When you think of wool you probably picture cozy turtleneck sweaters, perfect for the dead of winter. You might be surprised to know that wool can work just as well at keeping you warm and cozy when it is made into a carpet. Plymouth homeowners looking for a little bit of luxury in their carpet often decide to install beautiful wool carpets. Our experts at Floor Coverings International of Cape Cod want you to know a few things about where wool carpet will work best in your home.
How It’s Made
Wool has been used for hundreds of years in textile fabrics. Sheared from sheep, it is a great natural, sustainable carpet material. Once collected, the wool fabric is weaved through the carpet backing, with each loop cut to create a dense cut pile carpet.
- Eco-Friendly – Made from natural materials, wool carpet is a great eco-friendly flooring option. Unlike synthetic carpet materials, wool carpet is biodegradable and sustainable.
- Warm – Known for its insulating qualities, wool carpet is sure to add an extra layer of warmth to your Plymouth home. Look for wool carpet that is particularly dense to ensure that your home will be extra warm in the Massachusetts winter.
- Durability – Each fiber within wool carpet is solid, making it more effective at masking dirt and debris than synthetic fiber carpets. Although synthetic carpets, specifically nylon, have made advancements in the past few years, many Plymouth homeowners still prefer a natural carpet.
- Luxurious – Arguably one of the softest carpet types, wool carpet has a luxurious and comfortable feel. This luxury comes with a price tag, but if your home is an oasis of comfort, the price just might be worth it.
Where It Works Best
To protect the carpet from damage, we recommend installing it in low-traffic areas of your home. If your home is typically full of activity, why not add a wool carpet to your bedroom for a little bit of luxury? If you’ve constructed your home for kicking your feet back and relaxing, wool carpet could work very well in your living room.
Start in Plymouth Today!
At Floor Coverings International of Cape Cod we look forward to helping you find the right carpet for your home. To get started, schedule a free, in-home design consultation with one of our expert Design Associates. We’ll help you determine if wool carpet works well in your space. We are proud to serve the greater Cape Cod, Plymouth, Barnstable, Falmouth area.