Allergy & Asthma Safe

Research by Wools of New Zealand

You can breathe easy thanks to wool’s natural air filtering capabilities, trapping allergens like dust and pollen.

There are many health benefits found from including wool fibres within our living environments. As well as being warm and comfortable, wool textiles effectively trap dust and allergens preventing them from irritating the respiratory system by keeping them out of the breathing zone. Especially beneficial for allergy sufferers, wool fibres are too large to be inhaled so are unlikely to cause sneezing and other unpleasant allergic reactions.

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The Swedish Experiment

Childhood Asthma increased by 300% when carpets were removed from Swedish homes and schools. Previously, there was considerable debate in Sweden, with claims that carpet was the source of harmful contaminants that were resulting in allergic reactions. As a result, Swedish consumers and public building officials severely reduced their use of carpet. However, in 1996, Professors Shishoo and Börjesson, of the Swedish Institute for Fibre Polymer Research, pointed out that while carpet had dropped from a market share of 40% in the mid-1970s to only 2% in 1992, the occurrence of allergic reactions and other environmental sensitivity in the general Swedish population had actually been steadily increasing. Of particular note, since carpet was not recommended for schools, was the fact that the prevalence of childhood asthma had trebled over the same period.

Wool Removes Indoor Air Contaminents

Polluted indoor air can lead to discomfort, reduced efficiency and even ill health amongst employees and residents. Wool carpet has been shown to rapidly neutralise formaldehyde, nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide, common contaminants in today’s indoor environment.

Not only does wool neutralise these contaminants more quickly and completely than synthetic carpet fibres, it does not re-emit them, even when heated.

Wool carpet may continue purifying the air for up to 30 years.

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Happy Customers

Kind words from retailers and customers.


As a retailer – Customers love the products. The colour choice is great. They are British made, hard wearing 80/20 wool carpets. I have customers, after having their Penthouse Carpet down 15 years plus, asking for the same make as they say they have been brilliant carpets. If you are looking for a wool carpet, then Penthouse Carpets are an excellent choice.

Jacqueline L.


Samples came within 3 days. Have used their carpets before and have always found them to be excellent and good value for money for a well made product. Great choice of colours and styles.

Jeff B.


I am a carpet retailer in Carlisle trading with Penthouse. First class service from John the rep and sales, quality and finish are all excellent.

Donald M.


Super fast delivery of sample and great quality – I have ordered 95sqm from my local supplier.

Trish H.


Penthouse Carpets Ltd have remained one of the biggest selections of shades since I can remember, the softness of their high quality carpets make a vast difference in the installation which eventually becomes British Wool luxury underfoot.

Gary C.D.


Outstanding company and an excellent product to fit.

Dave E.