When it comes to choosing carpet the sheer number of options can be overwhelming. There are numerous colors, pile designs, and materials to choose from. To make the carpet selection process easier here we’ll be focusing on just one of your carpet options: Berber. Interestingly, Berber carpet was originally made from camel hair. Although today the term Berber refers to any carpet that is constructed using a loop pile design. Berber carpet can be made from a variety of materials, including nylon, olefin, or wool. We encourage you to read on to learn more about this highly durable material, and to consider adding it to your Broadview Heights home.
Berber Carpet Advantages
Affordable—Berber is widely known for its affordability, especially when compared to wool carpet, which can be on the pricey side. All carpets start off as loop pile, but for many the tops of the loops are cut off to make cut pile carpet. Berber is loop pile, which results in a manufacturing process that requires less time and energy than cut pile carpet. The elimination of this extra step ensures a lower price.
Resistant to Stains and Spills—Berber carpet is known for its compactness. It’s not thick or fluffy, and therefore doesn’t tend to absorb liquids. Its dense loop pile design encourages liquids to sit at the top of the carpet instead of sinking deep into its fibers. This is a significant benefit, and makes Berber carpet great for busy families with children.
Berber Carpet Precautions
Prone to Snags—We would like to caution that Berber carpet is prone to snags, a downside of its loop pile design. It may not be great for those that have cats or dogs with long nails, as they can get caught in loops. One option is to install Berber in rooms that are generally off limits to pets.
Here at Floor Coverings International Cleveland Southwest we’d love to help you find the right carpet for your home. Maybe that’s Berber carpet, maybe it’s not. Either way we’re here to help! We offer a wide selection of carpet options, which we encourage you to take a look at in our product gallery. Our design experts proudly serve the greater Strongsville, Broadview Heights areas and offer free consultations. Call us today!
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