How carpets look and function depends largely on the fibres they are made of. Wool is still recognised as the best fibre for use in carpet. It is used on its own in a pure 100% form or in blends with nylon and polypropylene to improve its wear properties. An 80/20 blend of wool/nylon is generally recognised as the most suitable make up of a twist pile carpet.
A blend of at least 80% wool is recommended in a carpet. and it is recognised that UK manufacturers make the best carpet in the world. At Adam Carpets they use both British Wool and New Zealand Wool in their products. British Wool can give carpet strength and durability, whilst the NZ Wool is softer and whiter, which means they can dye lighter colours.
The advantages of wool are:
It is naturally flame retardant
Has a low propensity to soil and so has good appearance retention
Very good wear properties
Easy to clean and maintain and is environmentally friendly and a sustainable fibre