WOOL VS SYN­THETIC

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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.

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