The Wonder of Wool
Wool is made up of millions of tiny springs – it can be compressed or stretched by as much as 30% of its length and still spring back to its original dimensions. Wool is naturally tough – it protects sheep in all sorts of difficult climatic and environmental conditions. Our Lakeland Herdwick range features wool from the Herdwick breed of sheep – the wool reflects the environment the sheep lives in and is exceptionally tough.
Nothing looks better than a wool carpet. Wool has a complex structure which allows dyes to be absorbed and locked right into the heart of the fibre.
Wool is stain-resistant – most spills in the home are water based and wool is water-repellent due to a fine natural protective layer. Wool is soil resistant – it traps dirt in the upper area of the carpet pile which can be easily removed by vacuuming later.
Wool is naturally resistant to fire – it is difficult to set alight and if ignited burns very weakly, limiting the spread. Wool is slip resistant – it is soft and forgiving and helps to cushion any falls. Wool is an air filter – it traps dust, pollen and fungal spores, keeping them out of the air we breath and allowing them to be easily removed by vacuuming.