Carpet has always been the go-to floor for homeowners seeking warmth and comfort, but with many styles to choose from, selecting a carpet can be hard. Berber is one of the many types of carpets we provide and install here at Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta, so we’ve compiled a list of things you ought to know about this fantastic flooring if you’re considering it for your Atlanta home.
What is Berber Carpet?
The term “berber” originally referred to the flecked pattern used in the weavings of the North African Berber tribes. This distinct pattern was commonly found in looped styles of carpet, thus leading berber to become a term that refers to looped fibers rather than a flecked pattern. Today, these carpets are commonly made of nylon, olefin, or wool.
Appearance and Feel
The thick looping of berber carpet is what gives it a unique look. Carpets can be dyed any number of colors, making this a versatile choice for many rooms in the home. Berber can be used in rugs to warm up cold floors or in wall-to-wall carpeting in bedrooms and living rooms. Berber may not be as soft as cut pile or nylon carpets, but it still provides great cushion and warmth.
Berber is a popular choice for homeowners seeking a durable carpet. Because the fibers in these carpets are looped instead of cut, they tend to be stronger than other fiber types. This also means that spills tend to sit on top of the loops instead of sinking into the carpet, making it easy to clean. One concern is the possibility of snagging a loop, but this is an accident easily avoided provided you’re careful about dragging heavy furniture across your carpet.
Berber is cheaper than many other types of carpet because it is usually made with olefin, the least expensive synthetic fiber type. Since berber carpets stay looped, manufacturers can skip the process of shearing off the tops of the loops, helping to further reduce the price.
Get Started Today
Berber’s style and durability could be just what you’ve been looking for in a carpet for your Atlanta home! Contact Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta today to schedule your free in-home consultation. We proudly serve the greater Buckhead, Atlanta, Midtown areas.
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