You've Got Wool Carpet Questions? We've Got The Answers!
Wool carpet is fast becoming a popular choice in new homes and renovations across the Gold Coast. While perhaps a product choice that many think is suited to cooler climates, wool carpet has loads of benefits—many of which we will touch on in this blog. As one of the Gold Coasts leading wool carpet installers, we’ve asked our Managing Director, Aaron and Sales Executive, Kris for their top tips when it comes to installing wool carpet in your home.
But first, if you haven’t explored our wool carpet range in our showroom, we encourage you to drop in, kick off your shoes and try our collections for yourself. Wool carpet creates a sense of warmth, comfort and style in any home. Our wool carpet comes in a variety of weights, cuts (loop pile and cut pile) and in a wide range of colours—all designed to enhance the look of your next project.
Explore Our Wool Carpet Range
What are the benefits of Wool Carpet?
Wool carpet comes with a range of benefits. While being naturally stain-resistant, hypoallergenic and energy efficient, there are many reasons why you should consider installing wool carpet in your home or business.
- Durable, resilient & family-friendly
- Natural Odour Control
- Natural insulation properties for warmth and energy efficiency
- Sustainable and eco-friendly, being a renewable resource and biodegradable material
- Offers sound absorption, reducing noise levels in your home.
- Fire-resistant and has low flammability compared to synthetic materials
Our manufacturers proudly meet stringent quality standards with their wool carpet ranges. To find out more, check out our ‘Wool Carpet Benefits’ blog below.
Wool Carpet Pros and Cons
Wool Carpet Pros
Natural Insulation: Wool fibers have excellent insulation properties, providing warmth and enhancing energy efficiency by retaining heat in your home.
Soft and Luxurious: Wool carpet offers a luxurious and comfortable feel underfoot, adding a touch of elegance and coziness to your living spaces.
Durability: Wool is a durable and resilient material that can withstand heavy foot traffic without showing signs of wear and tear. It retains its shape and appearance for a long time.
Moisture Regulation: Wool fibers can absorb and release moisture, helping to maintain a balanced indoor humidity level and preventing the growth of mold or mildew.
Stain-Resistant: Wool carpet has natural stain-resistant qualities, making it easier to clean and maintain. It repels spills and dirt, allowing for easier removal of stains.
Sustainable and Eco-Friendly: Wool is a renewable resource, and its production has a relatively low environmental impact compared to synthetic materials. It is biodegradable, reducing waste and contributing to a greener planet.
Wool Carpet Cons
Higher Cost: Wool carpet tends to be more expensive than synthetic alternatives due to the higher cost of raw materials and manufacturing processes.
Susceptible to Staining: While wool has inherent stain resistance, it is not entirely stain-proof. Spills and stains may penetrate the fibers if not promptly and properly cleaned, potentially leading to permanent damage.
Requires Special Care: Wool carpet requires specific cleaning methods and products to maintain its quality. It’s recommended to follow manufacturer guidelines or seek professional cleaning, which can incur additional costs.
Prone to Fading: Cheaper wool carpets may be susceptible to fading when exposed to excessive sunlight. This can cause the carpet’s colours to dull over time, particularly in areas with prolonged sun exposure.
Can Shed and Fuzz (but not for long): New wool carpet installations may experience shedding or fuzzing, where loose fibres come off the surface. While this is temporary and decreases over time, it can initially require more frequent vacuuming.
Allergy Sensitivity: While wool is not a common allergen, some individuals may be sensitive to wool fibres.
Aaron's Top Wool Carpet picks...
With so many wool choices to choose from and so many variables to consider our Managing Director, Aaron has picked some of his top wool carpet picks below. To find out more, follow the links to their individual product pages.
Best Budget Wool Carpet
Rossmore Heather by Tuftmaster
Rossmore Heather is one of our best budget wool carpets. Available in 9 contemporary colours, it has excellent thermal qualities (great for warm AND cool climates) and is non-allergenic. You can explore the range here.
Best Wool Carpet
Levante by Bremworth
Levante by Bremworth is a family-friendly and hard-wearing loop pile wool carpet available in 10 different shades.. There’s no rustic look here, just a tailored heather loop pile that looks sharp on the floor and will suit everything from a family home to an apartment.
Favourite On-Trend Wool Colour
Pyua, Samurai by Bremworth
Pyua in our Samurai range (by Bremworth) is a skilfully crafted chunky loop carpet of unique structure and a beautiful finish. The natural tones set the mood for any modern Gold Coast home and looks beautiful amongst a range of furnishes and finishes.
Luxury Wool Carpet
Our fave is Ripples by Bremworth
Ripples brings a natural approach indoors, inspiring a pursuit of happiness with its warm array of colours. The texture-rich patterns and use of felted wool provides soft and luxurious carpet for your home. This range is one you need to see for yourself, so drop in and check out our samples.
Is Wool Carpet Good in Winter?
When winter arrives, wool carpet becomes an exceptional choice for creating a cozy and warm ambiance in your home.
Insulation: Wool fibers possess natural insulation properties, providing excellent thermal insulation and retaining warmth, making your living spaces feel snug and comfortable during the colder months.
Heat Retention: Wool carpet has the ability to retain heat, ensuring that the warmth generated by your heating system remains trapped within the room, resulting in energy efficiency and cost savings.
Softness and Comfort: The luxurious texture of wool carpet enhances the comfort level of your living spaces, providing a plush and cozy surface for walking, sitting, or lounging during the winter months.
Moisture Absorption: Wool has natural moisture-wicking properties, effectively absorbing excess humidity from the air. This helps to maintain a dry and comfortable indoor environment, preventing issues like mold or mildew growth.
Durability: Wool is a highly durable and resilient material, capable of withstanding heavy foot traffic without compromising its appearance or performance, ensuring long-lasting beauty and functionality throughout the winter season and beyond.
Investing in wool carpet is a smart choice for winter, combining warmth, comfort, durability, and style to create a welcoming haven during the colder months.
But what about in our warmer Gold Coast climate?
Wool carpet is not only ideal for winter but also offers numerous advantages in warmer weather, making it a versatile choice for year-round comfort. Wool’s natural fibers have inherent breathability, allowing air to circulate and regulate temperature, keeping your living spaces cool and comfortable during hot summer months.
If you’re in the Gold Coast area, consider investing in wool carpet from trusted suppliers to enhance your home’s aesthetics and create a comfortable haven regardless of the season. Discover the benefits of wool carpet on the Gold Coast for a stylish and functional flooring solution all year long.
Your Wool Carpet Frequently Asked Questions
Wool Carpet has a great reputation for being naturally stain resistant, but does that mean they’re easy to clean? This depends on the ‘cut’ of your carpet – with cut pile carpets generally being easier to maintain than a loop. We suggest spot cleaning any wet spills on wool carpet immediately with a professional floor cleaning product (like pureflor), so that it does not absorb into the carpet or underlay. Dry spills simply need to be vacuumed up, we suggest doing this regularly to maintain the appearance of your wool carpet.
We stock a range of great floor cleaning products including Bremworth’s Dry Stain Remover. Bremworth have some great tips on their website, so we have included their handy link below. Their website tips are based on advice from Wools of New Zealand, but before you do anything, make sure you have scraped up any solids and blotted up any excess liquid spills with paper towels. And remember – never rub wet carpet.
Wool carpet resists the growth of irritants like bacteria, moulds and mildew, trapping potential allergens and removing them from the air you breathe. With regular cleaning (we recommend vacuuming twice per week), wool carpet is suitable for asthma and allergy sufferers.
So why wouldn’t you choose hard flooring when the dust is ‘trapped’ in the carpet fibres? The issue with hard flooring is that fine dust is more likely to travel around the room and into the air that we breathe. Research has shown that asthma sufferers can actually benefit more from the dust being trapped and vacuumed out as allergy causing contaminants aren’t being inhaled. You can find more information on this research here.
Wool and synthetic carpets vary from supplier-to-supplier. Because there can be so much variation between brands and the way that the carpet (and it’s backing) have been constructed, it’s hard to simply say if one is better than the other. While there are a range of benefits when it comes to wool carpet over synthetics (listed above), it’s best to chat with one of our Flooring Experts to determine which products best suit your needs and budget.
There are a number of factors that need to be considered when quoting the total cost of installing wool carpet in your property. At One Source Flooring, we manage the entire carpet installation process from start to finish and, because we’ve completed your measure and have supplied your carpet—we can provide an accurate, fixed-price quote.
When calculating supply costs per square metre, it’s important to note that carpet roll widths vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Depending on the carpet rolls, their placement and the placements of joints need to be positioned in specific areas depending on the room’s configuration. ‘Wastage’ is also required, ‘generally’ an extra 15-20% on top of the net area. By taking these factors into consideration, you will have a more realistic idea on the square meterage you require for the job.
We recommend booking a free in-home measure and quote so that our expert team can provide an accurate quote. Other important considerations include:
Removing Existing Floors & Floor Preparation
Before installing the wool carpet, there may be a need to prepare your floor. If the project is a renovation, either you or our carpet installers would need to remove the old carpets and ensure that the floor is clean, level and in top condition — ready for your new wool carpet.
Number of Rooms
The number of rooms that need new carpet installation will influence the overall cost. Generally speaking, the cost per square metre of your carpet reduces as your requirements increase.
Installing wool carpet in a rectangular-shaped room will cost less than a room that’s an odd shape or has round edges. This is purely due to the increase in time taken to complete the room as it’s more complex
Wool carpet installation on stairways requires accurate measurement, cutting and precise installation Due to the complexity of installing carpets on stairways and the time taken to do so, you may need to pay extra for installation.
We understand that not everyone can move big, heavy furniture. Choosing to take-up a furniture removal service can marginally increase your cost. If you’ve got the muscle to move furniture, we recommend doing this prior to installation to save some money.
If your property is in a highrise (or similar) and access to the space is an issue, this may increase the cost of your installation. If specific equipment or machinery is required to transport your materials to your property, this will be worked into your quote.
Generally the fibre type of your carpet doesn’t influence the cost of your installation. However, if you choose carpet that has a pattern that requires additional time to install it, this may increase the cost.
Buying and installing carpet on your Gold Coast property is an investment, so it’s important to employ the services of an expert carpet installer. At One Source Flooring, we regularly receive rave reviews from our customers and only pick the best installers for the job.
At One Source Flooring, we only supply and install the very best wool carpet, not only from Australia, but from the Netherlands and New Zealand. Here’s a little bit from our suppliers so you can get to know more from them.
Bremworth is an iconic New Zealand brand offering premium wool carpets uniquely designed and made in New Zealand. With over 60 years in the flooring business, Bremworth‘s ingenuity to innovate with natural materials aims to make homes more sustainable, safer and desirable places to live.
Through operations in Auckland, Napier and Whanganui, Bremworth sources the best quality New Zealand wool for crafting woolen yarn into premium carpets and rugs that naturally soften and elevate your home interior.
Thoughtfully made with premium wool yarns, our Signature Wool carpet range covers multiple weights, constructions and a myriad of colours—from deep charcoal, to lighter, mid-tone palettes. Working closely with their global manufacturers, Signature are committed to enhancing the look, touch, performance, and longevity of beautiful wool carpets.
With over 40 years experience, Tuftmaster is proudly known as one of Australia’s leading Wool carpet manufacturers, providing you with a wide range of wool carpets for Residential and Commercial use.
When you choose a wool carpet from Victoria Carpets, you will be comfortable in the knowledge that you have selected a natural fibre that’s not only renewable and sustainable, but enduringly beautiful.
From the comfort of allergen inhibition to practical advantages such as form resilience and stain resistance, a quality wool carpet will complement any décor, adding a luxurious elegance for years to come.
Wool carpet may experience some shedding or pilling initially, as loose fibres work their way out. However, this is temporary and can be minimised by regular vacuuming and proper carpet maintenance. Please be sure not to use a ‘beater’ brush vacuum head as this will cause unwanted damage to your wool carpet.
Wool carpet is known for its exceptional durability. It is naturally resilient and can withstand heavy foot traffic, maintaining its appearance and integrity for many years. Compared to synthetic carpets, wool tends to have a longer lifespan.
Wool carpet tends to be more expensive than synthetic alternatives due to the higher cost of production. However, it’s important to consider the long-term benefits and durability of wool carpet, which can offset the initial investment with its extended lifespan and timeless appeal.