The Difference Between Steamed and Un-Steamed Pads
By steaming the wool, the tufted wool yarn strands bloom with heat and moisture, providing a full, plush feeling. With unsteamed wool pads, the strands of wool are sewn tighter together resulting in more wool in the pad.
- Larger Strands – During the steaming process, the strands bloom and swell, making the strand look visually wider.
- Less Initial Blow off – One of the results of steaming the wool is that it helps to reduce the amount of wool that initially sheds from the pad.
- Look and Feel – Because the wool swells, the pad visually looks more plush and full.