Carpet is an incredibly popular flooring choice thanks to its unmatched softness and comfort. However, with so many different styles of carpet available to San Antonio homeowners, picking the perfect one can be hard! In order to help you determine which carpet is best for your home, the experts at Floor Coverings International NE San Antonio want to introduce you to one of our favorite types of carpet: Berber.
What is Berber Carpet?
The name “Berber” is derived from the Berber tribes of Africa, who were known for their unique weaving style. Modern Berber carpet is named after these tribes since its loop pile construction is quite similar to the tribes’ weaving patterns. Berber is the most popular loop pile carpet in residential settings thanks to its durability and style.
Berber Carpet Durability
One quality that makes Berber carpet so popular is its durability. The loop pile construction of Berber makes its fibers more resistant to crushing, pilling, and showing wear and tear. This contrasts with popular cut-loop styles of carpet like Saxony or frieze, whose upright fibers are more prone to crushing and unraveling over time.
The dense, looped fibers of a Berber carpet also make it more resistant to water damage. Liquid will be more likely to sit on top of the dense Berber loops for longer before sinking into the carpet. With a plush carpet, this water would get soaked up and would begin staining much more quickly.
Berber’s loops are notably denser and less fluffy than those of other common carpets. While this makes the carpet more durable, it also makes it less cushiony and soft underfoot. The softness of your Berber carpet will ultimately depend on the material used, so go for a high-quality nylon or even wool to achieve a soft Berber carpet. Pair this with a good carpet pad to add cushion to your floors.
Berber Carpet Cost
One unique perk of Berber carpet is that it tends to cost less than cut-loop carpets. This is because all carpets start off with looped fibers, so Berber carpets require less manufacturing time since the fibers don’t need to be cut or twisted. Of course, the cost of your carpet will ultimately depend on the quality and material used.
Get Started in San Antonio Today
Berber carpet is a popular choice amongst San Antonio homeowners thanks to its many unique perks! Contact Floor Coverings International NE San Antonio today to schedule your free, in-home design consultation and we’ll help you find the perfect carpet for your home. We proudly serve Northeast San Antonio, New Braunfels, Schertz and surrounding areas.
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