Berber and Loop Carpets

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berber-carpet-tcb-seattleLoop carpeting, often referred to as Berber carpet, acquired it’s name for a tribe of people located in North Africa. This Tribe, using natural fibers and speckled yarns, could create a fabric woven with multiple loops of varying sizes. Today the same idea is used to create carpet that looks very natural, is visually interesting, and comfortable to walk on. The loops in Berber carpet create extra cushion to your feet or to the rest of your body when you sit or stand on it.

Berber carpet is an excellent choice for a family room or other high-traffic areas of the home. Resistant to stains and mating, Berber continues to be a popular choice for homeowners in the Pacific Northwest.

With all the different options, it is important to educate yourself before you purchase to determine which one will give you the best performance for your money.

Why is Nylon the best Fiber for Carpet

Nylon is inherently stain resistant and it retains it appearance longer than any other fiber on the market. Wool Berber, while expensive, is all natural and naturally resistance to microbial growth and odor retention. Olefin (Polyester) and PET (recycled plastic soda bottles) fibers make up the lower priced Berbers. These varieties, while cost effective, will not retain their new appearance as long as their nylon counterparts. While Polyester carpeting has superior stain resistance, it is more susceptible to matting. It’s important to understand the benefits and limitations before you purchase a Berber carpet. We have replaced a number of cheap Berber carpets installed by companies that did not have their clients best interest at heart.

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