What is Polypropylene/Olefin?
Olefin or polypropylene is petroleum byproduct. It is solution dyed. The color goes into the material while it is in a liquid state. The color is locked inside the material. It is colorfast, and it won't run or bleed. Olefin is the most stain and fade resistant fiber available. There is no shedding or fuzzing. Spots and stains are easily removed with a wet sponge and a towel. You can steam clean the rug yourself or let the professional do it.
Brand new wool area rugs tend to shed and fuzz. Wool area rugs can fade and can be stained more easily than a synthetic. They are not always colorfast. Acid stains can loosen the dyes so the colors might run. Spills require immediate attention, as they will be more difficult to remove the longer they sit. Just mix a drop or two of liquid soap that you use to do dishes with at the sink in a cup of cool water. Blot the spot with a wet sponge and the soap solution and then dry by blotting with a towel. When it is time for all over cleaning we recommend a professional rug cleaner for wool area rugs.