Wool carpet is, in many ways, the gold standard of the flooring world. Many fabrics try to imitate it, but few truly match the warmth, style, and durability that wool lends to a room. The Floor Coverings International team of Ottawa thinks you should be in the know about all that wool offers, so we’ve pulled together our top five reasons why wool should make the cut for your next flooring renovation project.
- Durable—Wool is made from strong, durable fibers that are also moisture resistant. Since choosing wool is an initial investment, it’s comforting to know that your carpet will last, and last in good condition, for many years to come.
- All Natural—Natural flooring may have become synonymous with exotic-sounding options like seagrass or bamboo, but sheep’s wool has been used for centuries as a natural floor covering. Wool is treated during the carpet making process, so it isn’t the right fit for purists, but it can still be a good option for families who prioritize sustainability or just prefer to avoid synthetics in their home.
- Flame Retardant—Wool’s flame retardant quality is something you hope you’ll never need but thank your lucky stars for if you do. While wool may melt at extremely high temperatures, it will not burst into flame. Wool doesn’t just add comfort to your room; it adds to your peace of mind.
- Insulating—One of our favorite benefits of wool carpeting is its ability to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Wool fibers are crimped, so when they’re packed together into a rug or carpet, they create air pockets. These pockets trap either hot or cold air, depending on the season, and stop it from greatly influencing the temperature of your home.
- Attractive— We would be remiss if we didn’t use this list to highlight the beauty of wool carpeting. Wool accepts dyes well, so it can be vibrantly colored to highlight any design scheme, and since wool is renowned as a floor covering worldwide, it adds a touch of luxury to your home.
If you’re ready to add wool carpeting to your Ottawa home, or you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of different flooring options, the experts at Floor Coverings International of Ottawa are here to help. We’re proud to offer free, in-home, estimates and consultations to help make your flooring dreams come true. Call us today and schedule your free estimate!
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