Why Our Rugs Are 100% Wool and NOT Synthetic

For the search of the ultimate quality and customer satisfaction, there is a reason why Maison Morocco sells ONLY handwoven rugs made from 100% Moroccan wool. What is Moroccan Wool? Moroccan wool is wool sourced from sheep within Morocco. 

In this blog post, we break down the different between Wool vs Synthetic 

Wool vs Synthetic

1. Wool

Wool rugs are hand woven and use natural wool with hundreds of knots used to create intricate patterns and designs. There is an interesting fun fact behind wool actually, it acts as a natural noise insulator which prevents echoing and helps shield your from unwanted noise 

2. Synthetic

Synthetic rugs are made using man-made fibers, like polypropylene (also known as olefin), nylon, acrylic, or polyester.

These materials are made from petroleum in a lab and sent to factories to be machine woven into rugs. In regards to different synthetic materials,  synthetic materials have different chemical properties and compounds. They have small differences in texture and color, but for the most part, the average person cannot tell the difference between synthetic materials.

How long do wool rugs and synthetic rugs last?


Well maintained wool rugs will be in your home for at least 50 years and can be used as heirloom pieces for generations.

Wool is one of Mother Nature’s most durable fibers.

You will be able to pass your wool \rug down to your children and grandchildren for many generations.

Because of their durability and scarcity, wool rugs can make great investment pieces with antique wool rugs selling at high values.

Wool has a naturally crimped texture and spiral shape that make it ideal for high traffic areas.

Wool will not become matted down over years of pitter patter and heavy furniture.

Just like fine leather, wool rugs patina with age making them look and feel even more luxurious than the day they were delivered to your home



 The usual life span of a polypropylene, nylon, acrylic or polyester rug is 3-5 years with professional cleaning.

  • Synthetic rugs are not as resilient to foot traffic as wool rugs.
  • All synthetic rugs lack wool's brilliant spiral structure created by Mother Nature, meaning the fibers tend to become matted down and tear from foot traffic and heavy furniture.
  • Nylon tends to be the most durable of the synthetic fibers, however, a distant second to wool.
  • Nylon is a resilient fiber (meaning it is considered to be durable) and the strongest of the synthetic fibers.
  • It is the most expensive synthetic fiber.

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