What is Berber Carpet, and Why Should You Choose It?

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Berber carpets’ handmade look and strength make them a desirable choice for new floors in homes as well as offices. Learn all you need to know about installing carpet in your office or home.

Berber Carpet: What Is It?

Berber floor mats are a form of flooring that is distinctively looped and has a light color, with darker flecks. Berber carpets, which are both durable and inexpensive, are a popular choice for residential and business carpets.

Berbers refer specifically to Berber tribes found in North Africa and the Sahara region. They have been hand-making Berber carpets for many millennia.

What is the Difference between Berber Carpet Types?

There are two types of Berber styles of carpet available: traditional and modern. Modern Berber is a mass-produced pile carpet that looks similar to the traditional Berber knots. Manufacturers use wool, Olefin fiber, also called polypropylene, as well as blends of many materials. Modern Berber’s background is light-colored and has multi-colored flecks.

Contrary to traditional Berber carpets, which are handmade from natural materials, such as wool, and a machine called a loom, the Berbers used the same method of producing the carpet for centuries. Traditional Berber carpets feature a knot in place of a loop and are decorated with colored geometric patterns against light backgrounds.

3 Perks of Installing Berber Carpet

Berber carpets can offer many benefits to property owners and homeowners.

  1. Pricing Berber carpets are manufactured from many different materials. Wool Berber is the most costly, but Olefin Fiber, Polyester, and Nylon are comparable in price to many other types. Berber carpet installation may be challenging for DIY projects. A contractor may charge between 2 and 4 dollars per square foot. Learn about the differences between nylon vs. polyester carpets.
  2. Durability Berber rugs are strong and durable. They can be used in high-traffic areas, such as offices or homes. Because the loop pile is difficult to remove, it is impossible to snag or tear out material. In the past, basements loved their durability and ability to withstand heavy foot traffic. Berber carpets have become a popular choice for high-traffic areas such as living rooms and offices.
  3. The carpet is stain-resistant. Liquid spillages tend to build up on the carpet’s surface. Use a damp towel to clean liquids, while simple vacuuming can take care of solids. Carpets are less resilient to deeper stains, particularly if they have chemical or oily properties. Berber carpets with lower quality fibers tend to be less durable and more prone to staining than those with better quality.

Berber Carpet Setbacks

Berber flooring is a great option for any home. But, before you make that purchase, here are some things to consider.

We don’t recommend Berber being installed in a home with pets. Looped-style carpeting can snag pets’ claws, and cats love pulling them apart for entertainment. Mixing the two could result in damage to your furry friend or ugly, frayed-out carpeting.

Rearranging your home can be dangerous. The loops can be loosened by dragging furniture over the carpeting. It takes quite a lot to get rid of the loops.

If any of these situations do not apply to your case, then you are in luck. Berber carpeting is a great choice for your home. To find out, set up a free flooring estimate with your local company. You can also use a square-foot calculator to determine how much you will be charged before you get your estimate.