In the second part of our series all about wool carpets, our carpet buyer David Snazel reveals why we should all be looking at this renewable material
Westex wool rich carpets
At Carpetright we are proud to offer our customers Westex wool products in stores. Established more than 35 years ago, the UK manufacturers combine performance, innovation and design for durable, yet luxurious results.
Based in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, in the heart of England’s traditional textile industry, the team at Westex control every step of their process from design to delivery.
The benefits of Westex carpets
Wool is engineered by nature for keeping out freezing temperatures, rain and snow. However, it also cools the herds in warmer months. Therefore, it comes as little surprise that wool is naturally engineered to create beautiful and durable carpets.
“When it comes to sustainability, this is the natural choice,” says David. “Shearing sheep is an essential process for their welfare and this annual shearing provides a continuous supply of wool year after year, making it a totally renewable raw material.”
One of wool’s great properties lies in the fibres. Its natural property results in the following benefits:
- Reduced heat loss, condensation and noise
- Improved air quality
- Ease of maintenance
- Reduced effects of tracking and shading
- Naturally flame retardant
- Superior durability and performance
- The bulk and springiness will naturally reform following compression
- Inbuilt resistance to soiling thanks to its natural oils and the scaled structure of the fibre, which acts as a shield against dirt.
Our range of carpets
We’ve been singing the praises of wool for a long time now. So it made perfect sense for us to help raise awareness about the unique, natural, renewable and biodegradable benefits that are offered by the fibre. Check out our range of wool carpets here
How to clean a wool carpet
Now that we’ve persuaded you to invest in a new carpet, we thought we best share some top tips on how to keep it clean! We’re helpful like that.
DO Vacuum regularly
Thankfully wool is dirt and stain resistant, but you still need to vacuum it at least once a week. This will give it the best chance of looking its best longer and will prevent dirt and debris sinking into the carpet.
DO Tackle stains straight away
Whatever you do, don’t let a stain settle into your carpet – the longer its there, the harder it will be to remove. Invest in a high-quality carpet stain remover and follow its instructions. Just make sure you test the product on an inconspicuous section first.
DON’T Soak the fibres
One of the positives of the fibres is that they create little air pockets to provide insulation throughout the colder months. However, this makes carpets difficult to dry. Be sparing with any fluid used to clean the carpet and ventilate the room by opening windows and using a fan.
DON’T Clean with hot water
A wool carpet is just the same as your favourite jumper – the water temperature should always remain below 60°C. Wool will shrink and, in the case of carpets, pull away from the wall if the water is too hot.
DON’T Use harsh cleaning products
Wool is made up out of sensitive, natural fibres that must not be exposed to direct sunlight or harsh cleaning agents. Make sure you buy a mild carpet cleaner without bleach and with a pH of 5-8.–
For more about The Campaign for Wool, click here