Berber Carpet 101
Berber Carpet 101 Pros and Cons
A Colorful History
Modern industrialized Berber carpet features loops made from fibers such as olefin, nylon or wool that are sewn, or tufted, into the carpet’s backing. Unlike traditional pile carpet, the loops are typically left uncut, and it is this looped construction that makes Berber carpet extremely durable and a great choice for basements, steps, family rooms and other high traffic areas.
Hides Dirt and Stays Beautiful
Berber’s ability to hide dirt is one of its greatest advantages! Many styles are multicolored or contain small flecks of darker or lighter color creating a camouflage that a solid color carpet cannot provide. This keeps it looking new and beautiful longer. But although the dirt may be hard to see, it is still advisable to vacuum regularly with the right type of vacuum and use a professional carpet cleaner annually.
For ease of maintenance Berber is a great option. Spills tend to puddle on the surface due to the looped construction, enabling easy clean up and they can often take a lot of wear and tear on heavy traffic areas. The loop construction gives the fibers more support vs. a cut loop carpet which will crush both from furniture and foot traffic.