Wool rugs vs Synthetics?

May 13, 2011 by
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Question by kwong_chang: Wool rugs vs Synthetics?

All the expensive persian rugs are made of wool. What are the advantages or benefits of a wool rug vs. a more economical synthetic rug?

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Answer by ohcallmejade
wool rugs take cruel advantages over sheeps, so go for synthetic

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6 Comments on Wool rugs vs Synthetics?

  1. gottanew1 on Fri, 13th May 2011 1:29 am

    Find a 50 year old synthetic rug.if you can.

  2. theancient_dr on Fri, 13th May 2011 2:18 am

    Wool can last centuries
    make good wall hangings

    quality and economical
    are usually not allowed in same sentence

  3. rosie recipe on Fri, 13th May 2011 2:55 am

    wool rugs don’t give you static.

  4. Rob M on Fri, 13th May 2011 3:16 am

    wool – expensive, naturally fire proof, if properly maintained last a long time, however can’t always be cleaned, not always stain resistant

    synthetic – much cheaper, much easier to clean, ussually much higher stain resistance

  5. paigespirate on Fri, 13th May 2011 3:49 am

    Wool are beautiful, should last generations and feel truly luxurious. While they are a specialized product to clean, they clean very well. Two tips to ask your cleaning professional are what temp. he will clean with and what type of product.
    Wool needs cool water cleaning and a balanced pH product for cleaning. Any good professional will know immediately what you are asking, if not, call someone else.
    I clean wool, silk (the worst), special cottons … regularly with great success. Even red coloring comes out with modern chemicals and cleaning techniques.

  6. Jenny C on Fri, 13th May 2011 4:29 am

    Many people prefer wool for it’s natural qualities.
    -naturally flame retardant
    -does not give off harmful emissions
    -purifies indoor air by absorbing contaminants
    -does not carry a static charge so does not attract dirt like synthetic
    -naturally resists water so is stain resistant
    -wears well and is a great insulator

    A Persian rug made of wool is an investment that will increase in value. It depends on what factor is most important to you as to what rug you will buy. If lowest price is the only concern then you will be happy with a synthetic rug. If you do not like off-gassing and prefer the natural qualities of wool or want an investment then you’d go with wool. Hope this help.

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