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Friday, April 6, 2018

Characteristics of High-Quality Rugs



Whether you choose a sheepskin or lambskin rug is a matter of preference and how you intend to use it, but regardless of the age of the sheep, all premium sheepskin rugs have similar characteristics:

Wool density – the amount of fibers per square inch.

Wool loft – the ability of the wool to retain its height.

Color – unmarred or stained wool in a natural ivory color.

Length of the wool – quality sheepskin have a minimum of 65 mm or 2 1/2 inches.

Smell – superior sheepskin or lambskin rugs should have no chemical smell at all.

Defect free – examine the rug for defects, small holes or mars on the hide.

Wool texture and feel – a high-quality rug has a soft, silky feel.

Supple hide – the hide must be thick, soft and flexible without peeling or cracking.