The Benefits of Choosing Carpets Made of Natural Wool Fibers
Are you looking for a carpet that can be environmentally friendly, durable and offers a natural color variation? Try carpets made of natural wool fibers. Carpet with natural wool fibers allows you to live a more organic lifestyle. Let’s take a look at the many benefits to choosing carpets made of natural wool fibers.

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Wool comes from the hair of sheep, which makes for high-quality carpets. For example, Berber carpet maintains its form despite shading and crushing. Many wool carpet manufacturers obtain the wool from countries like the United Kingdom, Argentina and New Zealand. Because of this benefit, your natural wool fiber carpet can withstand high traffic areas.

Environmentally Friendly

Natural wool fibers are also environmentally friendly carpets. This type of carpet usually meets the highest environmental standards and quality. Wool takes a giant step further by removing contaminants from the air and improving the health of the indoor environment. In fact, New Zealand researchers have proven that wool significantly reduces indoor air contaminants within seven hours of installation and keeps purifying the air for up to 30 years. Since wool has a three-dimensional structure, it also has a greater area for absorption, enabling it to remove a considerable amount of contaminants from the air without reaching a saturation point. The back of the carpet is held in place with rubber latex and made from a jute material, which is a natural fiber. By choosing this type of material, it results in a floor covering with an ultra-low toxicity. Replacing your flooring with environmentally friendly carpeting will improve the air quality in your home.


Wool is one of the most durable fibers used in carpeting. It has a lifespan of 20 to 25 years, so you can reduce your long-term flooring costs and generate less waste. This material is also easy to clean, which contributes to the material's durability.

Natural Color Variation

Wool carpeting comes in many different colors, which gives you an array of options for improving your room. You have the option to dye the material, but the richly colored option without dye has the least toxicity. You can create a variety of patterns when using the natural color variation of the material. Non-dyed wools are also a good option for people with allergies and anyone sensitive to nonorganic flooring.

Natural Resiliency

Resiliency refers to the material’s ability to bounce back after compression, which makes indoor/outdoor wool carpeting a good option for high-traffic areas. This type of carpeting is also easy to clean, so it can be installed where people are constantly walking on it and bringing in dirt. If the rug is well maintained, then it can last for decades in your home.

Flame Resistant

Wool carpet is a safe option because of its natural resistance to burning. It has a high protein and moisture content, which make it hard to set on fire. If wool does catch on fire, it burns weakly. As a result, it is hard for the fire to spread.

Wool is one of the best and most commonly used fibers in carpeting. It is soft, easy to clean, a natural flame retardant and will retain its appearance for years to come. This type of flooring gives homeowners a comfortable area to walk and relax regardless of how it is constructed. Most homeowners see wool carpets as an investment, which is why the price is justifiable. 
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