If you’re looking for a carpet that is tough enough to stand up to life’s challenges while maintaining a beautiful design, look no further than Berber carpeting. Berber is a popular choice among homeowners in the greater Brookhaven area for its durability and classic looks. At Floor Coverings International Brookhaven, we carry a wide selection of Berber carpets to meet your carpeting needs. Read on as our carpet team shares more information about this great flooring solution.
What is Berber Carpet?
Berber carpets were originally woven by the Berber populations of North Africa, ethnolinguistic tribes indigenous to the region whose tradition of hand weaving fabrics dates back thousands of years. The different weaves and knots were used to create patterns and textures that differed from one tribe to the next, and the fabrics were then used to make rugs, clothing, and other textiles. Today, Berber refers to a tight, loop pile carpeting reminiscent of the distinct weave and knot of traditional Berber cloth.
Traditional Berber carpet is lighter in color with flecks of darker tones scattered throughout. More modern designs incorporate a wide variety of colors and materials including wool, Olefin fiber, and nylon. Berber has often been installed in below-grade basements, but more and more homeowners are discovering just how great it looks as a wall-to-wall carpet in living rooms, bedrooms, and on staircases.
Durability and Cost
Thanks to its construction, Berber carpeting has become known for its long-lasting durability at a reasonable price compared to other types of flooring materials. However, it’s important to know that this is not always the case – just because it’s Berber doesn’t mean it’s a higher quality than other options. Just as any other flooring material, Berber is available in different levels of quality and it’s important to choose the right quality for your home’s needs. Luckily, we partner with top manufacturers to make sure our customers get the best flooring available for their budgets.
Overall, Berber is a great carpeting choice for many homeowners. Maintenance is simple and requires regular vacuuming to remove dirt and debris. Be sure to avoid using vacuums with beater bars and attachments that could snag the carpet. For homeowners with pets, be aware that cats can be attracted to the texture of the carpet and may attempt to use it as they would a scratching post.
When you’re ready to start your next home or commercial carpeting project, call Floor Coverings International Brookhaven to schedule your free design consultation. We provide expert advice, great selection, and professional installation in the Brookhaven, Decatur, Embry Hills, and surrounding areas.
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