The benefits of a wool rug

benefits of wool rug

Wool is a highly desired fibre for rugs of all kinds. There are many benefits of having a wool rug in your home that your entire family can enjoy and relax with. If you are seeking to invest in rugs that will last for years to come, that are super high in quality, and that are made from natural materials, you may choose to have your rugs made from wool.

A strong fibre

Wool is a super strong fibre, which means that your wool rug will be durable and last for many years. Unlike synthetic materials and silk, wool is tough and stands the test of time – and the test of a busy family walking, running and playing across it

Brilliant colours

Wool can be dyed in a variety of colours, and they will stand out in the fibres with vibrancy. Whether you are seeking subtle and natural colours, or bright and brilliant colours, wool can support your needs. Wool holds coloured dye well, which means that your colours will last. They will also look rich and velvety.

Fire resistant

A wool rug is fire resistant. Wool does not catch alight easily, and can even work to extinguish the flame. If you are placing your rugs next to a fireplace or in your kitchen, this might be a very important consideration for the type of rug that you choose. A wool rug might also be your preference for bedrooms, especially children’s bedrooms, to ensure that they sleep safely at night without highly flammable materials nearby.

Stands the test of time

A wool rug will age well, which makes it the perfect investment for your family. When you purchase a wool rug, it will look great, even in 100 years! The colours will be preserved, and may even look brighter, and it will keep its original shape that it was made in.

Great for the environment

Wool is a wonderful choice if you want to care for the environment, and invite natural materials into your home. As wool comes from sheep, it is a sustainable fibre. Even when the wool has been removed from the sheep, a new layer will grow back again. Wool is much more environmentally friendly than synthetic materials, so choose a wool rug and take care of our planet.

Pet friendly

If you are looking for a rug that your dog or cat can curl up on, choose a wool rug as they will love this best. Pets prefer wool because it is a natural fibre, it keeps them warm in winter and cool in summer, and it feels great against their own skin and fur. Even humans love the feel of wool, so choose a wool rug and please every creature in your family.

A variety of styles

The term ‘wool rug’ refers to the material that it is made from, not the style of rug. Woollen rugs come in a vast array of colours, styles, designs, shapes and sizes. They include traditional and contemporary rugs, and they are suited to all styles of homes.

A wool rug has many benefits, but most importantly it will be an investment for your home. It will keep everyone warm and comfortable, it will look great, and it will stand the test of time. When you select a wool rug, you will be choosing an item that you will have to pass down to your children.


Rug Size Guide

This Rug Size Guide summary is developed by RugSpot to help you choose the right rug.

How Do I choose the right Size?

The size of the rug will depend on the room and the way you’d like to set it.

Living Room – Consider the rug in relation to the furniture around it as it will affect what parts of the rug you will be able see. There are three to fit a rug in a room.

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Dining Room – For dining room you’d want to have the rug that covers the table and the chairs.  The rug needs to be big enough so that the chairs are pulled in and out on the rug. To do this you need to measure the length and width of the table.

Next pull out a chair as if you are going to sit on it and measure the distance between the back of the chair and the table.  Double up this distance and add it to both length and width of the table to get an approximate size for the rug you’ll need.


Dining Table –  Length 2.00 Meter, Width 1.0 Meter

Chair and the distance allowed for sitting on it, say 0.75 Meter

 Approx Rug –    Length 2.00+2 x0.75 = 3.50 Meters, Width 1.0+0.75×2 = 2.50 Metres

 Tip: If your rug is too narrow or too short, chairs legs will fall off the rug and you’ll have difficulty pushing the chair back towards the table. Repeating this may also scratch your floor.

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Bedroom – There are three room setting

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Below are the approximate rug sizes and with potential room settings.

Dimensions (Cm)     Size                     Suitable Area

120 x 170 Cm                   Small                   Coffee table, children room, Entry area

160 x 230                          Medium             2-3 Seater Sofa

200 x 290                         Large                   3 Seater Sofa, or 4-6 seater dining table

240×330                           X Large               2 x 3 Seater Sofa or 8 seater dining table

380×390                           XX Large           Large Rooms, 10-12 seater dining table

80 x 300                           Short Runner   Short Hallway

80x 400                            Med. Runner    Medium Hallway

80x by Meter                   Long Runner    Very long Hallway See Runners Guide