Choosing a carpet that can stand up against traffic in your home can be difficult. For high traffic areas, ditch the silk or shag and look for a durable wool carpet to save the day. We’ve put together some reasons why wool carpet will be more beneficial for your high traffic room.

Most well made wool rugs are extremely durable, which makes them a great option for a room with a heavy flow of traffic. These rugs will hold up for a long time on their own, which makes them a desirable choice for your home. Additionally, there is one simple step that will allow you to extend their lifespan: Place a pad underneath. Typically, rugs and carpets don’t wear out from the top, but from the bottom. By placing a pad underneath your wool rug, you will keep your rug looking new and lasting longer.

Silk and Shag should be avoided in high traffic areas, as they are less durable and won’t be able to withstand the traffic. Silk rugs are not made to be durable at all, and shag rugs in a high traffic room will wear out and lay flat because you’ll be walking on the side of the pile and not the top. It is best to keep the silk and shag carpet options out of your high traffic rooms, and start thinking about wool.

Additionally, be sure to choose a pattern or color that will not display dirt and stains easily. This means it is best to avoid whites and creams, or black solid carpets. Each of these shows dirt quickly and obviously. It is best to choose a color that is in between the two, or a pattern that will camouflage dirt and stains.

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