Wool Mix Carpet
Well first you need to choose which style of wool carpet you’d like, 100% wool or 80/20 wool blend mix. 100% wool carpets/natural wool carpets are exactly that, 100% wool. The wool is usually from UK or New Zealand wool. Although you can get some sythentic options made using the wool from animals such as camels, alpacas and llamas! The 80/20 wool blend tends to be blended with other man made fibres. This is done in order to either add some flexibility to the over all carpet, allow dying and colouring or increase durability.
Wool is naturally resistant to stains, however, unfortunately blended carpets aren’t stain resistant. These are still easy to clean, thus can stand their ground in high traffic areas. Cut pile wool carpets are quite a bit more durable and resistant, and don’t collect as much static electricity.
Here are some wool carpet pros and cons, to help you decide on whether wool carpets are your ideal fit.
Wool carpet pros –
- Durability and strength. Wool has an amazing natural strength and durability, The fibre itself has a robustness and crimp that allows it to bounce back. This means the compression, tracking marks and shading have been significantly reduced. That’s why wool carpets last for years and years on end.
- Resistance to dirt. As wool is a natural fibre, it contains oils which makes it resistance to dirt and other oil based soiling. All wool carpets need to stay clean is a good hoovering!
- Fire resistant. Wool is naturally very fire resistance which means it’s a good style of flooring to have in commercial properties!
Wool carpet cons –
- Stains easily. Although it’s resistant to oil based dirt, wool carpets can actually stain very easily with liquids. So for spills such as coffee or wine, you’re going to struggle to remove it completely. Food based stains aren’t as bad, and may be cleaned out using flooring cleaning products.
- Sensitive to sunlight. If exposed to sunlight over a long period, it can cause the colours to fade and even ruin the look of the entire carpet.
Carpets and Flooring St Helens
Overall, we think that a wool or synthetic carpet are very well suited to a huge number of properties, both commercial and domestic. The benefits of wool, definitely outweigh the negatives, negatives which definitely don’t apply to every premise. But if you’re still unsure what would work for you, why not come down and speak to one of our team today?