Did you know that forty-five percent of the world’s carpeting is produced just ninety miles north of Atlanta? Dalton, Georgia has been aptly nicknamed the “Carpet Capital of the World” and is home to over one hundred and fifty carpet plants. The majority of carpeting manufactured there is synthetic, or made from petroleum, like nylon, polyester, and olefin.
At Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta, we help Downtown Atlanta families find the perfect carpeting for their homes. Many of our customers want a natural, sustainable carpeting option, like wool. Here is some more information about this amazing material and why it makes soft, strong carpets.
How It’s Made
Wool is sustainably harvested from sheep that spend their days enjoying the gorgeous views in New Zealand and Australia. Their luscious manes are sheered off once per year. Luckily, this does not harm the sheep. In fact, it saves them from bad hair days. The sheered hair is cleaned, combed, and spun into the yarn that ends up in our wool carpets.
Benefits of Wool
If not for the price, wool would be the most popular carpet option available today. Anyone who has wool carpeting is familiar with its many advantages:
- Warmth and Comfort: it is hard to beat the feeling of soft, delicate wool underneath your feet. Wool is commonly used for socks and under shirts because of its excellent thermal properties.
- Bright, Vivid Colors: wool is great at absorbing dyes, resulting in gorgeous hues. This is a double-edged sword because wool stains more easily than synthetic carpeting.
- Sustainable: it’s as easy on the environment as it is on the eyes. Harvested from happy sheep, wool does not contribute to global pollution.
- Low Static: one of the more interesting qualities of wool carpeting is its lack of static electricity. The only thing about wool that will shock you is how much you love it!
Find Your Dream Carpet
At Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta, we carry thousands of carpeting options. Call today for your free consultation with a design associate!
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