There are a lot of incredible soft-surface flooring options out there to choose from, but there's one that we feel stands out from the crowd as an overall "best". We're talking about wool. If you're on the lookout for new carpet and it's not on your radar, there are a few things you should know about this frequently overlooked carpet superstar.
You might be asking yourself what we mean when we say wool is the "best" overall. Well, we are looking at it through the lens of durability, sustainability, eco-friendliness, and overall performance. There's our answer, now let us show you the proverbial math.
Wool is Naturally Durable
Wool fibers naturally grow in a corkscrew shape that is responsible for many of its most desirable properties, one of which is its high degree of crush resistance. Wool fiber's unique shape allows it to literally spring back into shape when pressed. This makes it virtually immune to crushing from heavy, prolonged pressure.
Wool is Easy to Maintain
One of the biggest hassles of most carpets is the way they tend to attract and hold lint. This isn't the case with wool. This property makes wool extremely easy to vacuum.
When it comes to wet cleaning, wool fiber's ability to expand when wet, allows it to actually expel trapped dirt, making for newer looking carpets.
Wool is Extremely Eco-Friendly
When you get right down to it, wool is pretty much made of the grass that the sheep eat, and there's no shortage of that! Seriously though, wool is an extremely renewable resource that grows on each sheep yearly. As a natural fiber, wool is completely biodegradable, and breaks down into valuable nutrients such as potassium and nitrogen. If you bury it in the ground, it just turns into more grass for the sheep to eat, continuing the cycle.
We Have an amazing Selection of Wool Carpet at Our Warehouse
If we've managed to pique your interest, and you'd like to learn more about wool carpet, we'd love to help. If you'd like to arrange for a free, no-obligation consultation and estimate, simply call, email, or stop by our Carpet Giant flooring store in Houston, TX, to check out our incredible carpet sales and discuss your options!