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Wool Rugs Are All Created Equal, Right? Not Quite… – Sedona AZ

Wool Rugs Are All Created Equal, Right? Not Quite… – Sedona AZ

I know that sometimes it’s easy to think that having a wool area rug means you have a really nice wool area rug.  After all, wool is the superior, preferred fiber, right?  Don’t make the mistake of thinking that all wools are created equal, though.  Nothing could be further from the truth!  Sheep wool varies from breed to breed just like dog and cat hair or even people’s hair.  You can usually expect the finer, higher-quality wools to come at a much more premium price.

Some characteristics that differ depending on the wool’s quality:

  • Strength
  • Length of wool
  • Softness

All of these things play a part in what the wool is valued at.  Of course, very high quality wool is mostly reserved for clothing while coarser wool is preferred for rugs.  This is because it is sturdier and holds up against foot traffic and multiple cleanings over many years better than finer wool.  The construction of an area rug also affects its price.

My advice is to do your homework before buying a new area rug. Don’t expect the salesperson at the store to have all the answers unless you’re shopping at a very high end rug gallery.  But think of it this way – the more the rug costs, the more research you should do to make sure that you are receiving the value for what you’re being asked to pay.

Whatever the quality of your wool area rug, Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care is here in Prescott AZ to help you properly care for your rug.  From cleaning to repairs, we are well prepared to handle whatever your area rugs need.

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 Sedona, Prescott, Prescott Valley, 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 on the differences of wool in area rugs at 928-445-1718, visit our website at www.ArizonaOriental.com, 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). (06-21-17)

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