Pure Wool Or Wool Mix Carpet – Which One To Choose

Wool Carpet Image

Wool Carpet

When it comes to warm and comfortable flooring there is nothing to beat the feel of good carpets under your feet. However, selecting the right carpets for your home can be a tricky task due to the wide choice on the market. You will want to consider issues such as color, pattern, pile and price before making a final decision, but you will also need to think about what you want your new carpets to be made of.

The choice includes pure wool carpet, man-made or wool mix, all of which have different properties. If you are planning to fit a new carpet in a room where comfort is the most important factor, such as the lounge or a bedroom, you may decide that pure wool is the best option as it is the one that feels best underfoot.

Wool Carpet Picture

Wool Carpet

Pure wool carpets also have a number of properties that make them ideal for use in the home. The natural qualities of wool means carpets made from it are hard-wearing and non-allergenic, as well as having flame retardant and stain resistant qualities. However, 100 percent wool carpets are not the only choice for the home. In areas where there is likely to be heavy foot traffic, such as the landing, hall and stairs, you may find a wool mix carpet is the best choice.

Wool mix carpets normally have an 80 percent wool content, with the rest consisting of man made fibers such as polypropylene, nylon or acrylic. This combination helps to make it even stronger and more durable than a pure wool carpet. It will be able to stand up to the day-to-day battering carpets in busy areas of the home take and keep its shape for many years. This quality makes wool mix carpets a particularly good choice if you are looking for the best value for money.

If you want to find a cheap carpet, then a man made one may be the answer. While not as comfortable underfoot as pure wool and wool mix carpets, some man made options are water and stain resistant, making them an excellent choice for children’s bedrooms and kitchens.