WOOL VS SYNTHETIC
Wool carpet is usually seen as the luxe option. Emma Bolger, brand manager at Choices Flooring, says wool’s natural and sustainable fibres provide insulation benefits and are very easy to maintain. “Wool is also strong and fire resistant,” she says.
However, synthetic carpets have improved dramatically – in both look and feel – in recent years and they’re budget friendly. Zeynep Tahmazoglu from DecoRug says a solution-dyed nylon looks luxe but is extremely durable and easy to keep clean. “It comes in a range of textures including soft plush pile, patterned or cut and loop,” she says. Derek Wang, assistant product manager at Carpet Court, says synthetic carpets are generally more cost-effective and stain resistant compared to wool products, so are perfect for families, pets and high-traffic areas.