I receive many calls each week from consumers who complain that the rug they have purchased continues to “shed”. Some have even said that they have filled up their vacuum several time with this “fuzz” and wonder if they will have any carpet left in a few more months. The first thing I usually ask is what the carpet is made of, and the label will always state that it is 100% wool. Furthermore, it is usually a machine loomed (or power loomed) thick cut pile rug. Although I love wool because of its durability, it is difficult to assess the performance of any rug without comparing it to one of high quality. There is a test you can do before making a purchase, or in your home.
Quality test: Perform this before you make the purchase. Continue reading “Is your rug losing it’s wool?”