Wool carpets have outstanding easycare properties. Flame resistance, stain resistance and resiliency are characteristics inherent of 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.
A viscose fiber made from cellulose and purified cotton. It has been specially developed for use as a carpet yarn and has been formulated to have superior strength, a fabulous silk like sheen, and excellent color retention.
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.
Using modern technology this weaving technique forms a vertical connection between two layers of fabric. A cut pile effect is obtained and is known as face to face weaving.
Viscose rugs are constructed of wood cellulose fibers, which absorb moisture easily, therefore cleaning is not advised.
If cleaning should become necessary, dry cleaning is preferable. However, always check with the dry cleaner since some harsh chemicals may cause discoloration to the fibers.
Do not spot clean with water as cellulose fibers will turn yellow or discolor when wet and may stain after cleaning.
Lighter colors are more susceptible to staining and large, solid areas will show staining more easily.
Avoid placing viscose rugs in high-traffic areas to minimize the need for cleaning.
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Luxe Home Company
126 Village Boulevard
Princeton, NJ 08540
Monday-Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-5
We currently only take custom rug orders through our showroom. We would love to answer your questions