6 Reasons Why Tartan Wool is the New Sofa Craze

Tartan is worming its way back into the soft furnishing world, and it’s easy to see why. Fashion is a never-ending revolution of the retro becoming mainstream again, and it was only a matter of time before the tartan Chesterfield was popular again. Tartan Chesterfield furniture was the all the rage decades ago, populating stately homes and manors for the rich and famous – though now they’re back, and affordable for everyone.

If you’re struggling to decide on which Chesterfield to buy, DesignerSofas4U have compiled a short list of reasons why our tartan wool sofas are a must.

  1. It’s a naturally occurring material full of amazing qualities.

The properties of wool make its use in our manufacture of Chesterfield furniture ideal – take it’s naturally anti-wrinkle fibres for example; wool is like a spring, with it’s natural crimp making sure it returns to its shape even after being stretched by up to 30%! Its complex structure offers fantastic resilience against becoming hard and flat, so you can count on the fibres to keep their shape – even after years of use.

It’s also naturally flame-resistant, so it doesn’t need to be treated with chemicals for it to meet fire safety standards. Wool is difficult to ignite, has low flame spread and heat release properties; meaning it does not melt and has superior self-extinguishing qualities ideal for use for Chesterfield sofa production.

  1. It’s a naturally renewable, and biodegradable fibre.

Yes, so is leather, but no animals are harmed in the production of wool. Every year sheep grow fleece, and ever year these coats need to be sheared. So wool is natural, and renewable – properties that nobody has ever managed to replicate through synthetic production, and in today’s renewable resource conscious world that’s not such a small thing.

Plus when it’s time to replace your old woolen sofa with, say, a brand new wool Chesterfield, the material will biodegrade over time – another very handy property in a society becoming increasingly more concerned about the environment. DesignerSofas4U have a green initiative too, where we aim to cause as little damage to the world we live in as possible, and our wool sofas help us achieve this goal.

  1. It’s naturally resilient and almost effortless to clean.

It’s resilient in its nature – meaning woolen Chesterfield sofas offer a lifetime of quality without being laden with chemicals and treatments that harm the environment.

The natural fibres in wool consist of overlapping scales, much like the feathers on a bird, so dirt sits on the surface of the sofa and can be brushed or cleaned off very easily; an almost necessary feature for a Chesterfield sofa in a house with children or pets.

Wool also has anti-static properties. Static attracts dust, dirt and lint, meaning a woolen Chesterfield sofa will stay cleaner for longer, and when it does need cleaning it’s a simple and almost effortless experience.

  1. Woolen furniture can actually keep your family healthy.

Okay, this might seem like a strange one but stay with us. Wool is hypoallergenic – meaning it’s resistant to the bacteria, mold and mildew that can trigger allergic reactions. Imagine buying a sofa that you’re allergic to! With a wool Chesterfield you won’t have that problem.

Dust mites, a potential trigger for asthma attacks, find it almost impossible to survive in woolen furniture. They need moisture to survive, but wool has microscopic pores that effectively respond to changes in humidity – no matter how moist the air, the sofa will stay dry. 

Wool absorbs harmful pollutants in the air too, without re-emitting them! It’s estimated that woolen furniture in your home can purify the air you and your family breathe for up to 30 years!

  1. It’s always the right temperature.

Wool has balanced thermal insulation properties. Consider leather for a second – in the depths of winter, leather is ice cold but in the middle of a hot summer’s day it’s hot and sticky. Woolen fibres on the other hand adapt to the changing temperatures; it’s warm in winter and cool in summer so it’s always just right.

  1. We’re the undisputed Chesterfield manufacturers.

We’re here to help; our team of highly trained customer service representatives can answer any questions you might have about our Wool Chesterfield Sofas, so get in touch. You can email, call 01254268 590 or fill out our contact us form today. 

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