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Let me introduce you to the “abilities” of a wool carpet. How can an inanimate object have abilities, I hear you ask? Read on and learn!

How much do you care about the Earth on which you live? More importantly, have you stopped to consider how many of the earth’s resources we consume on a daily basis?

Resources that cannot be replaced, certainly not in our lifetime. Immediately, one thinks of coal and oil, minerals and metals.

Most synthetic carpet fibres (the name gives it away, really) are not able to be naturally replaced. They come from such commodities as oil and coal.

Wool on the other hand grows on the back of animals. You cut it off and like magic it grows again. You do not need to consume those unrenewable resources.

If you use wool it has “sustainability”. This is why carpet manufacturers traditionally used wool as their carpet fibre of choice for quality carpets.

To find out more about wool carpets visit http://www.woolcarpetsnaturally.org

 

PUBLISHED ON 03/11/2017 BY Tim Katoga
Cleanability
Cleanability

Let me introduce you to the “abilities” of a wool carpet. How can an inanimate object have abilities, I hear you ask? Read on and learn!

Evolution is such a clever thing. For sheep to be able to live out of doors in highly inhospitable countryside, they needed a coat which was not only bouncy and fluffy (see Bouncebackability blog), but could also withstand extremes of temperatures and weather.

Sheep’s wool evolved a protective outer membrane over the wool fibre which repels water like a raindrop off a duck’s back.

It just so happens that this same membrane protects your wool carpet against liquid spills, giving you time to mop up (please dab and don’t rub!!!).

For a fuller description of the “cleanability” of wool, please visit http://www.woolsafe.org for specialist advice how to clean most household stains and spills from your wool carpet.

Also, look out for carpets carrying the WOW warranty (wool owner’s warranty).

For more information, visit http://www.wowwarranty.com

To find out more about wool carpets, visit http://www.woolcarpetsnaturally.org

 

PUBLISHED ON 02/11/2017 BY Tim Katoga
Bounce Back Ability
Bounce Back Ability

Let me introduce you to the “abilities” of a wool carpet. How can an inanimate object have such abilities, I hear you ask… Read on and learn.

Imagine a fluffy sheep grazing happily on the hillside, eating grass. Now picture how this would be drawn by a primary level child.

A pointed nose, some ears and legs, but primarily lots and lots of curly hair. That hair is, of course, wool and it is drawn curly for a reason — it contains lots and lots of natural bounce.

When it comes to defining wool as a fibre in carpet manufacture we draw on that bounce with our first “ability”. We have termed it “BounceBackAbility”.

To put more skin on the bone of this definition, the natural spring [bounce] in the sheep’s hair [fleece], is maintained in the yarn manufacturing process and the carpet manufacturing process. When depressed, say by a piece of furniture or a rug, after a short period of time and with no outside help the yarn bounces back into place.

Of course, this “BouncebBackAbility” is not just relevant to indentations. Most carpets will not wear-out in a domestic wear location.

They do however flatten; and most complaints that we see describing a carpet wearing actually are flattening.

The resilience of wool as a fibre slows that flattening process due to the inherent bounce, thus resulting in a carpet that looks good for longer, giving the consumer better value for money. To find out more about wool carpets, visit http://www.woolcarpetsnaturally.org

 

PUBLISHED ON 01/11/2017 BY Tim Katoga
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