Why Buy Wool?


Rugs made from New Zealand coarse wool

Coarse wool is considered a premium fibre used in the manufacturing of both rugs and carpets.

Wool is a high-end option. When you compare the longevity to the initial investment, it is very cost-effective. It should be noted that there are different levels of quality when pricing rugs. The quality of the fibre used and the density of the weave are usually reflected in the price of the rug.

What makes wool great?

Wool is a premium natural, renewable, and biodegradable fibre. Coarse or strong wool amounts to 41% of the world’s wool production.

Strong wool from New Zealand is considered superior as it is of a finer quality. The wool is whiter, and so it guarantees vibrant and bright colours when dyed. This makes it highly sought-after by the leading rug and carpet manufacturers in the world. European wool is slightly coarser and less white, which is used to create the typical wool colours when dyed.

Coarse wool fibres are larger in diameter and longer in length, which is why they are the staple yarn used in wool carpeting.

Breeds that produce coarse wool come from cooler, wetter climates, such as New Zealand. New Zealand sheep are raised on open pastures and are grass-fed sheep. Because of this practise, New Zealand wool has a higher lanolin content, which makes the fibres stronger, more insulating, and naturally soil- and dirt-resistant.

Benefits of Wool Indoors

There are five benefits to using wool in an interior situation:

• Comfort and durability

• Easy to maintain

• Noise-reducing

• Hypo-allergenic

• Fire-retardant

Environmental Advantages of Wool

There are also environmental advantages to consider when buying a wool rug or carpet. The primary one is that wool is a natural fibre and a renewable material. However, products made from wool are very durable, have a long lifespan, and need less cleaning, which is better for the environment as it cuts down on water and detergent usage.

Wool is one of the most recycled fibres and biodegrades easily. In addition, wool carpeting acts as a filter for air pollutants, trapping particles that are then removed with vacuuming. This can be of great assistance for people with allergies and asthma.

How We Help

Carpet Binders Ltd. and the Rugs For All division support the New Zealand wool industry and the strong wool farmers in our rural regions. It has been a conscious decision to mainly offer woollen rugs in our online store for purchase.

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