If, like me, you have had to buy new rug after new rug because it is constantly becoming worn and tatty, it can become a very expensive task to replace them. If your rug sits in a high traffic area in your home, this can happen all the more quickly. The ‘path’ will soon become obvious and it will be time to change your rug.
It took me while and a lot of research to discover that there was an easy way to stop this from happening, and that way was to buy a better quality, longer lasting rug. This is when I invested in a wool rug. Finding a large wool rug, big enough to sit in the space I needed to cover, wasn’t too difficult and the benefits were almost immediate.
Firstly, I should say that my rug was placed in front of the fireplace in my living room. The benefits of this rug became apparent when my fire spat out a hot ember on to it! I had read before buying my rug that wool will not melt (as a synthetic fibre may) but didn’t really think I would be testing this claim so soon. Thankfully, my rug didn’t melt and after a bit of elbow grease I managed to get it looking almost new again.
So if you are looking for a long lasting, hard wearing and melt resistant rug, then a wool rug is an excellent choice – and I am speaking from experience!