Let's talk about it: Wool Rugs

Let's talk about it: Wool Rugs

Let's talk about wool rugs!

They are a popular choice for interior designers for a reason. Wool rugs offer a wide range of benefits, including durability, softness, natural insulation, easy cleaning, environmental friendliness, and style versatility. In this post, we'll dive deeper into these benefits and provide instructions for proper care and maintenance.

Whether you're a long-time fan of wool rugs or just discovering their many advantages, we hope this post will provide valuable information and inspiration for your home decor. 


Why We LOVE Wool:


Wool rugs are known for their durability, which makes them an excellent investment. They can withstand heavy foot traffic, and their natural fibers make them resistant to wear and tear. Additionally, wool rugs can last for many years with proper care and maintenance.


Wool rugs are soft and plush, which makes them a great choice for living rooms and bedrooms. They provide a comfortable and cozy surface for walking, sitting, and lounging. Additionally, wool rugs can help absorb sound, which makes them ideal for noisy environments.

Natural insulation:

Wool is a natural insulator, which means that wool rugs can help keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. They can also help reduce energy costs by keeping your home more energy-efficient.

Easy to clean:

Wool rugs are relatively easy to clean, which makes them a practical choice for homes with children and pets. They can be vacuumed regularly, and stains can be removed with a damp cloth and mild detergent.

Environmentally friendly:

Wool is a renewable resource, and wool rugs are biodegradable, which makes them an environmentally friendly choice. Additionally, wool is a natural fire retardant, which means that wool rugs are safer than synthetic rugs in the event of a fire.

Style versatility:

Wool rugs come in a variety of styles, colors, and patterns, which makes them a versatile choice for any home decor. Whether you're looking for a classic, traditional look or a modern, contemporary feel, there's a wool rug that will fit your design aesthetic.


A few things to consider:

Wool rugs can be more expensive than other types of rugs. However, they are a worthwhile investment due to their long-lasting durability.

While wool rugs are naturally resistant to stains, they can absorb spills if not cleaned up immediately. It's important to spot clean spills as soon as they happen to prevent them from setting in.


How Do You Clean Wool Rugs?

Vacuum Regularly:

The first step in cleaning a wool rug is to vacuum it regularly. Use a vacuum cleaner with a beater bar or a rotating brush to remove dirt and debris from the rug fibers. Make sure to vacuum in the direction of the rug's nap to avoid damaging the fibers.

Spot Clean Stains:

If your wool rug gets a stain, it's important to clean it as soon as possible to prevent the stain from setting. Use a clean, damp cloth and a mild detergent to gently blot the stain. Avoid using hot water or harsh chemicals, as these can damage the rug fibers.

Professional Cleaning:

For a deep clean, it's recommended to have your wool rug professionally cleaned every 12-18 months. Look for a professional rug cleaning service that specializes in wool rugs and uses gentle cleaning methods.

Dry Thoroughly:

After cleaning your wool rug, it's important to dry it thoroughly to prevent mold and mildew growth. Hang the rug outside or place it in a well-ventilated area to air dry. Avoid direct sunlight and heat, as these can cause the fibers to shrink or fade.

By following these cleaning tips, you can help keep your wool rug looking its best for many years to come. Remember to always read the care instructions that come with your rug, as some wool rugs may have specific cleaning requirements.


To conclude, wool rugs are a classic and versatile option for your home. It's a great investment and one of the best options available when it comes to rugs. Click here to view our selection. These are our tried and true favorites! 

Laura & Simone

Sisters, founders of Elburne, year-round Cape Codders


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