Wool carpet adds unmistakable elegance to interior spaces. The natural beauty of wool stems from the inherent complexity of the fibre itself, evolved to protect sheep, no matter the conditions! That’s why we still wear wool, sleep with wool, insulate with wool and enjoy walking on wool.
Natural Insulation and Humidity Control
Wool carpet is a natural insulator, helping to keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer. Because of wool’s natural inbuilt crimp, air is kept in millions of tiny pockets which provide an insulating effect, ia comfortable environment.
The unique properties of wool react to changes in temperature, absorbing and desorbing large qualities of moisture from the air to control humidity. In cold, damp conditions (high relative humidity) moisture is absorbed by wool and heat is given off. In warm dry conditions, moisture is released by wool, resulting in a cooling effect.
Wool carpet is ideal for allergy and asthma sufferers as it does not promote the growth of bacteria, mould and mildew. This reduces the likelihood of spores, mycotoxins and volatile organic compounds from developing in the home, helping to prevent allergies and respiratory problems. Wool fibre also deters the growth of dust mites – the most common single cause of asthma.