Fiber Facts

828 International rugs are a versatile and beautiful way to accentuate the style of your home. Every rug we offer is made only of high quality wool or heat-set polypropylene—the two most durable and maintenance friendly fibers available.
In addition, we purposely exceed industry standards in terms of rug weight and density to ensure your complete satisfaction. With proper care, your 828 rug will bring you enjoyment for many years.

The natural qualities of wool make it the perfect fiber for weaving rugs. In addition to its innate beauty, strength, and purity, wool boasts a number of additional features that make it an exceptional fiber:

  • Excellent dyeing characteristics
  • Durability
  • Flame retardancy
  • Heat and sound insulating properties
  • Resilience to matting and crushing
  • Natural resistance to soil and dirt
  • Easy maintenance

Polypropylene is a man-made fiber that is created by a process called extrusion. Extrusion involves the pre-dyeing of pellets that are then melted down and extruded into continuous fibers. As a man-made fiber, polypropylene has several built-in features that make it attractive for use in rugs:

  • Stain and soil resistance
  • Appearance retention
  • Durability
  • Soft feel
  • Rich colorations
  • Easy maintenance


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