Why Wool Rugs Are Superior To Synthetics
The value of wool is as long-lasting as the fiber itself. Inherently flame retardant, resistant to dirt and crushing, it is naturally superior to synthetics.
It is inherently flame retardant, thereby difficult to ignite and self-extinguishing. It has little danger from accidental fall of burning cigarettes or candles. Instead of burning freely when touched by flame, wool chars and stops burning when it is removed from the source of fire. Wool is self-extinguishing and will not support combustion; this is why wool blankets are recommended for use in extinguishing small fires.
Wool, unlike synthetic fibers, rapidly absorbs common contaminants in indoor air like formaldehyde, nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide (emitted by construction materials, home paint, furniture, fossil fuel, cooking etc.). Not only does wool keep the air free of many harmful pollutants, it will not emit them, even when heated. In fact, it has been estimated that wool carpets can continually purify indoor air for up to 30 years.
Wool’s long, coarse fibers cannot be inhaled and therefore not affect allergies and asthma. Unlike synthetic materials wool does not give off harmful emissions.
So when you consider wool carpet’s ability to improve and maintain indoor air quality, you can see how it adds value to each of your installations… value that will be reflected in the improved health and comfort of those in that environment.
Easy To Clean
Unlike synthetic fibers, wool doesn’t attract static electricity sparks, or cling to the body. Static electricity charges actively attract dirt so wool doesn’t get as dirty and is easier to clean when stains or other spills occur.
Why Mongolian Wool
As with every natural material there are different grades and quality of wool. Mongolian sheep wool is considered the finest in the world due to the extremely harsh, cold environment the sheep live in. This produces a dense, resilient and uncommonly soft fiber that is ideal for the manufacture of high quality rugs and carpet.