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Ken's Quick Answer:

Ken and four-legged Flossie talk British wool. Hearty UK weather leads to a more durable product that stands up to years of foot traffic. In fact, the right wool carpet can last you 20-30 years if properly cared for.

Ken's In-Depth Answer:

Some of the finest carpets in the world are made using New Zealand wool. In fact, you see the wools of New Zealand trademark everywhere. At the same time, I don't want to slight our friends in Great Britain.

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Concord Imports, a very important importer of carpets in the northeast, wrote up a piece about British wool. I thought it captured what makes British wool unique and I wanted to share it with you.

"British wool is renowned for its superior bulk, compared to New Zealand wool, a quality that directly translates into carpets that not only last longer, but also maintain their aesthetic appeal after years of foot traffic. This enhanced bulkiness is attributed to the hardy conditions and climate of the UK, where the sheep are raised. This makes British wool an ideal choice for anyone looking for carpets that combine longevity with timeless beauty."

I'm not dissing New Zealand wool. But if durability and performance is something on your mind, don't forget British wool.

If you have any questions about selecting luxury vinyl floors, give us a call at 401-214-0285 or visit our showroom. We serve customers throughout Rhode Island and southeastern New England, including Newport, Middletown, Jamestown, Portsmouth, Bristol and more.

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About Ken: Ken Fain is the co-owner of Island Carpet in Middletown, RI and a floorcovering veteran of more than 40 years. His popular 'Ask Ken' video series answers common flooring questions on a variety of topics. It has reached hundreds of thousands of viewers on both YouTube and Facebook.


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