Wool is the main component of higher quality pile area rugs and is the most common material for rugs. Most wool comes from sheep, but it can also come from llamas, goats, or alpaca. Wool is a pliant material with greater durability than synthetic material, while remaining soft to touch. Wool’s porous composition accepts dyes readily which leads to beautifully colored and designed rugs. Wool area rugs also naturally resist dust mites, which is significant to people with allergies, because dust mites can intensify allergies. Wool rugs are fire resistant and anti-static, with a thick weave that muffles sound. With regular vacuuming and spot cleaning, eco-friendly wool area rugs wear wonderfully for decades of use while adding a touch of elegance and style to any room.