Not All Wool Rugs Are Created Equal – Here’s Why… – Prescott AZ
Hi folks! I know it’s sometimes easy to think that you have a really nice wool area rug just because you have a wool rug. Even though wool is the superior fiber, that’s not always the case and you shouldn’t make the mistake in thinking that all wools are created equal. Just like cat and dog hair varies from breed to breed, sheep wool varies too! As a general rule, you can expect the finer, higher-quality wools to come with a premium price tag.
Here are a few characteristics that differ depending on the quality of the wool:
- Strength of the fibers.
- Length of wool.
These things all play into how the wool is valued. Very high quality wool is usually reserved for clothing while more coarse wool is used in area rugs. Coarse wool is sturdier and tends to hold up better against foot traffic and multiple cleanings over the years. An area rug’s price is also determined by its construction, but that’s another article for later.
I always advise my clients to do their homework before purchasing a new area rug. Unless you’re shopping at a high-end rug gallery, it’s probably a little unrealistic to expect the salesperson to have the answers to all of your questions. Think of it this way – the higher the price tag, the more research you should do to ensure you’re getting the value of what you’re paying for.
No matter the quality of the wool in your area rug, Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care is here in Prescott AZ to help provide proper care for your rug. We offer cleaning and repairs and we are well prepared to handle whatever it is 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, Prescott Valley, 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 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). (08-18-17)