the al­lure of wool

Noth­ing beats Bri­tish wool for ap­pear­ance, sus­tain­abil­ity and per­for­mance in your home

Homebuilding & Renovating - - ADVERTORIAL -

It can be tempt­ing to opt for quick fix or comes and low-bud­get per­for­mance, to ap­pear­ance, so­lu­tions noth­ing sus­tain­abil­ity but beats when the it al­lure of Bri­tish wool. Un­like syn­thetic ma­te­ri­als, wool is a nat­u­ral, breath­able fi­bre that reg­u­lates it­self and ad­justs to the room or per­son, keep­ing a com­fort­able tem­per­a­ture all year round. Wool is very easy to main­tain as the fi­bre re­sists dirt and sim­ply re­quires vac­u­um­ing.

Step to It

The floor is usu­ally the hardest work­ing sur­face in a home and the cov­er­ing should be con­sid­ered at the start of a de­sign process. If you are look­ing for some­thing warm and soft un­der­foot, Bri­tish wool is the num­ber one choice, due to its abil­ity to re­tain its pile shape and height, prevent­ing flat­ten­ing, track­ing and the ‘ tired’ look that comes with less ro­bust fi­bres. It is also hy­poal­ler­genic, ab­sorb­ing any con­tam­i­nants found in the air in­doors, and with stain and fire re­tar­dant qual­i­ties it is a safe and prac­ti­cal op­tion for in­te­rior schemes.

Sleep Soundly

Qual­ity mat­tress and bed brands use Bri­tish wool as it has a unique abil­ity to of­fer a soft but sup­port­ive mat­tress, and im­por­tantly one that will re­cover from pres­sure over and over again. Sleep dis­tur­bance can be caused by sub­tle changes in tem­per­a­ture, but wool has the abil­ity to breathe, ad­just­ing with your body and main­tain­ing your per­fect sleep cli­mate.

Stay in Shape

The state­ment pieces and soft fur­nish­ings in our homes, such as so­fas and arm­chairs, cur­tains and blinds are of­ten cho­sen for their style, colour and pat­tern. But the ma­te­ri­als and fab­rics that seat­ing is made from must be able to with­stand tough pun­ish­ment and bounce back and re­tain their shape, while win­dow dress­ings need to drape and be able to hold their form. Bri­tish wool has a spring-like qual­ity that re­stores it­self in­stantly, re­duc­ing wear and al­low­ing fab­ric to hang beau­ti­fully.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.