Fire Safe Wool


As we enter the Holiday Season temperatures are falling and Jack Frost has begun nipping at a lot of noses.  As the season progresses and creosote infused Yule Logs begin shooting embers across the family room, and candles spread their warm glow, and chestnuts begin roasting on open fires, it’s a good time to remind your customers of the exceptionally unsurpassed fire-safe qualities of wool. Wool is the most fire-safe textile material used in interior refinishing.

  • Wool carpets have exceptionally low levels of flammability and represent the logical choice for creating safe, healthy indoor environments.
  • Wool is naturally flame-resistant and its performance exceeds that of all other commonly used textile fibers
  • Wool is difficult to ignite due to its higher ignition temperature
  • Wool has a low heat of combustion and a low rate of heat release. Please don’t ask us to explain this one!
  • If wool comes into contact with another burning surface, it won’t melt or stick and is self-extinguishing once the initial ignition source is removed.
  • Wool forms an insulating char when it burns and emits less smoke and toxic gasses than formed during combustion of synthetic fibers.

(Source: Unique Carpets Ltd)


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