This rug is constructed of yarns created with a blend of viscose and wool. While wool is naturally dirt and stain resistant, viscose is more delicate. Viscose rugs are constructed of wood cellulose fibers which absorb moisture easily, therefore cleaning is not advised. Experienced and professional dry cleaning is recommended. Do not spot clean with clean water as cellulose fiber can discolor when exposed to water.
Wool carpets have outstanding easycare properties. Flame resistance, stain resistance and resilience are characteristics inherent to wool and are not achievable by chemical treatments. The high moisture content of wool fibers, along with its protein constituents, provide wool carpets with excellent natural flame resistance. Wool fibers do not support combustion- it is difficult to ignite and is self-extinguishable. The surface of a wool fiber is covered by a thin protective membrane which allows wool the ability to shed water. This membrane prevents water from readily penetrating the individual wool fibers.
Viscose is popular for a number of reasons, most importantly its luxurious look and feel yet affordable price. Viscose is versatile and blends easily with other fibres. It is easily dyed and retains vivid colours particularly well. It is renowned for its silk like lustre, appealing drape and superior softness to cotton.
We recommend viscose for light traffic areas as it does absorb moisture – body oils and water. This can discolour and weaken the fabric and result in marking.
Fabricated by pushing surface yarns through a previously constructed sheet of primary
backing to which the secondary back is laminated. The smooth classic finish often known is sometimes called “velour” or “velvet” pile, ideal for bringing a luxurious and sensual feel to rooms. The tops of the loops of wool are cut and the yarn is twisted and set to produce tufts of yarn that stand upright and produce a smooth, even surface.