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Wool Fiber Facts

Put simply Wool fiber is inherently resilient, stain resistant, flame retardant, resistant to soil and dirt, and perfect for dyeing.


Wool's a real stand up fiber. And neither foot traffic, nor the weight of furniture will compromise it's crush-proof good looks for years to come.
Each wool fiber has a three-dimensional spiraling crimp that gives it natural elasticity.

This elasticity means that a wool fiber can stretch up to 30% more than its original length and then bounce back -- like a miniature spring.

Wool reacts the same way when it's compressed. That's because wool is "born" with resilience.

This natural resilience enables wool carpet to withstand all the day-to-day traffic you can give it.

And wool carpets recover easily from the unsightly crushing caused by furniture. The resiliency of each wool fiber contributes greatly to the superior appearance retention of wool carpet.


Wool protects sheep from nature's elements. And the qualities that keep flocks warm and dry also protect your carpet from life's little accidents --spots and spills.

Nature indeed created wool to be a miracle fiber. The membrane that is so waterproof still allows the fiber to absorb moisture in vapor form. Due to this absorbency, wool carpets tend to resist static electricity -- and that's the not-so-shocking truth!


The high moisture content of the fiber, along with wool's protein constituents, give wool carpets excellent natural flame resistance. Wool fiber does not support combustion - it is difficult to ignite and is self-extinguishable.

Charring can be easily brushed away. As well as being extremely safe, wool carpets retain their appearance even after minor burn damage from fireplace embers or cigarettes.


The kids, the dog, and your new carpet may seem like a disastrous combination. But not if your carpet is wool! Wool carpet can withstand everyday foot (and paw) traffic and still keep its good looks.

Under a microscope, you can see wool fiber's structure. It's made up of overlapping scales arranged like roof shingles.

These scales keep dust and dirt near the surface of the pile where it can easily be released by vacuuming.

Fiber abrasion can also cause carpet to soil. But that's minimized with wool carpet because relatively few soil particles actually reach the base of the pile -- yet another factor contributing to the superior appearance retention of wool carpet.


New Zealand wool is naturally the world's whitest wool. And the whiter the wool, the better it is for dying because it allows complete color saturation and continuity.

Wool's chemical structure ensures that color is drawn right into the core of the fiber where it becomes locked in a molecular bond. This means that wool carpet colors have superior fastness.

Wool fibers' natural affinity for dyestuffs makes a myriad of colors and design combinations possible!

Please contact Renaissance Flooring if you would like more information about the advantages of wool carpet in Arizona.