Karastan is one of the oldest brands in the Carpet world. For over 90 years, the Karastan name has been synonymous with quality, beauty and durability. Using the purest New Zealand wool, Karastan set the standard and continues to maintain their position as America’s brand of choice for high-end carpeting and rugs.
As an innovator in the flooring industry, Karastan creates remarkable carpets and rugs that offer a number of advantages for you and your family. Carpet is more than just a floor covering, it’s designed with livability, inspiration and comfort in mind so you can live beautifully.
Easy to Clean
Wool’s natural resistance to dirt and soiling make is very easy to maintain. It is a non-allergenic fiber and it does not promote the growth of bacteria or dust mites or give off harmful emissions making it safe for you and your family.
While treated carpets can do a good job of resisting liquid stains, nylon and other fibers tend to attract oils. Wool fibers however, naturally repel oils commonly tracked in from asphalt, garages, cooking agents, and they are even on our skin. Wool repels these oils, helping it maintain its clean appearance.
Strong and Durable
Karastan creates products that last using patented woven technology to make wool products that are durable and strong. Wool is naturally very resilient, which means it keeps it shape. Most carpets wear down and flatten over time—which is one of the first hings that makes a carpet look like it needs to be replaced—wool bounces back. Wool has a natural crimp which gives it built-in crush resistance! Dents from furniture disappear easily when gently moistened and left to recover naturally.
Natural bulk and pliability give Karastan wool great sound and heat insulation. Wool and polyester are the go-to carpets for comfort is the highest priority. Wool is unique because it combines softness with springiness. Where many soft carpets crush easily, wool carpet maintains its comfort for years.
Wool carpet is naturally fire resistant. Due to a higher ignition temperature, wool is difficult to ignite and has a low flame-spread, low heat release properties and low heat of combustion. Wool fibers do not melt—they form an insulating, cool char and self-extinguish. As a whole, wool contributes less to smoke or toxic gas formation compared to synthetic carpet pile fibers.
Karastan is an environmentally responsible company that consistently practices energy efficient and safe manufacturing procedures that pair well with the natural sustainability of New Zealand wool.
Karastan is the largest processor of wool carpets and rugs in America as well as the largest user of New Zealand wool—the cleanest, whitest wool in the world. The sheep in New Zealand are grown in open, clean pastures utilizing farming techniques that preserve the health and beauty of the land for future generations. When you buy Karastan, you can feel confident you are purchasing the best flooring for your home. Shop the lowest prices of the season on all Karastan Wool carpets and Area Rugs during National Karastan Month.