Some of the most beautiful area rugs in the world are wool rugs made from New Zealand sheepskin. They are earth-friendly as these rugs are organic. Furthermore, your friends and family will adore and envy these sheepskin rugs, because they are not only aesthetically pleasing, they have amazing qualities which can be shown off in your home decor. Let's examine these features.
Once for ounce, simple, pure 100% sheep and lambskin rugs are stronger than steel. They will not lose their shape or easily rip or tear. They do not shed, are water resistant and are static free. They also resist piling, soiling and do not easily wrinkle. Also, whenever you feel they need it, lambskin and sheepskin rugs can be washed. You can wash them by hand or even in the washing machine on the gentle cycle. If something is ever spilled on your wonderful rug, you simply need to take a towel and blot the spill. That's all there is to it. You can shake it, brush it or even vacuum your sheepskin fur rug. It is effortless to care for a sheepskin rug and it can handle virtually anything. They last for many, many years and will retain their shape and beauty with a minimal amount of care - they can stand up to the toughest conditions you throw at them.
You probably don't realize that these amazing sheepskin area rugs are also breathable. They soak up and absorb moisture in the air due to their hollow wool fibers. The can hold up to 30% of their weight when it comes to moisture in the air. Why does this matter? This means that in the warmer times of the year, when it's hot outside, they will feel cool and dry on your skin, and when it turns cold, sheepskin rugs remain warm and dry. A free flowing blanket of air is always present between your sheepskin wool rug and your skin.
Just fathom what this can mean for your comfort. On hot and humid summer days, don't you stick to a leather sofa when you sit on it? Of course you do. And what of vinyl furniture, do you stick to it to? Obviously we have all experienced this, not to mention burning ourselves on the vinyl car seats on a hot and sunny day. This will never happen with sheepskin. On cold, wet days, sheepskin are luscious and warm - and when it's scorching, they stay refreshing and cool to the touch.
All natural sheepskin rugs contain lanolin, which is yet another marvelous quality. You have probably heard of lanolin as a moisturizer, but did you know that this lubricant is actually derived from raw wool? Mankind has tried unsuccessfully for centuries to duplicate lanolin in the laboratory. Though man has tried, it remains one of nature's miracles that can not be duplicated. This means that your sheepskin rug is soft and wonderful on your children's skin when they are lying on it and playing with their toys and games. Lambskin and sheepskin rugs will keep your children cool in the summer and off the damp and drafty floors in the winter.
For the well being of their babies, smart mothers know about the benefits of lambskin comforters and rugs. Mom's treasure these rugs and comforters and they go everywhere their babies go. Why is this? When they are wrapped in a lambskin comforter, it is known that babies will sleep more soundly while riding in the car. As it keeps them cool and dry on a hot day, it's wonderful for babies to lie on lambskin rugs on the floor, and it's even beneficial for their skin. In it's great to keep babies off of a drafty floor when it's cold outside but laying them on a soft lambskin rug, which will keep them ever so warm. As they say, it will keep them as snug as a bug in a rug.
These simple yet beautiful sheepskin rugs are not only a magnificent addition that helps create a fabulous home decor, it is essential for a loving family to experience the special magic and caring touch of wool sheepskin and lambskin area rugs and comforters.