wool carpet flooring MediaIf you’re looking for a comfortable, rugged, natural material for your home in the Media area, look no further than wool. Sheared from adorable sheep all over the world, wool carpet flooring is a sustainable and practical option for Media homeowners who are looking for something cozy and tough.

The experts at Floor Coverings International Brandywine Valley are here to give you a quick overview of wool carpeting so that you can decide whether it’s right for your home and family. Read on to learn more!

What is Wool Carpet Flooring?wool carpet flooring samples Media

Though wool technically also refers to the fibers from goats, oxen, camels, and rabbits, the wool carpet in your home is made from the fibers of sheep. Wool has been a vitally useful material for clothes and floor coverings since before the Middle Ages in the UK, but most wool production now occurs in Australia, China, and New Zealand.

There are many different categories and qualities of wool, but the main thing you need to know is that it is resilient, abrasion resistant, and versatile. Wool can be more expensive and does require some protection that synthetic fibers do not – but with a little care, wool is a smart investment that can last for a long time.

Advantages of Wool

Unlike synthetic materials such as nylon and polyester, wool is completely natural. That means the cozy fibers beneath your feet are environmentally friendly and completely sustainable. Here are a few other benefits of wool:

  • Fire and water resistant
  • Extremely soft and comfortable
  • Easy to dye – lots of color and pattern options
  • Eco-friendly material
  • Reduces presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Use Wool for the Carpet in Your Home

If you’re no longer feeling sheepish about wool and you’re ready to get started with a new carpet project, get in touch with the team at Floor Coverings International Brandywine Valley! Or even better, schedule a free, in-home consultation with our mobile showroom so that you can see real samples and talk to our expert design team about a carpet flooring solution that fits your needs and budget. Our team serves the greater Elkton, Kennett Square, Chester County area, so contact us today!

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