An area rug is the underpinning of a room’s decor. In addition to color and beauty, it should provide comfort and warmth. In rooms with high traffic, it should also be of sturdy construction that wears well. For many, the simple and obvious choice is a wool rug.
Wool area rugs are more expensive than rugs made of synthetic fibers, but a they will outlast and outperform a synthetic fiber rugs. Wool rugs offer some advantages that make them an appealing and wise choice for many uses in your home. Wool area rugs will last decades longer than synthetic fiber rugs or even other natural fiber rugs, making them well worth the initial investment.
Wool is naturally flame-retardant, it will not ignite and if exposed to flame will self-extinguish. Unlike some synthetic fibers, a wool rug will not burn and give off toxic fumes. This makes wool a great choice for families.
Wool is natural, so in addition to being non-toxic, it is also non-allergenic. Wool fibers also absorb dust particles and some pollutants in the air, which can aid those with allergies by keeping their environment cleaner and dust-free.
Wool fibers are also naturally resilient – they can be stretched and bounce back to their original shape. A wool rug that is cared for properly will last for years.
Wool is the perfect choice for high-traffic areas as it will retain its shape and beauty for many years longer than rugs composed of synthetic fibers.
Keep in mind that wool rugs require care in cleaning, and will take longer to dry than other fibers because of their high rate of absorbency. Regular vacuuming and spot-cleaning with products that are safe for wool will help you keep your wool area rug looking beautiful for years to come.
We invite you to browse our extensive selection of fine wool area rugs during our Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale. If you need assistance in choosing the right rug for your home, please contact us.