Originally developed by the Berber peoples of North Africa, Berber-style carpets have been around for thousands of years. Berber carpeting is recognizable for its tight, dense loop construction, which is effective in holding up against wear and tear. Today, Chandler homeowners can find Berber carpet in a wide range of styles, materials, and colors to suit any home. Think Berber carpeting might be for you? Here are a few tips from Floor Coverings International Chandler-Gilbert to consider:
Berber Carpeting: Things to Consider
- Berber carpeting is available in different fibers and materials. The material that you choose will affect the carpet’s price, stain resistance, and comfort. For a more durable and stain-resistant carpet, choose nylon; for a lower price tag, choose polyester or olefin; for comfort and sustainability, choose wool.
- Berber carpeting is well constructed for handling everyday activity. Its low, tight looped pile helps to absorb the weight of foot traffic and keep dirt and liquids on the carpet’s surface. This makes Berber easier to clean than textured high pile carpets.
- Berber’s loop pile makes it trackless, meaning that it will not show footprints and vacuum tracks. That is while you will often see it busy public spaces like hotels, office buildings, and schools.
- A looped carpet like Berber can be prone to snagging. Sharp objects like pets’ claws, pieces of furniture, or kids’ toys may catch on the loops and pull them loose. While this doesn’t affect the carpet’s usability, it can make it look more worn and disheveled over time.
To explore different styles and samples of Berber carpeting, just give us a call! Floor Coverings International Chandler-Gilbert serves homeowners in the Chandler, Gilbert, Ahwatukee, Tempe, Mesa, Maricopa area. We even bring our mobile showroom to you, so you can shop for new carpeting without leaving the house!
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