You've Got Wool Carpet Questions? We've Got The Answers!
Wool carpet is fast becoming a popular choice amongst our customers, with many asking how wool carpet will not only look in their home, but how it fits within their lifestyle and budget. As one of the Gold Coasts leading wool carpet installers, we’ve compiled all of our handy info and tips to get you started on your wool carpet journey.
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 ranges come 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.
In this resource, we’ve also covered some of our clients most frequently asked questions and highlighted some of our Managing Director, Aaron’s favourite styles.
Explore Our Wool Carpet Range
Why Should You Choose 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.
- Wool Carpet is Resilient & Family-Friendly
- Wool Carpet has Natural Odour Control
- Wool Carpet is a Natural Insulator
- Wool Carpet is Sustainable
- Wool Carpet is Considered to be Fire Safe
Our manufacturers proudly meet stringent quality standards with their wool carpet ranges. To find out more, check out our ‘Wool Carpet Benefits’ blog below.
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 Grey Wool Carpet
Kawa, Samurai by Bremworth
Kawa in our Samurai range (by Bremworth) is a skilfully crafted chunky loop carpet of unique structure and a beautiful finish. The grey 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.
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.