Quality Materials Mean Easy-Care


The type of fiber used in a rug plays a key role in how it feels and how well it performs. Basically, there are two fiber types: natural and man-made. The predominant natural rug fiber is wool. Other natural materials such as silk, linen, sisal and cotton are sometimes blended with wool. Due to modern technology, many rugs on today's market are made from synthetic fibers such as nylon, acrylic, polypropylene and polyester.


Wool is the most beautiful, luxurious, and durable of all the rug fibers. It is a natural fiber that is highly regarded for its strength, durability, crush resistance, cleanability, and comfort.

Visit Wools of New Zealand to learn more about this superior fiber.

Nylon, Acrylic, Olefin, Polypropylene or Polyester

These man-made fibers offer a combination of richness and easy-care at an affordable price. Advancements in synthetic yarn technology have continued to develop amazing color clarity, colorfastness while maintaining crush resistance and stain protection.


Regular Maintenance & Care Suggestions

The first thing we recommend is that you purchase a pad to put underneath your rug. This will keep your rug from sliding around, which can cause premature wear, and will help retain its original appearance longer. Our knowledgeable staff members can help you make the right selection for your situation. Review our Pad Options.

Vacuuming is the best way to remove every-day dirt and dust. Vacuum once a week, or less if your rug is in a low foot traffic area. Special care should be taken in the fringe area as vacuuming with a beater bar can catch and pull the fringe. In the first year of use, you might notice some excess fuzz that accumulates on the rug surface. This fuzzing is perfectly normal and in no way shortens the life of the rug. It is merely the result of loose fibers.

Lastly, remember to rotate your rug periodically. Over the years, set foot traffic or sunlight patterns can cause fading or uneven wear.