The Difference Between Steamed and Unsteamed 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.
- More Aggressive – Because the wool strands are sewn tighter together, the pads are more aggressive in their function.
- Large Amount of Initial Blow-Off– The first time one uses this type of wool pad, there will be a larger amount of blow-off. After the initial blow-off, it will shed very little for the remaining life of the pad.