Wool is the most common material used to create area rugs for many reasons. Wool rugs are beautiful, durable, and an all-natural alternative to rugs and carpets made from synthetic fibers. For centuries, people have been creating beautiful and unique wool area rugs, and now, thanks to Plush Rugs, obtaining wool rugs has never been easier, or more convenient.
Why should you choose wool for your area rug? There are many reasons, including:
Stain Resistance: Wool is naturally stain resistant due to the fact that each individual fiber is coated with a membrane that naturally repels water and stains. This keeps color contaminants from penetrating deep into the pile of the carpet. Wool can usually be cleaned with simply a vacuum, wet rag, and a little elbow grease.
Durability: Feel free to place a wool rug in an area of your home with heavy foot traffic. Wool rugs are able to retain their original shape much longer than other types of rugs, for the same reason that they are naturally stain and water resistant. Each strand of wool, in addition to being coated with a protective membrane, is also curly and acts like a spring. This means that even in high traffic areas, wool rugs naturally spring back into place.
Health: Wool is naturally hypoallergenic and has been shown to actually act as a natural air purifier by absorbing common household contaminants from the air (such as formaldehyde), deep into the fibers of the rug. Because it is naturally water repellent, wool rugs, unlike other types of carpets, do not support the growth of mildew. Wool also acts as a natural insulator, providing warmth in the winter and providing year-round humidity control. Also, due to wool’s lower rate of flame spread, low heat release, low heat of combustion, and the fact that it does not melt or drip, wool is the most flame resistant of all the textile fibers.
With so many benefits, it is easy to see why a wool area rug is such a good investment. Browse our wide selection of wool rugs today. You’re sure to find the size, style, shape, and color that are right for your home. And once you do, you can order it online safely and securely, taking advantage of our fast, free shipping and one hundred percent satisfaction guarantee. If you are interested in wool rugs, you might also be interested in red rugs.