Selection of Unique Sheep Skin Rugs in the UK
Unique Sheep Breeds and Good Interior Rugs
There are a few unique brands within the UK that produce very good rugs for the house. The variations in the colour and texture can help in placing the rug appropriately. For instance Icelandic sheep have nice long fleece with dense hair that’s silky soft. The gold blend of colours in the coats of this breed make it suitable for wall setting and any position that requires something eye catching.
On the contrary, Merino sheep are popular for their pure white fleece may not be as long haired but are quite dense. This fleece is also not quite as silky soft and maybe suitable for positions where the rug may be mildly used, say a bedroom doorway. These rugs are also quite large and hang well along a wall or in a hallway.
Shetland lambs are also a rare breed known for their long white coats with a very silky soft texture. The silky soft nature makes this suited for feet and can be best placed in a position such as the bedroom close to the bed or near the dresser.
UK Climate and Rugs
It is a fact that across much of the UK it rains more often than in many countries, for this reason the temperatures are often low and dampness is common within the home. If you have been spending money on decorating your home within the UK, you want to keep this in mind. A beautiful sheepskin rug too close to the door will often have to endure muddy and wet shoes. The result being that the constant cleaning will probably reduce the rugs quality, texture and useful lifespan. For best results a rug needs to be away from these trouble spots or hung on the wall.
Weather surveys indicate that as many as 30% of homes in the UK were considered damp and over 40% had some degree of water damage owing to this. Simply put, this means that when buying a rug, anything that can adjust to moisture and is easy to dry is acceptable. Fortunately, this is one of the strengths of wool fiber as it absorbs as much as 40% moisture and is easily aired to release this moisture. If your rug is in a position that causes it to frequently dampen, consider airing it frequently. It is worth keeping in mind that dampness and associated pathogens such as dust mites, are the main cause of respiratory disorders. Fortunately sheep skin is naturally unconducive for the growth of bacteria and the spread of vermin.
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