The benefits of wool

The benefits of wool

The benefits of wool

A Wool rug is an incredibly healthy choice of floor covering as Wool doesn’t give off the harmful toxins known as VOC’s which are released from synthetic fibres.
It is also non-allergenic and does not promote the growth of bacteria and dust mites making it a healthy choice.

Wool is springy and its fibres can be stretched by more than 35% and still easily return back to their natural shape
which means that wool rugs will last for many years without showing signs of wear and tear so you will quickly recoup any investment in your wool rug.

Wool rugs or carpet actually prevent heat loss reducing your heating energy requirements.
With up to 10% of heat being lost through an uninsulated floor a wool rug with its excellent insulating properties will certainly help to reduce this figure.
In summer the converse is true and your wool rug will prevent heat rising through the floor and keep your room cool and comfortable.

Wool is naturally 30% more stain resistant than even the best synthetic fibres.
Wool’s natural light wax coating will also actually help to stop stains penetrating the wool leaving soiling near the surface where it can easily be removed without the use of harsh chemical cleaners.

Due to its high protein and moisture content Wool is naturally flame retardant and exhibits a lower flame spread than synthetic fibres.
It also produces lower smoke emissions so that it doesn’t create such dangerous levels of carbon monoxide and other toxic fumes.
This natural moisture content means Wool is also resistant to static electricity. Wool is a very safe surface for you and your little ones.