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.