Wool is a durable, soft, and high-quality carpet that many homeowners in the greater Cleveland area love! While there are many different carpet fibers out there to pick from, wool is one of our favorites. The experts at Floor Coverings International Cleveland East share the different benefits and considerations of wool carpet below.
Advantages of Wool
Wool carpet is made from the hair of sheep, making it a biodegradable and sustainable resource. The crimped and elastic fibers are great for trapping heat and keeping it in the room. If you want to keep your house warm and your energy bill down, wool can help with this! Due to wool’s opaque fibers, it will also hide dirt and debris better than synthetic carpet fibers.
Wool is also a great option for those with allergies or asthma. Since wool is naturally hypoallergenic, it is better for the air quality of your home. Wool is a very durable fiber and will last for a long time.
Drawbacks of Wool
Wool comes with many great benefits, but this does create a higher price tag. While it tends to be quite a bit more expensive than synthetic fibers, the long-term value does pay off. If cost is a concern, some homeowners install wool in higher-traffic areas of the home and use synthetic options such as nylon in areas with less foot traffic.
Wool can also be pretty absorbent, meaning it will stain more easily than some synthetic options. Avoid installing it in areas where food and water may be spilled if this is a concern.
Are you ready to install wool carpet in your Cleveland East home? Let us go over the many different benefits of wool and any other carpet fiber during a free in-home design consultation! We bring the samples right to your door and proudly serve the greater Cleveland area.
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