A high quality carpet is a great investment for your Bozeman home. The comfort of luxury carpeting is unbeatable and, if you are considering selling your home, it could help improve the resale value of the house as well.
When it comes to quality carpet, the fiber you select is often more important than the style. Wool carpeting is the most popular of the natural fiber options, and there are many reasons why. Learn more about the benefits of wool from our team at Floor Coverings International Bozeman.
About Wool Carpet
Wool is one of the most common carpet fibers in America. It is produced from sheep’s wool and is therefore a renewable resource. Most wool for carpet production comes from the UK, New Zealand or Argentina, but US grown wool is also available for a premium. Regardless of where it’s produced, wool carpet has multiple benefits to consider.
Benefits of Wool
Wool carpet is organic and hypoallergenic, which is one of its greatest benefits. It can be produced without dyes or synthetic chemicals, and that really appeals to homeowners with young children or allergy-sufferers. Wool carpet is simply better for your health and better for the environment.
In addition, wool carpet is naturally stain resistant and flame retardant. It will repel liquids and even oil that is tracked into the house. It is also good at hiding soil stains that do find their way into the fibers, helping it maintain a clean and new appearance over time.
Wool also stays looking newer longer because it is soft and springy. It doesn’t crush as easily as many other carpet fibers, making it a great option for high traffic spaces. Finally, wool is an excellent insulator. It helps prevent the transfer of warm or cold air into the home, keeping your rooms cozier than they might otherwise be.
Drawbacks of Wool
With all the benefits of wool, there are some important drawbacks to consider. Wool has a tendency to fade. It’s best to select a carpet in a neutral color to help minimize this effect. Wool is also prone to mold and mildew, so take care to not place it in rooms that have high humidity or exposure to moisture.
Perhaps the biggest downside of wool carpeting is the price point. It is more expensive than synthetic carpet fibers, such as nylon, polyester or polypropylene. Wool carpet is often worth the investment, however, for its durability and health benefits.
If you are interested in learning more about this or other carpet fibers, contact our team at Floor Coverings International Bozeman. We’ll come to you with our mobile showroom so you can browse samples in the comfort of your own home or office.
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