Did you know that as much as 10% more heat is retained in a room with a wool carpet? Not only that, but wool carpets are easy to clean, their pile is resilient and doesn't flatten easily, they look better for longer and last longer than non-wool carpets. And, of course, they are so soft underfoot! Click through our gallery to discover 10 wool and wool-rich carpets worth knowing about. Here's the first...
Brinton's Allium Moonlight, £70 per square metre, is 80% wool and 20% nylon. Such wool rich carpets are a popular choice as they provide even greater durability and stain resistance.
For awkward areas like the stairs consider custom-made carpet. This 100% wool stair and hall runner costs £88 per linear metre from Blenheim.
In a contemporary setting stripes make a real impact. Cormar Carpets' Avebury loop pile is 100% wool in a choice of five designs. Priced at £34 per square metre
Originally made to be robust and hardwearing by the North African tribe of the same name, Berber carpets have a loop pile. The Zanzibar, 100% wool Berber carpet costs £17.99 per square metre from Carpetright and comes with a seven year warranty.
The Majestic collection of 80% wool carpet, £79 per square metre from Brintons, comes in some lovely gentle hues including palest pink, soft green and this duck egg blue.
B&Q's Rimini is a competitively priced wool blend carpet at £29.98 per square metre. Available in a variety of shades including a rich Merlot red.
A slight fleck brings this pale, Berber twist carpet to life. Produced by Cormar Carpets, the West Country range is 80% wool and 20% man made fibre and comes in a choice of 15 shades. Expect to pay £26 per square metre.
Warm and sensuous underfoot and in a glorious aubergine shade, the 100% Wool Indulgent carpet from Crucial Trading costs £98 per square metre.
Kundara pure wool twist from Jacaranda has a dense pile and subtle textural stripes. Fashionable colours of chocolate, charcoal and ivory are available for £70 per square metre.
An interesting texture can make all the difference to a plain carpet. Pompom Cream looks lovely and feels great underfoot. £110 per square metre from Crucial Trading.