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Why is Wool the Favored Fibers for Area Rugs? – Prescott Valley AZ

It’s fairly common knowledge that wool rugs are better than most any other rug fiber.  So today Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care will discuss why this is.

From a manufacturing point of view, it’s pretty easy to see why wool is the preferred rug fiber.  Wool is very absorbent, which allows for excellent dye penetration without the use of chemicals.  Wool dyes well and allows for uniformity and deep color penetration into the medulla (wool fiber’s hollow core), which offers the manufacturer many options to utilize a wide array of colors.

For the consumer, the naturally absorbent characteristics and moisture that wool naturally has translates into the wool being self-extinguishing and difficult to burn.  Unlike most fibers that easily burn, wool does not ignite well at all.  Instead, wool chars and stops burning once the source of fire is taken away.  This is precisely why wool is chosen for airplane carpet – it’s safer!  Wool is also a great insulator and a warmer fiber than other choices.

Additionally and probably the best reason consumers like wool is that it is a naturally resilient fiber, making it extremely attractive to both buyers and manufacturers.  Wool’s natural coil spring can stretch as much as 50% and still bounce back to its original shape when released!  Wool is also able to be bent back on itself 20,000 times.  Cotton can only do this 3,000 times and silk is even more limited to only 2,000 times.  So let’s look at what this means for you.  An appropriately cared for rug that is vacuumed on a regular basis and has routine professional cleanings (every 2 to 3 years) with a company such as Arizona Oriental in Prescott AZ, will outperform all other fibers.  Wool retains its nice look much longer than other fibers that “ugly out” and flatten out in traffic paths.

At Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care, we specialize in the proper cleaning and care for all rugs (including wool Oriental and Persian rugs).  It has been our experience that wool rugs respond very well to cleaning, which ensures our customers enjoy the investment of their fine wool Oriental and Persian rugs for many years to come.

I’m Ruthie, helping you get the most enjoyment from your rugs. Till next time, enjoy your beautiful art for your floor 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.

Call us for additional information about why wool is the preferred rug fiber and quotes at 928-445-1718, visit our website at www.ArizonaOriental.com, or stop by Monday throughFriday 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). 

 


 

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