When we think of wool a thick, heavy jacket might come to mind, or perhaps a warm blanket perfect for fall. Wool is made from the hair of sheep and is known for its thermal insulation. For centuries it has been used to make clothes and other textiles. Here we’ll be discussing the benefits offered by wool carpet. We encourage you to read on, and to consider adding this timeless material to your Maple Grove home.
Wool Carpet Benefits
Insulating—Sheep hair grows in a crimped and elastic fashion, which makes it highly efficient at trapping and holding heat. The thermal insulation that wool carpet provides is unmatched by nylon and synthetic carpet. It’s a great option for homeowners that experience harsh Midwest winters, and will help to keep heating costs down.
Eco-Friendly—Wool is a highly renewable resource. Like bamboo, it grows quickly and abundantly. Homeowners can rest easy knowing that no sheep are harmed in the making of wool carpet. They also don’t have to worry that their wool carpet will one day end up in a landfill.
Wool Carpet Care
Wool carpet tends to mask dirt and debris better than nylon and acrylic carpet. This is because its fibers are solid and opaque. Although your wool carpet will continue to look new in high traffic areas we do recommend that you vacuum it regularly to remove any dirt trapped in its fibers. Getting your carpet professionally cleaned once a year is also a good idea. This will maximize its lifespan and keep it looking new for years to come.
Here at Floor Coverings International Maple Grove we look forward to helping you find the perfect carpet for your home. Although wool carpet is a great option we offer a wide selection, which we encourage you to take a look at in our product gallery. Our design experts proudly serve the greater Maple Grove, Plymouth areas and offer free consultations. Call us today!
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