What are some uses for Berber carpet?

What are some uses for Berber carpet?

A Berber carpet installation is excellent for high-traffic areas because it's durable and easy to clean. It's also versatile and works with any decor.

Today’s homeowners install this in everything from the basement to the home office and living room. It’s even a popular choice for staircases. 

The evolution of Berber carpet

In the not-so-distant past, Berber referred to a rug with a light background and flecks of brown or gray. The looped construction reflected the weaving style of the Berbers of North Africa.

It's still a looped construction, but the colors have evolved. The carpet, however, now comes in solid colors and that former flecked pattern. So, today, Berber refers more to the looped construction than the color.

Taking a deeper dive into durability

As previously mentioned, Berber is a looped construction. Therefore, looped patterns are generally stronger because an entire process is skipped.

All rugs start with uncut loops. They remain that way, as opposed to being further cut.

Some pet owners may be concerned about animal claws snagging the loops and causing unraveling. Generally, that won't happen, although it depends on quality. Learn more by visiting our carpet store in St. Croix Falls, WI.

The short, tightly woven loops make it more difficult for stains to penetrate and set. It's also considered a low-pile soft surface, which is more durable and easier to clean.

Cost = increased popularity

Berbers are often made with budget-friendly–and durable– olefin fiber. It's also less costly to manufacture because it skips a process.

Visit our carpet store for your flooring needs

Cascade Flooring is a family-owned company that's been in business for over 40 years. Visit our showroom, where you'll see plenty of carpet styles, fiber types, and colors–all from top brands like Mohawk, SmartStrand, Dream Weaver, and more.

We're located in St. Croix Falls, WI, and service St. Croix Falls, Balsam Lake, Taylors Falls, Osceola, and Amery.