Traditional Wool Pile
Originating in Persia, traditional wool pile rugs can feature many ornate decorative motifs including medallions, flower and vine patterns, with borders in a variety of color schemes. Traditional wool rugs can come in several piles and can be used in a variety of high traffic areas in the home. Because of their durability wool rugs are best suited for living rooms and dining rooms. Wool rugs have superior wear and are naturally fire retardant. Wool's natural soil and stain resistance mean less cleaning than synthetic rugs. The biggest disadvantage of purchasing a wool rug is that you may more. In addition, wool rugs may not be good for damp places as they absorb humidity. They are also subject to fading and some shedding that will lessen with time.
Maintaining your wool rug is easy. Wool’s unique and complex fiber structure releases soil more readily than a synthetic fiber rug. The natural resistance of wool fibers provides you with time to act as liquid spills stay on top of the pile longer, rather than seeping into the base of the pile and backing. You can protect your investment by vacuuming regularly, removing spills immediately and having your wool rug professionally cleaned by hot water extraction every year or two.