Ever wonder what makes wool so special compared to other fibers? Know why Nourison chooses to use New Zealand Wool in 95% of our products? It’s because New Zealand farmers follow strict animal welfare practices and run one of the world’s greenest animal production systems. New Zealand wool is so versatile that it is the most sought-after carpet and rug fiber.
Here are some other little known facts you might not know about New Zealand Wool:
- New Zealand wool has excellent appearance and retention. As part of wool’s complex fiber structure, it has a minutely rough surface, created by overlapping scales that hold dirt and soil high on the pile for easy release when vacuuming.
- New Zealand wool has a longer wear. So don’t worry about replacing a wool carpet or rug very often. The strength, durability and longevity of New Zealand wool have been proven in countless installations over many years. Longer wear life is also more beneficial for the environment.
- The unique three-dimensional spiraling crimp gives wool carpet excellence resilience with its built-in ability to spring back after heavy foot-traffic and when furniture is moved. Crimp has to be artificially added to synthetic fibers through steam and pressure, which requires extra energy. Only wool has the natural ability to “stand up” again after flattening, retaining its plush feeling and great appearance.
- The last, but certainly not least, New Zealand wool provides excellent comfort. Wool’s ability to retina and release moisture during periods of high and low atmospheric humidity makes the indoor environment more comfortable. Wool’s natural bulk and resilience give wool superior sound and heat insulating properties as well as walking comfort. Wool fibers can hold up to 30% of its weight in moisture and still feel dry. They naturally absorb and release moisture from the air in response to changes in temperature and humidity.
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