Wool carpet for warmth in winter

If your home isn't as warm as you'd like it to be, it may be time to consider the benefits of what a 100% New Zealand wool carpet could do for your home and your family.

Wool carpet
ARTICLE Desiree Keown

A warm house is something we all love to come home to after a hard day’s work, especially in the cooler months. If your home isn’t as warm as you’d like it to be, it may be time to consider the benefits of what a 100% New Zealand wool carpet could do for your home and your family.

Here are three important reasons as to why we love wool carpet:

  1. If your home is prone to excess moisture and often feels damp in winter, a wool carpet could help combat this. Wool has a natural ability to regulate the humidity of an interior – it quite simply ‘breathes’. Wool absorbs moisture when the atmosphere is damp and releases it when the atmosphere is dry, creating a more comfortable, warmer environment. It does this without feeling damp or cold to the touch like some synthetics can. A European Community Respiratory Health study found that it is the growth of indoor mould due to dampness in the home that has the biggest impact on adult asthma sufferers – wool’s ability to regulate moisture levels can prevent mould growth.
  2. Due to wool’s ability to regulate humidity and its superb insulation properties, wool carpet helps keep you warmer in winter and cooler in summer. Studies have shown energy costs can be significantly reduced for both heating and cooling by up to 12% with a wool carpet when there are temperature differences between the indoor air and that under the floor. Remember – the thicker your wool carpet, the better the level of insulation provided.
  3. As the use of electric blankets and heaters rise during winter, it’s good to know that wool is the safest carpet fibre because it is the most difficult to ignite. It burns slowly and is easy to extinguish. In a major fire, wool carpets contribute much less in terms of smoke and toxic gas formations than most other materials. Wool carpet provides an added insulation against heat and flames for the underlay and underlying floor surface. Tussore, Lattice and Galet are all made of 100% New Zealand wool. Warm, comforting, soft and luxurious, wool carpet provides a truly unmatched sensory experience. Sit on it, lie on it, play on it, read on it, take a nap on it – just enjoy it. A winter’s night has never been cosier! For more information, visit the Cavalier Bremworth website. #### You might be interested in reading: FAQs on warming up your home.
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