Installing a carpet in your home will create a pleasant and cosy atmosphere. However, with so many carpets to select from, it can be difficult to decide. Berber carpet is one all-around appealing and durable flooring option to consider. Here are several benefits of choosing this for your carpet installation.
Berber carpet is a loop pile carpet, which means the fibres weave back and forth through the backing to form surface loops. On the other hand, cut pile carpets have the loops cut so that the fibres stand on end rather than creating loops. Because of their structure, loop pile carpets are generally more durable than cut-pile carpets. Though, many other elements impact the robustness of a given carpet. Thus, you can install Berber carpet in many areas of the house, even in high-traffic hallways and stairs. While some Berber carpets aren't as soft as cut piles, you'll appreciate their warmth regardless.
Another benefit of Berber carpets is that they're usually quite economical. Loop pile carpets omit the additional production step to trim the loops, helping to reduce manufacturing expenses. However, a carpet's price also depends on its material and other variables. Common material choices include polypropylene, nylon, and wool. Wool is the most expensive of the three. Berber carpets sometimes blend fibres such as nylon and polypropylene or nylon and wool. Nylon is an extremely tough fibre that doesn't rub or suffer from abrasions easily. Polypropylene is also hardwearing. Wool carpets naturally resist fire and are non-allergenic. Plus, they wear well.
Berber carpets don't require a lot of upkeep. However, to keep the floor fresh, have it professionally cleaned regularly. Because this carpet is made up of loops, spills tend to gather on top rather than sink in, giving you more time to clean up. On the other hand, long-fibre cut-pile carpets tend to soak up any spills and are more difficult to maintain. If you shift furniture, be careful not to snag any of the loops. If you have a cat that loves to knead the carpet, make sure you provide them with a scratching post to protect the looping structure.
Berber carpets come in plenty of different colours to suit diverse decors. You can choose a uniform colour, such as wheat, cream, or grey, or a mixed colour. Some carpets feature flecks to leave a spattering of similar tones across the flooring. Berber carpet consists of rows of loops for a smooth but natural look, regardless of the colour.