Berber carpet is a popular flooring choice for Kennett Square homes and businesses due to its durability and affordability. Floor Coverings International Brandywine Valley carries a wide selection of Berber carpets and we have compiled some useful information about this great product. Continuing reading to learn more about Berber carpet and see if it’s the right choice for you.
What is Berber Carpet?
Massed produced Berber carpet has a loop pile construction based on the textiles of the Berber people of North Africa. All carpets start with closed loops, which are then cut to create styles such as friezes. With Berber carpet, the loops remain uncut, which provide a number of useful benefits. Another feature of Berber carpet is its multi-colored speckled appearance, mimicking the neutral, flecked tones of the wool traditionally used in production. Today Berber carpet is made in a wide range of different colors and materials, but the flecks remain a hallmark of the style.
Benefits of Berber Carpet
Berber carpet has a number of benefits that make it a solid choice for owners. The closed loop construction provides better traction than cut pile carpeting, which makes it a good choice for stair projects. It can also be very durable and holds up well to foot traffic without crushing. The closed loops make it less susceptible to staining, as liquid tends to float on the surface of the loops instead of immediately soaking down into the fiber. Finally, the speckled appearance helps disguise dirt, making Berber carpet a great choice for high traffic areas.
Generally Berber carpet will cost less than an equivalent open pile carpet, since it requires fewer steps in production — however this is dependent on the material. For example, a wool Berber carpet will be more expensive than a nylon plush carpet. Different materials will also be more suited for different environments. Nylon Berber carpet is a popular choice for businesses since it tends to cost less and nylon fiber is waterproof, stain resistant, and easy to clean. However, many homeowners prefer Berber carpet made from wool or wool mixes, as these carpets will be softer, are made from natural fibers, and are hypoallergenic.
While Berber carpet is very durable under most conditions, it’s important to avoid catching and pulling on the individual loops, as it might cause partial unraveling. For this reason, it’s recommended that you don’t use rotating brushes on vacuums and make sure to trim the nails of pets.
If you are interested in learning more about Berber carpet for your home or business, contact the flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Brandywine Valley! We proudly serve the Elkton, Kennett Square, Chester County areas and will come for a free on-site consultation to help you find the perfect carpet for your needs!
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