Berber is one style of carpet that has stood the test of time. Its durability and versatility make it suitable for many areas of the home, from basements to bedrooms to offices. Plus, Berber is available in a range of materials at different price points, so there’s something for everyone.
Want to find out if Berber carpet is right for your Bozeman home? Here are some helpful tips from our experts at Floor Coverings International Bozeman.
Things to Know About Berber Carpet
Berber has long had a reputation for being an affordable yet durable carpet style. This is true, to a certain extent – Berber is a loop carpet, which is easier to manufacture (and therefore cheaper) than cut pile carpets like friezes and saxonies.
In addition, Berber carpets are often made with olefin fiber, which is cheaper than nylon and wool. However, Berber carpets are manufactured with varying levels of quality at varying price points. A higher quality Berber carpet may cost a bit more, but will likely be made with better materials.
When compared to other types of carpeting, Berber is relatively durable. Loop-style carpets are generally stronger than cut styles, since they can withstand the weight and pressure of heavy foot traffic. However, it’s important to note that lower quality Berber will not be as durable as higher quality versions.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Berber is significantly easier to clean than cut pile carpets. Spills and messes tend to sit on the surface of Berber carpeting, so they are easier to clean than friezes and other styles. If you are able to catch a spill early, it is likely that you will be able to clean it before it soaks in and stains the carpet.
This disadvantage to Berber and other loop styles is that they can be snagged and ripped. A pet’s claws, a child’s toy, or a heavy piece of furniture could catch on a loop and pull it loose. Though this does not ruin the integrity of the entire carpet, it can cause it to look damaged and/or disheveled over time.
Interested in having Berber carpet installed in your Bozeman home? Call our experts at Floor Coverings International Bozeman for a free in-home estimate!
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