Wool carpet has a lot going for it. It looks and feels great, it’s naturally stain-resistant, and it can help insulate a room to keep heating and cooling costs low. Furthermore, wool is durable, flexible and flame-retardant. And, perhaps best of all, it is an all-natural product.
Following are some more things you should know about buying wool carpeting for your Boca Raton home and maintaining it after it has been installed. Contact the experts at Floor Coverings International Boca Raton for questions or a free in-home estimate.
What are the options?
Wall-to-wall carpeting is perhaps the best-known wool carpeting option. However, it is also possible to buy wool carpet tiles. Doing so enables you to create the patterned design of your choice. It also allows you to pull up and replace one or more tiles should damage occur.
You can find wool carpeting in just about any color, pattern or style. Ideally, it is best to view carpet samples in your own home to see which color would look best in the room in question. Check the carpeting color both during the day and at night so you know how it will look at all times. Consider your existing furniture and the size and shape of the room when deciding on an appropriate pattern, color and/or style for your new carpet.
Where can it be installed?
Wool carpets are hypoallergenic and all-natural, making them a great option for families, pet owners and individuals who suffer from allergy problems. Wool carpets can be installed in bedrooms, living rooms and offices. Unfortunately, wool absorbs moisture more quickly than other types of carpeting, making it an unsuitable option for rooms that have high levels of humidity or frequent spills, such as a dining room.
It is also important to be aware that wool carpeting can be worn down or crushed by heavy foot traffic and furniture, creating unsightly bald spots that cannot be repaired. You may need to use area rugs in certain areas where wool carpeting has been installed to protect your new floor from damage.
How To Care for Wool Carpeting
Wool carpets should be vacuumed as often as needed. Dry soil removal is better than other carpet cleaning compounds; however, you will need to make sure the product being used isn’t too strong. Those using a liquid cleaning solution should find one that has a low alkalinity level.
Professional cleaning may be in order from time to time. Be sure to inform the company that the carpet is genuine wool and ask about cleaning options and methods. Wool carpets should be cleaned with care and allowed plenty of time to dry.
While the cost of genuine wool carpeting can be quite high, it is clearly well worth its price tag for all the benefits it can bring you and your family. If you feel this type of carpeting is right for your home, contact our team at Floor Coverings International Boca Raton. We will come to you with our mobile showroom.