Wool carpet in Denver and Colorado Springs is popular for various reasons (see below). Colorado Carpet & Flooring is proud to be able to offer our customers high quality wool carpeting. Colorado Carpet & Flooring works with various wool carpet manufactures therefore is able to offer many different looks and feels.
Wool has excellent durability, can be dyed easily and is fairly abundant. When blended with synthetic fibers such as nylon the durability of wool is increased. Blended wool yarns are extensively used in production of modern carpet. Wool is relatively expensive.
Wool is natural
Smartstrand (triexta) carpet fiber is the newest of all the fibers out on the market. This is the best marketed fiber out there but most people are not informed that it is a subclass of polyester. It wears better than it's sister product (PET) but still isn't as good as the nylon products. There's a reason that it isn't offered as a commercial product. In 2009, the Federal Trade Commission established a generic fiber subclass. The new name and definition, for a subclass of fibers made from poly(trimethylene terephthalate) (PTT), has been established within the existing definition of “polyester,” and is named “triexta.”
Basically, Mohawk petitioned to call their polyester carpet Smartstrand.
Wool is renewable
Sheep can be shorn every 9 – 12 months. New Zealand sheep are renowned for producing the best carpet wools available.
Wool is biodegradable
In soil, wool readily biodegrades to produce nitrogen, sulfur, carbon dioxide and water, which are all plant nutrients.
Wool carpet is naturally stain and soil resistant
The wool fiber’s structure consists of overlapping scales, arranged much like roof shingles. These scales inhibit dirt from adhering to the fiber and help fleck it away. Wool has significantly better soil release than any other fiber. Wool cleans better, making stain protection unnecessary.
Wool carpet is naturally crush-resistant
The wool fiber is naturally curly, and it has more crush resistance than any other fiber.Wool carpet is hypo-allergenic
Wool is non-allergenic and does not promote the growth of dust mites or bacteria.