Many household floors are covered with woollen carpets. In fact New Zealand has some of the highest amount of Wool fibre used in flooring across the world. The cost of manufacturing wool in comparison to synthetic fibres is high, so often, home owners have paid a premium for their carpeting.
Wool carpets can be remarkably stain resistant and even food dyes, red wine, coffee and tannin products can often be removed without damaging the wool content.
Stain treatments on Wool carpets should be done only by an experienced carpet technician. Chemicals and methods should be wool friendly. Due to Synthetic carpets holding a dominant position in the carpet market, many stain reduction chemical and methods are not designed specifically for Wool which is much more sensitive to certain processes intended for synthetic carpets. Keep in mind Synthetic carpets are designed to mimic wool qualities, it is important the carpet technician can discern the fibre type.