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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:45 PM

Does anyone have any experience with wool carpeting? It's long past time

to replace the flooring in my tiny house and I read that wool helps clean the air. I could use all the help with that I can get.

I am thinking laminate in the entry way/living room/hallway, ceramic planks in the kitchen and ceramic tile in the bathroom, but I like carpet in the bedroom. Because it's where I sleep (most time) I thought that would be where I splurged.

I am not trying to reinvent the wheel, and this is a Ford neighborhood.

Any thoughts?

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Reply Does anyone have any experience with wool carpeting? It's long past time (Original post)
LaydeeBug Jan 2013 OP
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hlthe2b Jan 2013 #2
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hlthe2b Jan 2013 #4
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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:49 PM

1. It get dirty really, really, really fast

And stains really, really, really, really, really, really easy.

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:51 PM

2. Well having fought a moth infestation for two years now that....

destroyed both a wool and a silk area carpet, ate through most of my wool sweaters and even some of my cotton clothing, that would be my concern...

With intense effort I have managed to contain them, but never in my life did I think I would likely have a problem like this with an insect that I never even saw. I now know why my MOM used those horrific (and toxic) napthalene moth balls. I always stuck with natural products, which really don't work very well (obviously).


So, I'd inquire about this as an issue,.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:00 PM

3. Do you think the wool carpet brought about the problem? I have never had trouble with moths...

and I do have pets.

Maybe it's back to the drawing board

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Response to LaydeeBug (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:05 PM

4. Well, I know that they devoured the wool carpet beyond belief (it was rolled up and stored

behind my sofa, since I wasn't using it)... It had been cleaned and vacuumed since its last use (but not professionally, along with the silk one which was less damaged)... Frankly, I think I may have picked up the moth larvae at a short term apartment I rented with old berber carpeting... But, I really don't know. I'd never had a problem with moths before and by the time I realized it both rugs were destroyed (as well as severlal expensive pieces of wool clothing).

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Response to LaydeeBug (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:50 AM

6. My infestation of Wool Eating Bastards

arrived in a bag of wild bird seed. The carpet itself won't draw them, something has to introduce them.

Wool carpeting is incredibly luxurious stuff and wears much better than plastic carpeting does. You could also think about bringing in wool area rugs, stuck down with a tacky backing that wouldn't damage your floor, to put the luxury where your feet are most likely to find it. That would reduce the capital investment and if you did notice a little brown moth at any point, you could roll them up and take them out to be treated.

I've culled everything that showed damage around here, mothballed everything that didn't, and treat all my fiber to kill anything that has gotten into it regularly. I still notice a few corpses in the pheromone traps every summer, though, so once you get WEBs, you need to stay vigilant.

If you haven't had any damage to sweaters and other clothing, chances are you haven't had an infestation. Pray it stays like that.

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:37 AM

5. Air purifiers help a lot

for that issue. Stain master carpet is what they put in all office buildings if it is stains you worry about. And with a electric air purifier you wouldn't have to go with wool.


The thing about carpet is that it installs easy and is removed easy. If you like carpet ,get it, and if you don't like it after a while get rid of it !

The biggest part about carpet installation is removing furniture. If you do that and put it al back
the installation is just but two hours.

Seems to me about $300.00 there about would get ya some pretty nice carpet for a room. Maybe $400.00 with under pad and tack strips. Prices vary according to quality and grade.

The more easy it is to maintain -vacuum so fourth ,the better.

Seems to me you should have a consult with a specialist at a place that specializes in carpet and installation.

Let them show you all the different types of carpet.

You should have fun with that !

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2013, 05:48 AM

7. Wool rugs!!

Last edited Wed Mar 13, 2013, 02:15 AM - Edit history (2)

I have wool rug in my living room and it really looks great and is easy to maintain. Each fiber of wool has an outer casing which traps the dirt close to the surface. This means that any dirt can easily be picked up by vacuum. A further protective layer ensures that water doesn't penetrate through, making owning a woolen rug, easy to maintain. Go for it you will not regret having it.
Visit this site to have various types of rugs like wool rugs, jute rugs, sisal rugs, etc.

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2013, 05:31 AM

8. Wool Cleaning air! Bit strange

Last edited Sat Mar 16, 2013, 11:48 AM - Edit history (1)

Never thought like that. There are other ways of cleaning but wool cleaning the air is bit strange.
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