Wool Carpet is naturally stain resistant and easy maintenance. It is a practical option to clean and maintain. Naturally resisting dirt and household stain.
Wool carpet is ideal for allergy and asthma suffers as it does not promote the growth of bacteria, mould and mildew. This reduces the likelihood of spores, mycotoxins and volatile organic compounds from developing in the home, helping to prevent allergies and respiratory problems. Wool fibre also deters the growth of dustmites– the most common single cause of asthma.
The impact and control of noise is becoming more important as our lives get busier. Most of us want our homes to be a quiet retreat away from the world that exists outside. The mass wool fibres in any given area of carpet have a range of lengths, diameters, crimp and spirality. This gives wool carpets their ability to absorb sounds over a wide range of frequencies.
NATURAL INSULATION AND
Wool is a natural hygroscopic insulator. This means that wool can naturally absorb up to 30% - 40% of its own weight in moisture without becoming wet to touch, thereby reducing the dampness in the air and making your home a drier and healthier place to live. In cold, damp conditions (high relative humidity) moisture is absorbed by wool and heat is given off. In warm dry conditions, moisture is released by wool, resulting in a cooling effect. How well your carpet insulates largely depends on how much air it can trap. Because of wool’s natural inbuilt crimp, air is retained in millions of tiny pockets which provide an insulation effect, thus creating a comfortable environment for you and your family.
WHY CHOOSE A WOOL CARPET?
An alluring carpet fibre to meet your needs. The natural beauty of wool stems from the complexity of the fibre itself, evolved to protect sheep, no matter what the conditions. That’s why we wear wool, snuggle under woollen blankets, insulate our homes with wool and enjoy living on wool carpet. When it comes to carpet, wool has always set the highest standard for insulating quality and natural beauty.
INDOOR ENVIRONMENT QUALITY
Indoor environment quality (IEQ) refers to the quality of the air and environment inside buildings, based on pollutant concentrations and conditions. Wool Research Organisation of New Zealand (WRONZ) studies have shown that wool carpet can remove Volatile Organic Compounds
(VOCs) from the air and may continue to purify indoor airfor up to 30 years.
Wool carpets have amongst the lowest propensity for flame spread and produce much lower levels of smoke when compared to synthetic carpet fibres. This is due to the unique chemical structure of amino acids which make wool naturally flame resistant. In experiments conducted by the WRONZ, the surface pile of the wool carpet formed a thick, foam like, charred layer which effectively protected the lower pile, backing and
underlay from combustion.
100% wool carpet has natural protection from the buildup of static electricity. Because of wool’s unique moisture retention properties it is less prone to building up static electrical charge. This means a wool carpet does not require a chemical treatment to suppress static build up.
At Feltex Carpets we take great pride in producing outstanding quality carpet. The quality of Australian and New Zealand made Feltex wool carpet starts with the use of premium wool yarns. The emphasis on quality continues with superior craftsmanship in our tufting facilities and
the focus of our quality assurance department. Nothing is left to chance, ensuring a superior carpet for your home. All Feltex tufted carpets are manufactured under a management system certified as complying with the internationally recognised ISO 9001 quality management system by an accredited certification body.
INVEST WISELY IN YOUR HOME
Your carpet represents a substantial investment and you want it to look good for years to come. Feltex wool carpets are independently rated by the Australian Carpet Classification Scheme and the Woolmark Company, undergoing stringent tests. Looks for grading labels on the back of Feltex carpet samples.
Wool is sustainable, renewable and biodegradable. Feltex Carpets are manufactured under an environmental management system certified as complying with ISO 14001 by an accredited certification body. Feltex Wool carpets are certified under the (ACCS) Australian Carpet Classification Scheme, including Environmental Certification (ECS), by an independent panel of experts. Look for the grading labels on the back of Feltex carpet samples.
** Pictures and information via Feltex Wool Carpet brochure.