Nothing is better than sinking your feet into a soft, plush carpet first thing in the morning – right? If you’re looking to create the perfect relaxing bedroom, you’ll want the highest quality carpet to match. Here at Floor Coverings International La Jolla our favorite choice for a cozy carpet is wool – you’ll be amazed at how durable something so soft can be! Read below to learn how wool carpeting could be the solution you were looking for in your La Jolla home.
Wool is considered a luxury carpet due to its exceptional softness. The cushion of your carpet will depend on the pile type of your carpet fibers. Select cut piles like frieze for maximum comfort. Wool is not only soft, but it is also a great insulator. It will help to keep your room cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Although wool is the most commonly used all-natural fiber type in wall-to-wall carpeting, it can also be rather expensive. For this reason, wool is a popular choice for area rugs as well.
Unlike some other natural fiber types, wool is incredibly durable. With the proper care, it can last just as long (or even longer) than synthetic fibers. Thanks to its natural crimp, wool carpeting is resistant to crushing and holds its form better than other fibers. Most soft carpets crush easily – but not wool!
Dirt and Stain Resistance
Wool is also highly resistant against staining. While most carpets can be treated to be stain resistant, wool naturally has this quality. Most synthetic carpets tend to attract oils, but wool naturally repels oil and dirt. The structure of a wool fiber consists of many shingles, similar to a roof, which allow dirt and grime to be easily flaked away.
Wool carpet can help regulate humidity, as it traps moisture within its fibers. However, while this could be an advantage in some circumstances, it can be detrimental in the case of spills. Wool tends to absorb liquids, making the growth of mildew possible. Only install wool carpet in dry rooms and clean up spills quickly to keep your carpet in tip-top shape.
As with most all-natural products, wool has a number of bonuses that synthetic carpets do not. Since wool is all natural and does not need chemical treatments or dyes, it is hypoallergenic and great for chemical-sensitive individuals. Wool is also naturally fire resistant and won’t melt.
However, one of the most attractive perks for many homeowners is the fact that wool is very eco-friendly. Unlike synthetic carpets, wool is renewable and biodegradable. It’s perfectly sustainable and a great choice for eco-conscious homeowners.
Get Started Today
With the countless benefits wool carpeting has to offer, it’s no wonder that it is the most commonly used all-natural fiber type. Call Floor Coverings International La Jolla to schedule your free, in-home design consultation and we’ll help you pick the perfect wool carpet for your La Jolla home. We proudly serve San Diego, La Jolla, Clairemont and surrounding areas.
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