Cavalier Carpets

Why Wool

Wool has several unique features that makes it the perfect
choice for carpet. What is so special about wool
and what sets wool apart?

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Wool is eco-friendly! The superior quality wool supplied to the carpet industry is sustainable, renewable, biodegradable and is the only widely available carpet fibre not derived from oil. Wool carpets can be recycled.


Wool is safe! For peace of mind, wool is naturally flame retardant & allergy friendly, acting as a natural filter to keep dust particles out of the breathing zone. Wool provides slip resistant cushioning for healthy posture.


Wool lasts longer!  Wool is made up of millions of tiny springs, formed by the corkscrew shape of the crimp that is naturally set into the wool as it grows. Wool can withstand being stretched or compressed by as much as 30% of its length and still spring back to its original dimensions and shape.


Wool is luxurious! A wool carpet is more appealing as it is a naturally delustered fibre with a soft feel both to the hand and underfoot. Wool helps to moderate temperature and humidity in the home and as such is warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Easy Care

Wool is easy to maintain! As dirt particles make their way in to your carpet, they are caught by microscopic ridges that protect the outside of the wool. These ridges keep the dirt particles high on the pile where they can be easily removed by vacuuming.


Fun wool facts

A sheep's wool never stops growing; 1 years growth is about 4 kilos of wool and each kilo of wool makes up to 5 miles of yarn. Sheep live, on average for 10 years, so during a lifetime each sheep is responsible for the carpet required for an average living room.

Sheep were first domesticated around 10,000 years ago and man first learned how to spin wool about 3,500 bc. 5500 years later 'Dolly', was the first mammal to be cloned, scientists named her after singer Dolly Parton.

Wool is wrinkle resistant, fire resistant & a great insulater, it also has an incredible natural UV (Sunlight) Protection built in. The same cannot be said of manmade fabrics, how cool is that ?

In the 15th century, Spain's thriving wool trade financed the expeditions of its conquistadors, including the voyage Christopher Columbus made to the New World, in fact he came from a family of wool traders.