Berber is a popular carpet choice with homeowners in the greater Chesterfield, O'Fallon, St. Peters, St. Charles areas due to its durability and low maintenance. Berber carpet originated in North Africa thousands of years ago, where the Berber people created rugs and carpets in many different colors that often told a story or identified their tribe.
Today, Berber carpet refers to any carpet with a loop pile and is made with modern machinery. In loop pile carpeting, the looped fibers are left intact. Cut pile, on the other hand, is when the fibers are sheared off, creating an even surface.
- Durable: Berber carpet is incredibly durable due to its design construction. It will hold up well to high volumes of foot traffic and is not prone to fraying.
- Low Maintenance: Due to its looped fibers, spills and stains sit on top of the carpet for longer. This gives you more time to clean up spills. Make sure to vacuum your carpet weekly.
- Hides Dirt: Due to the texture and common flecked color patterns, it hides dirt and debris more than other carpet options.
- Affordable: Depending on the type of fiber used, Berber tends to be one of the more affordable carpets out there.
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One downside of Berber carpet is that sharp objects such as pets’ claws can get caught on the loops. We’ll go over this and more during your free in-home design consultation where we bring the samples right to your door! Our trained design associates will ask a lot of questions to help determine the ideal carpet choice for your unique family, budget, and design taste. The experts at Floor Coverings International West County, MO proudly serve the greater Chesterfield, O'Fallon, St. Peters, St. Charles areas and look forward to working with you!
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