When we think of wool a thick winter jacket might come to mind, or perhaps a heavy blanket perfect for wrapping yourself in on a cold fall day. Wool is a textile fiber produced from sheep hair. It’s often used to make clothes and blankets because of its insulating qualities and comfortable feel.
Here we’ll be discussing the unique advantages offered by wool carpet. We encourage you to read on, and to consider adding this durable material to your St. Petersburg home.
Wool Carpet Advantages
Insulating—Sheep hair grows in thick elastic tufts, which makes it highly efficient at trapping and holding heat. Perhaps its greatest advantage, wool carpet provides thermal insulation unmatched by other carpet varieties, such as nylon and acrylic. This thermal insulation is accompanied by a comfortable feel characteristic of wool, which is appealing to many homeowners regardless of climate.
Durable—The elasticity of wool carpet also serves to make it durable. Homeowners don’t need to worry that their wool carpet may lose its shape or become dented by heavy furniture within a few years. This carpet holds up well to heavy foot traffic, making it great for busy homes.
Eco-Friendly—Similar to bamboo, wool grows quickly and abundantly. Unlike many other carpet varieties it is highly renewable. Homeowners can rest easy knowing that their wool carpet won’t one day end up sitting in a landfill. They can also count on wool carpet to limit their exposure to manmade chemicals.
Here at Floor Coverings International of St. Petersburg we look forward to helping you find the perfect carpet for your home. Although wool carpet is a great option we have a wide selection, which we encourage you to take a look at in our product gallery. We proudly serve the greater St. Petersburg FL area and offer free consultations. Call us today!
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