A wool blend carpet is crafted from a combination of wool and other compatible fibers, either natural or synthetic. The most common combinations include wool and sisal, nylon, polypropylene, polyester or poly silk, or TENCEL. There are a number of reasons to choose a wool blend carpet over a 100% wool option, including intriguing colors, textural variance, and improved durability.
Wool and Sisal Carpet
A blend of wool and sisal brings a variety of pleasing attributes to your floors. The interplay of sisal and wool fibers and their natural colors produce visually appealing and textured carpets that can be installed wall-to-wall. Hollywood and Gibraltar are vibrant examples of the pattern play between sisal and wool.
Both wool and sisal are non-toxic natural fibers that positively impact indoor air quality, provide thermal insulation, and biodegrade when the time comes. The durability of these fibers means a wool-sisal blend carpet won’t compress with heavy traffic or furniture, resulting in a wall-to-wall carpet that will look great for years to come.
Wool and Nylon Carpet
Nylon is the synthetic material of choice for high-traffic settings, and when blended with beautiful wool, the resulting wool blend carpet is appropriate for a commercial or a residential setting. Nylon further improves wool’s resilience and durability and creates a stain-fighting combination: wool is naturally stain-resistant and nylon is inherently stain-resistant.
For a refined look, a tight flatly woven blend like Rugby or tretford® Roll complements interior styles of all kinds and carries contract grade ratings. For the home, our Elliot flat weave boosts a sophisticated herringbone pattern for a classic look, and Kells is a handloomed loop pile wool and nylon carpet that adds coziness to any room.
Wool and Polypropylene Carpet
Polypropylene blended with wool creates a carpet that looks very much like sisal but with a softer touch. For example, Middlesex boasts the classic bouclé structure often seen in sisal carpets like Madrid but is soft to the touch thanks to the wool-polypropylene blend. This fiber combination offers other benefits as well, like increased durability, abrasion resistance, and appearance retention. Furthermore, the cold-reflecting power of polypropylene added to the insulating warmth of wool allows for excellent thermal protection and comfort.