Buying Advise: Wool Carpet

Recyled wool carpet used in vineyards

Wool carpet is not only renewable and very durable, but some products are also low toxic and biodegradable. These are rare qualities in carpet considering most petrochemical-based carpets can include as many as 120 chemicals and be a primary source of indoor air quality problems. Natural wool is one of the most durable carpet materials, lasting 25 to 50 years.

Wool is a natural fiber that synthetics strive to emulate. Wool resists and releases soil more easily, has the greatest resilience, absorbs noise and noxious gases from the air, resists odor, and resists fire more than other fiber choices. Wool wears longer, insulates during the winter and summer, and is produced without hazardous chemicals. Wool is non-toxic, non-allergenic and will not support bacterial growth.

Because of the unique composition of the fibers, wool can absorb up to 30% of its own weight in water vapor regulating humidity. It can also absorb air contaminants such as formaldehyde and sulfur dioxide. Wool naturally sheds water and therefore most stains, while maintaining an excellent natural flame resistance without use of chemical treatments.

Wool is a completely natural and renewable product. Buying wool carpet also advances wool production which benefits local farmers.

Learn more about the Benefits of Wool Carpet HERE

Click HERE to learn how Bellbridge recycles wool carpet for use in wine vineyards.

FACT: Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets has many wool products that are priced LESS than their nylon equivalent.

Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets has been certified and acknowledged as a Showroom of Excellence by the Wools of New Zealand. Our showroom in Orange County, CA offers over 70 name brands at discount prices. We are open to the public and the trade.


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