What are the good things about woolen rugs? Let us study some of the advantages of these types of rugs.
The best part about woolen rugs is that they are made of natural fibres, so it is definitely an environmentally friendly option.
Wool rugs are fairly resistant to fire. It will not flame up even if it does burn; nor will it melt. This means that safety is a big advantage of woolen rugs, unlike rugs made from synthetic fibres. Such rugs can catch fire very easily, and can set fire to other things as well. If a woolen rug starts burning, the fire does not spread easily; it tends to go out or be contained within a small area.
Wool is also a good choice as far as another element - water - is concerned. Woolen rugs can repel water and other liquids, because the quality of the wool does not allow fluids to be absorbed. This is very useful as far as cleaning goes. If someone drops some liquid on a woolen rug, the spill does not soak in, and it can easily be sponged off. Take a close look at a liquid spill to see the tiny drops of water clinging to the surface, but not soaking in.
Woolen rugs also offer an aesthetic advantage. Since wool is not difficult to colour, all kinds of shades can be used. This material absorbs colour effectively, and the brightness does not fade easily.
Wool is a material that adapts itself to different uses. Since you can get all kinds, from thick, heavy yarn, to light, delicate strands, you can get rugs in all kinds of textures.