Wool and wool blend carpets are renown for their quality, outstanding performance, appearance retention and natural abilities. Wool carpets have a natural fibre, that is continually in abundance. Wool carpets have no chemicals in its manufacturing and are therefore environmentally friendly, soft and inviting and do not create nasty static. Wool is a natural product, biodegradable and a renewable resource. Generally wool is non-toxic, hypo-allergenic and will not support bacterial growth. They are easily cleaned as they naturally repel dirt and liquids. Dirt stays on the surface of the wool carpet until vacuumed, meaning wool carpets are a healthy solution for allergy sufferers. The natural benefits of pure wool helps wool carpets keep their good looks longer. As wool carpet has a naturally scaley surface this makes it resistant to soiling and is able to release dirt easily when vacuuming. Water based liquids are unable to penetrate the natural coating on the wool fibres. With its natural elasticity it is able to stand up to everyday wear and tear.
Wool is the most naturally flame resistant fibre. It has low flame spread and heat release properties and it is difficult to ignite. Wool does not melt or drip and has excellent self extinguishing properties. This means pure new wool carpets comply with many international flammability regulations without the need for additional flame resistant treatments. With its natural flame resistance and anti static properties it is one of the safest choices when choosing a carpet.
Wool carpets also contain natural noise absorbing fibres helping to reduce the stressful background noise of everyday life.
Tips to help keep your carpet looking good.
1. Vacuum regularly
2. Spills to be cleaned up as soon as they happen.
3. Scoop up solids before cleaning.
4. Liquids need to be blotted as soon as possible by using clean white towelling or a paper towel.
5. Us a recommended spot removal agent to clean for a specific stain.
6. If the stain is serious or you are unsure what it is, call an expert carpet cleaner.
7. Before treating stains, test treatments on an inconspicuous part of the carpet for possible colour change.
8. Rinse with cold or lukewarm water only. Never saturate your carpet.
9. To dry, blot with a white towel or paper towel or use a cold air fan to complete drying.
10. When required have carpet professionally cleaned. Steam cleaning is recommended.
11. Do not rub carpet pile during the stain removal and rinsing stages.
To ensure your wool carpets keep their good looks as long as possible, it is essential to maintain a regular cleaning schedule and immediately clean spills to prevent stains. Prompt action is important to prevent stains from penetrating the carpet fibres and stain becoming fixed.