What is Felt? Simply put, felt rugs are made of matted wool. Wool becomes felt when it is subjected to moisture, heat, and pressure and is used in rugs and shag area rugs.
If domestic sheep were not shorn, over time their wool would felt Hot also, soapy water makes the wool slippery, and causes tiny scales on the fiber to "split and spread. The strands lock the fibers from backing up again after they slide across each other; with agitation, the fibers interlock and get tangled up together. once cooled and dried, the wool close and lock the wool into the tough, durable material we call felt when flattened they are cut into shapes and used in our rugs.
Felt RUGS ARE IN.
Felt rugs using Felted wool are making waves in the world of modern and contemporary interior design. by September, 2009 Felt rugs have been emerging as an alternative to the traditional "flat" designs years past and have been adopted and added to the latest line of designer rugs:
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