What is it?
When we think of wool we think of insulation, maybe a thick, heavy blanket or our grandfather’s favorite winter coat. Wool is made from the hair of sheep and is known for its timelessness. There’s something nostalgic about this material, maybe because it’s not man-made, and instead sourced from our natural environment. Wool carpet is a popular flooring option in Gurnee homes because of its insulating qualities and tendency to make rooms feel cozy.
Why choose wool?
Insulating—Sheep hair grows in elastic and crimped tufts, making it extremely efficient at trapping and holding heat. Aesthetic value aside, wool carpet is a great option for Gurnee homes because winters in Illinois are cold, and wool insulates more effectively than other floors, which will cut down on heating bills during the colder months.
Timeless—Wool tends to be thicker and fluffier than other synthetic carpets. This creates a feeling of coziness and warmth throughout a home that never goes out of style. A popular material not just for interior design, wool is frequently used to make textiles and clothes. Its quality is well known and trusted, and people have relied on its warmth for thousands of years. We also know that long term exposure to it is safe.
Eco-friendly—Wool is both biodegradable and renewable. Homeowners who would like to limit their exposure to man-made chemicals should consider this carpet. Compared to synthetic carpets wool is less damaging to the environment to manufacture, and once worn out won’t occupy space in a landfill.
Here at Floor Coverings International Libertyville we look forward to helping you find the right carpet for your home. Maybe that’s wool, maybe it’s not. Either way we’re here to help! Our design experts are happy to come to your home with carpet samples and proudly serve the greater Libertyville, Gurnee, Mundelein areas. Call us today!
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