Choosing the Right Carpet for You – Wool or Polypropylene?

What your carpet is made of, has a bearing on how it performs and how happy you are going to be with it. So what to choose - natural wool carpets or easy-clean polypropylene?

There’s no ‘right or wrong’ answer because both have a rightful place in the market. It’s more important that you are aware of the differences of each and their benefits.

How a carpet looks and performs is dependent on the fibre type used. It has a bearing on the durability, resilience, appearance retention, feel, practicality and price.  Where in the home it is used is important too: talk to your retailer about where you want your carpet to go and how long you expect it to last. A good, reputable retailer will discuss the options with you and should clearly explain the benefits of one carpet over another.

Top benefits of wool carpet:
  • Hard wearing and long lasting
  • Retains its pile shape and height
  • Recovers quickly from furniture compression
  • Is naturally flame retardant
  • Naturally warm and insulating
  • Environmentally friendly and sustainable fibre
Top benefits of polypropylene carpet:
  • Highly stain resistant
  • Easy to clean
  • Durable
  • Soft, luxurious feel
  • Good colour fastness
  • Good value for money

Whatever you choose, make sure it’s right for your needs. Trying before you buy is crucial, so order some free carpet samples from us and we'll deliver them right to your door.