Wool carpet is generally considered a luxury product. Our customers in the greater Freehold and Middletown, New Jersey areas choose wool because it is a natural fiber that has a unique feel and a long lifespan.
Wool carpets tend to be denser than carpeting made from manmade fibers, giving it a softer feel. Because its fibers are opaque and don’t refract or reflect light, wool carpet also tends to mask dirt and debris better than synthetic carpet fibers like nylon and acrylic, although advances in carpeting technology have greatly reduced the gap in quality between synthetic and natural products.
Many find that wool rugs and carpets are excellent insulators in an area, which is perfect with the chilly winters we get here in the Freehold area. Wool is a great natural fiber and is naturally flame resistant.
Rugs and carpeting have been made out of wool for thousands of years. In fact many heirloom rugs are often made out of wool. These high-quality rugs often maintain their beautiful colorings. This is because wool accepts dyes and coloring techniques fairly easily. However, this also means that wool carpets are prone to stain easily. You can expect your wool carpets to age gracefully with the proper maintenance.
To care for wool carpet, vacuum it regularly to remove any dirt trapped in the fibers. Getting your carpet professionally cleaned every year can also maximize its life and keep it looking new for many years to come. Be sure to use a certified expert as heat and improper cleaning can cause your carpets to shrink or the fibers to become distorted. Once fiber distortion occurs, most wool carpets must be replaced. Use sensitive cleaning solutions for your carpets, as the fibers can be very sensitive to certain chemicals. Consult a wool carpet expert at Floor Coverings International for more maintenance tips and tricks.
There are so many carpeting options when it comes to fibers, styles, colors, patterns, and more. Start exploring your carpeting options with a free in-home estimate and design consultation from Floor Coverings International of Monmouth County, New Jersey. We serve cities in Monmouth and Ocean County, including Holmdel, Manalapan, Marlboro, Middletown, and Freehold. Our team can’t wait to help you find the perfect flooring solution!
Photo: yampi/ Shutterstock. ©yampi.