Wool Carpet Offers Durability, Cleanliness

Matt Pfeiffer
Written by Matt Pfeiffer
Updated September 10, 2015
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Wool carpets and rugs give rooms an elegant look. (Photo courtesy of Northern Flooring and Interiors)

While synthetic fibers remain the majority of carpets sold, many architects, designers and discerning homeowners choose wool carpeting.

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Wool carpet is available in numerous patterns, textures and prices to meet the needs of any consumer looking to create a stunning interior that will stand the test of time. But why wool? Warm up to the idea of wool carpet by reading about its various benefits.


Wool is a natural, non-allergenic fiber that doesn’t promote the growth of bacteria or dust mites. Its natural soil resistance stands up to messy kids and pets.

It’s easier to clean and typically doesn’t require chemical stain protection treatments.

Not only does it stay clean, it helps clean your air. The purifying fibers of wool absorb and neutralize polluting gases, such as formaldehyde, sulfur dioxide and nitrous oxides. 


Due to its natural crimp, wool is crush resistant. Thanks to their credible durability, antique wool rugs remain in use today. Furniture marks disappear when the fiber is gently moistened and allowed to recover naturally.

Green factors

Wool is naturally flame retardant, difficult to ignite, doesn’t melt and is self-extinguishable. It’s static resistant. Want to be eco-friendly? Wool is sustainable, renewable and biodegradable.


Exceptional bulk gives wool sound and heat-insulating properties that will make your home more comfortable. Wool retains moisture when the air is humid and releases it when the air is dry.

While wool carpet can be more expensive than synthetic fibers, its extreme durability can makes it an ideal choice for wall-to-wall carpet, area rugs and stairways.  

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