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Are All Wool Rugs Created Equal? – Prescott Valley AZ

Are All Wool Rugs Created Equal? – Prescott Valley AZ

Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here in Prescott AZ and I know it can sometimes be easy to think that having a wool rug means you have a really nice wool rug.  But just because wool is the superior fiber for area rugs, you shouldn’t make the mistake of thinking that all wools are made equal.  Cat and dog hair varies from breed to breed and the same goes for sheep wool!  Generally speaking, you can expect the finer, high-quality wools to come with a higher, premium price tag.

A few characteristics that vary depending on the quality of wool:

  • Strength of fibers
  • Length of the wool
  • Softness

All of these things contribute to the value of the wool.  Normally, high-quality wool is used for clothing while coarser wool is used for making area rugs.  Wool that is coarser holds up better against foot traffic and multiple cleanings over the years.  The price of an area rug is determined both by the quality of the wool and the construction of the rug.

It’s always important to do your homework before purchasing a new area rug.  Most salespeople likely won’t have all the answers to your questions unless you’re shopping in a high-end rug gallery.  The higher the price tag, the more research you should do to ensure you are receiving the value of what you’re paying for.

Whatever the quality of the wool in your area rug, Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott AZ is here to assist you in the proper care of your rug.  From cleaning to repairs, we are fully equipped to handle whatever your rug needs!

Till next time, enjoy your beautiful art for your floors and remember a clean rug is a rug that can last you a lifetime!

Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott Valley, Prescott, Sedona, and much of the Northern Arizona areas. We meet the highest standards in professional cleaning of area rugs with rug wash specialists having earned the highest training, including certification as WOOLSAFE FIBRE CARE SPECIALISTS through the WOOLSAFE ORGANISATION. Such extraordinary certification ensures the area rugs of our client’s receive the utmost in care.

Have more questions about the differences in wool quality for area rugs?  Call us at 928-445-1718, visit our website at, or stop by Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at our rug washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 (pick-up and delivery also available).(07-26-17)

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