Unflammability - a new word that is finding its way into everyday use....
We asked Dr Mike Madden to demonstrate the natural Unflammability of wool carpets and rugs in order to explain why all homes, hotels, cruise ships, planes and cars should consider them as the best choice.
We at the Wool Carpet Focus Group are fully aware of the benefits of wool and these can be seen on the woolcarpetsnaturally.org website. Seeing is believing and we will produce a video of Dr Mike's demonstration but on a larger scale!
Dr Mike builds a small bonfire on a piece of wool carpet;
You can see that Dr Mike won his bonfire building badge at Scouts!
A simple fire but with sufficient heat and flame to cause a nasty fire on the wrong surface!
Well alight, the paper and wood burn at very high temperatures. Dr Mike is in his laboratory so do not try this at home, you never know you might not have a wool carpet!
Look carefully, very little smoke, no melting plastic or toxic black fumes.You can see the singed and charred carpet, with virtually no spread of fire. This charring protects the lower wool pile from the flames and also the underlay and floorboards.
Dr Mike is scraping away the charred part with a coin.
Of course there is a bit of singing but the point is there is no spread of fire and it self extinguished. Wool doesn't burn in our normal atmosphere! It is naturally Unflammable.
We are not claiming the impossible with wool but just ask you to give it some thought. If there is an accident in your home we think you would be naturally safer with wool carpets, rugs, bedding and upholstery.