Still got questions about our range of wool rugs? Let us answer them for you…
How Are Wool Rugs Made?
Skilled artisans have been using wool to weave rugs for centuries, making it the most common rug material in both flat weave & tufted rugs. When woven into a wool rug, the fibre produces a dense, soft, natural feel to the hand & underfoot making it the most enjoyable rug to walk on.
Wool is obtained from sheep, and depending on where the sheep are raised will affect the quality of wool. Our wool is sourced from New Zealand - well renowned for its best in class quality and feel.
The wool is cleaned, spun into yarn and dyed, before being shipped for production. The wool is then carefully braided or tufted, either by hand or in some cases, by machine (all of our Miss Amara Collection is hand woven), row by row until the finished rug is ready.
How To Style A Wool Rug
Our natural wool rugs come in a huge variety of colours and patterns, making the potential styling options endless.
Grey wool rugs are a versatile option due to the neutral colour palette - you could try placing it in a high traffic area such as the dining room or living room, for a neutral, stylish look. Cream and white wool rugs can both bring a wonderful, sophisticated lightness to a room, while black is great for a more chic, out-there kind of look. If you’re looking for more vibrant colours, you might like our blue, green or pink wool rugs, or simply scroll up to view the full collection.
In terms of shape, round wool rugs of all colours are best suited to more open areas in the house rather than specific rooms. At the moment our only round wool rug is the popular Dresden design, which goes great in homes with neutrals, blues or yellows.
For a more bohemian look, try our braided wool rugs - you can still get that light, airy feel, as well as the warmth and comfort that a wool carpet brings. Customers also love our wool shag rugs for the colder months. Some even buy different rugs for each of the seasons! Tufted wool rugs, wool loop rugs and wool berber rugs are also really popular with the Miss Amara tribe - scroll up and use the filtering options to find your favourite.
Depending on the room you are looking to style, you may want to opt for a certain size rug. Our large wool rugs are perfect for big spaces like the living room or dining room, while our wool runner rugs are great for narrow spaces and hallways.
In terms of material, you can opt for a pure wool rug, or try a blended wool rug like wool and sisal or wool and jute.
However you decide to style your wool area rug, just know that our professional stylists are on hand to help you out and make the best choice for your space!
How To Clean A Wool Rug
Wool rugs are one of the easiest rugs to keep clean.
A good starting point is to vacuum your rug regularly. If your wool throw rug has fringes, start from the centre and vacuum outwards, to avoid damage.
You also want to make sure that you rotate your rug from time to time, to prevent sun fading or increased wear in a particular spot.
To do a deep clean (this should only be necessary once in a while), just follow the steps below.
- Shake out the dirt from your wool throw rug. You can do this by hanging the rug up on a clothesline or bannister on a sunny day, and beating it all over with a broom.
- Vacuum the wool rug thoroughly on both sides.
- Fill a bucket with cold water and mix with a gentle detergent (one or two tablespoons of detergent powder).
- Using gentle pressure, get a sponge and lightly scrub the rug with the detergent solution. You will need to make sure you rinse your rug frequently as it will pick up a lot of dirt.
- To “rinse” the area you have just cleaned, dip a fresh sponge in clean water and go over the area again. Important: do not drench or soak the rug as it is made from natural fibres.
- Use some towels to blot up the moisture.
- Allow the rug to dry completely before putting it back on the rug underlay.
Do Wool Rugs Shed?
You will notice some shedding over time, as wool is a natural fibre. Not to worry though! Regular vacuuming is a simple solution, and most of the shedding will occur in the first few months. Wool tends to shed less than other natural fibre rugs such as jute rugs and sisal rugs.
Are Wool Rugs Eco-Friendly?
As wool is a natural fibre, you can rest assured that wool rugs are some of the most eco-friendly rugs available. You can shop our collection of eco-friendly rugs here.
Why Should I Buy My Wool Rug From Miss Amara?
Unlike many other rug retailers, Miss Amara offers the convenience of online shopping with free shipping, risk free returns and professional styling advice. This means you can get all of the expert knowledge you would get in a physical rug store, but with the ease of being able to choose the right rug for you and at your own pace. Being online means we also don’t have really silly markups like a lot of our competitors!