Hi, I am Melissa from NorthlineExpress.com and today I am going to introduce you to the best material choice when it comes to hearth rugs…wool. A wool hearth rug is designed to serve the purpose of protecting your flooring in the event that you have an ember pop out or a log roll out of your fireplace or wood stove. They also adorn the hearth with comfort and style in mind. If you are searching for a hearth rug the next 5 reasons are why a wool hearth rug is a top notch choice.
Make the Right Choice…Choose a Wool Hearth Rug
Wool is a natural fire retardant fiber and it also has a low flame spread rate. What that means is if you were to put a burning ember on a wool hearth rug, the area under the ember will only char. The wool hearth rug is going to self-extinguish any flame and prevent the burn from spreading.
When a wool rug chars it results in less smoke output and less toxic fumes as compared to polyester or fiberglass because it is a natural fiber. When a wool fireplace rug is exposed to a burning ember it is also not going to melt or burn through. Should a wool rug and an ember meet, where your rug is burnt will be blackened but that area can be brushed out and you will be barely able to tell it happened. The fibers in the charred area will be shorter but that is not usually very noticeable. This is not the case with synthetic fiber rugs; they will melt and could possibly even burn through when exposed to a burning ember.
Wool fibers are hydrophobic meaning that they do not like water so it will repel water or any liquid for that matter. This is always a good factor when choosing a rug. It means that if something is spilled on your rug it will bead up rather than immediately soaking in.
When you think about the comfort factor of wool in comparison to other fireplace rug materials it’s nearly impossible to beat. Often you will find yourself kneeling in front of your fireplace while stoking or tending it and your knees will thank you if they’re on a wool hearth rug. Wool fireplace rugs are going to be the thickest and softest feeling fireplace rugs.
Because wool is able to accept dyes and retain color, you will notice that you have the largest selection of colors and styles with wool hearth rugs. There are a lot of beautifully colored wool hearth rugs with some great patterns, so you are sure to find one that blends well with your existing décor.
When it comes to fireplace rugs there are many different types to choose from but you just can beat the wool ones. Whether you are looking for comfort, style, or to protect your home and family you’ll get it all when you choose a wool hearth rug. I hope that you have found this video helpful.