Q&A: What is the difference between a wool Persian rug and a polypropylene Persian rug?

June 22, 2011 by
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Persian rug
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Question by Lindsey Loo: What is the difference between a wool Persian rug and a polypropylene Persian rug?My boyfriend and I just purchased a persian rug on ebay only to learn it’s polypropylene not wool. Is there a difference in the material? If so, what can we expect this rug to be like? Will it be soft? Thank you!

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Answer by riotgrrljanessa
The rug you purchased is a synthetic whereas wool is natural and comes from animals. So it probably won’t be terribly soft. Or maybe it will be way softer than wool. But it probably won’t feel the same although it might be easier to clean.

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4 Comments on Q&A: What is the difference between a wool Persian rug and a polypropylene Persian rug?

  1. Robert S on Wed, 22nd Jun 2011 12:34 pm

    Persian is the style of weave.
    Wool or polypropylene are the materials.
    I hope you didn’t pay the wool price for it.
    It will not be as soft, but may last longer.

  2. Allergic To Eggs on Wed, 22nd Jun 2011 1:15 pm

    it’s probably modern and soft and made in the usa instead of old and super expensive

  3. naf on Wed, 22nd Jun 2011 1:40 pm

    polypropylene is something unnatural,so it is a long lasting material? actually they both look the same, just a profrsioal will know the difference.it will be soft but not as much as the silk one will be.

  4. Nick on Wed, 22nd Jun 2011 2:40 pm

    wool smells like wet dog when u get it cleand poly is basicly recycle 2 letter botters u can get it steamed and it will not smell bad also it will be harder to stain i use to work at master clean for tow years as a tech

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