allergies be gone! Wool is naturally hypoallergenic, making it the perfect flooring option for those who suffer from allergies. There is also no denying that wool is by far the best type of carpet for those with asthma. Why? Well, wool has a bit of a superpower – it can remove pollutants from the air inside your home. How? It traps particulate pollutants, i.e. dust and prevents it from being stirred up in the air. Simply vacuuming once or twice a week removes these trapped particles for good. Wool’s complex chemical makeup means it will continue purifying the air inside your home for up to 30 years.
Fact #4: Wool carpet is fire resistant
Creating a safe home for your family starts by minimising fire risk from the ground up. Wool is naturally flame resistant and has exceptionally low levels of flammability, making it the logical choice for flooring in your home or office. Adding to a long list of positives, wool also won’t melt or stick if it comes into contact with another burning surface, and rather than burning it ‘chars’ or singes, meaning that less smoke and toxic gases are formed during combustion.
Fact #5: Wool carpet is worth investing in
Carpet, in general, is one of the most affordable flooring options for your home. When you invest in wool, you're paying for a sustainable product of superior quality, along with the knowledge that your carpet will stay in tip-top condition for years to come. As mentioned, it's also excellent for soundproofing, is flame resistant, and purifies the air in your home. Aesthetically, wool carpet is luxurious, timeless and classic; it's comfortable yet durable and suits almost every style of home.
Nothing beats comfort, and when you choose wool carpet for your home, you're creating a comfortable, clean, pollutant-free environment for your family to live in – free from unwanted noise and the risk of hazards, such as a fire. We believe everyone deserves a safe, healthy, happy home and with wool carpet, that’s entirely achievable.